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Windows 7: After fresh install, only power button wakes laptop from sleep

03 Jul 2017   #21
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

This is probably a stupid suggestion, but have you tried pressing a keyboard key twice in quick succession to see if that will wake it from sleep.


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04 Jul 2017   #22
tgp1994

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Hey, no question is stupid here. I'm willing to try just about anything. I did several double taps around the keyboard without success. I'm kind of concerned that there isn't a Power Management tab for the input devices in question, while things like my network adapters do...
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04 Jul 2017   #23
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Try changing the Power option from High Performance to Balanced, then reboot & see if that makes a difference.
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04 Jul 2017   #24
tgp1994

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

It was actually on Balanced for quite a while, then when I installed the HP Power Plan download, that became the default Power Plan (it's named HP Power Saver or something like that) so I guess I've already tried Balanced. It was my desktop that's on High Performance.
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04 Jul 2017   #25
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

We need to go back to the very beginning I think. What version of Windows was on your laptop before you installed the SSD & Windows Pro. You have said that the Wake from Sleep worked before, so what has changed?, which is what we have to be looking for.

Did you update the BIOS & other HP updates because there was this problem or did you just update them because of the new install.

The HP laptop you have apparently was first released in 2008 & came with Windows Vista, so presumably you have updated it to Windows 7 in the meantime & now reinstalled Windows Pro.

Just as a matter of interest is Windows Pro activated?.

Sorry for all the questions, but we need to go through a process of elimination to see if we can find the cause & hopefully rectify it.
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04 Jul 2017   #26
tgp1994

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

The version before was the same - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1. I don't think much has changed, which has me really stumped too. Basically before I installed the SSD, the DVD drive was installed. So I had to remove that for the SSD. Otherwise I can't think of anything that has changed, besides having a fresh installation of Windows. I only did the BIOS update after the new system had been installed for sometime with the issue, so I can't imagine that was it... I can't speak much for the HP software, they're just the latest versions I grabbed from their site.

The laptop is officially licensed for Win 7 Pro, at least the sticker was applied to the bottom of the laptop where you normally find it, so it's activated and happy with that.

No problem with the questions, it wouldn't be the first time there was something obvious right in front of my face that I missed.
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04 Jul 2017   #27
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Does removing the DVD drive mean you now have 2 hard drives in the laptop?.
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04 Jul 2017   #28
tgp1994

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Correct, the mechanical is still in its same location while the SSD has taken place of the SATA DVD drive. Do you suppose this might have somehow caused the system/windows to disable some sort of power management feature? I was thinking about making a live USB of Linux to see if power saving features still worked there to officially eliminate any hardware/firmware issues...
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04 Jul 2017   #29
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Can you change the HDDs around so the SSD is connected to where the old hard drive is connected. It is certainly possible that using the DVD drive connection is where the problem is as the DVD would not require any power saving functions.

Is there also a Windows 7 on the old HDD & are you using dual booting, selecting each from the BIOS at start up?.
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05 Jul 2017   #30
tgp1994

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I reformatted/partitioned the old HDD so it's clean and without a bootloader. I do have an image backed up of the entire drive though, in case there are any files that might be interesting from the old system.

So I took out both drives, and popped out the RTC battery for good measure while I was swapping the caddies. Back in the drives went, and I realized while booting up that I had hibernated the system rather than shutting it down... Windows did not like having that change, lol. So I discarded the hibernation state and did a fresh boot. WinSAT decided to run for some reason, and the taskbar notification area has some invisible icons now. The keyboard device still doesn't have its Power Management tab for some reason, and... The keyboard and touchpad still don't wake the machine up. But at least the system drive is now the first one, so that makes me happy.

Something else I've been wondering is, maybe at some point while making the bootable USB or installing Windows, something didn't get copied right and ended up being corrupted in such a way that some power management features become unavailable... I did run sfc which came back clean, but can I trust it?
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