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Windows 7: Odd wake issue

23 May 2010   #1
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Odd wake issue

I see there are many posts on sleeping /waking issues, and I've browsed more than a few without finding an obvious answer.

After many months of dependable behavior, my system (which runs 24/7) now exhibits aberrant wake issues. On waking from keyboard or mouse all appears normal except the system refuses input. The cursor is mobile, and I can even open a desktop icon with it, but once open the program cannot be interacted with. When I Ctrl-alt-del then click cancel ( i.e. simulating a log-off), everything is fine.

I have gone through the power settings and in fact recently moved from never sleeping to hibernation, but it hasn't changed the (mis)behavior one whit.

For lack of a more obvious culprit - I suspect my M$ Natural 6000 (which is a great design-poorly executed POS) if only because from time to time it displays random quirks after periods of rest.

Any thoughts?


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23 May 2010   #2
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

Alas Roger you are not alone. I have yet to understan why some systems develop this issue. I know several that have. Mysteriously my systems have never suffered from this proplem.

I suspect a driver or poorly coded program is the culprit. But everytime I remove or repair anything the problem persist.

In the end I always reinstall.

Hopefully someone has found an answer.
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23 May 2010   #3
gregrocker

 

It's important to save a Win7 backup image when Sleep is working perfectly so you can roll back to that point if ever needed, no matter how far in the future.
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23 May 2010   #4
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It's important to save a Win7 backup image when Sleep is working perfectly so you can roll back to that point if ever needed, no matter how far in the future.
I often hear this sentiment expressed, Greg, but working home-office computers have many waypoints as time goes by. Who knows what issues I would be revisiting if I rolled back to a point of moons ago?

The wake dealio is an irritation, but one worked around with a few keystrokes. I just don't have the hours to spare to fix / patch / reinstall when I "undo" all manner of things with an old image.
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23 May 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

I start troubleshooting sleep issues in the Event Viewer looking for repeat errors at the time of sleep/wake which reveal cause.

Zero in more finely using the Performance log in the Advanced Tools list found by clicking through your WEI score link at Control Panel>System. Generate a System Health Report there, too.

The professional tool for diagnosing this is available at: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/1402...resume-issues/

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It's important to save a Win7 backup image when Sleep is working perfectly so you can roll back to that point if ever needed, no matter how far in the future.
I often hear this sentiment expressed, Greg, but working home-office computers have many waypoints as time goes by. Who knows what issues I would be revisiting if I rolled back to a point of moons ago?

The wake dealio is an irritation, but one worked around with a few keystrokes. I just don't have the hours to spare to fix / patch / reinstall when I "undo" all manner of things with an old image.
Keep a baseline image from shortly after install with everything running perfectly, but before corruption can start creeping in.

This is more like a clean reinstall but without having to do the work. Issues collected/resolved along the way therefore aren't in the equation.

Keep files backed up separately and frequently, so you can copy them in without much loss. All installers go in Downloads folder so programs which came later can be quickly reinstalled. I even back up my CD installers there.
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