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Windows 7: Windows 7 RTM Black Screen of Death after Forced Shutdo

07 Oct 2009   #1
v0id

Windows 3.11
 
 
Windows 7 RTM Black Screen of Death after Forced Shutdo

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Microsoft has informed users of an issue that prevents Windows 7 from starting after the computer the OS is installed on has been forced shut down. According to the Redmond company, this issue affects the 32-bit flavors of all Windows 7 editions. In order to replicate the scenario, end users need only to force the machine Windows 7 is installed on to shut down. A common action in this regard would be to hold the power button of the computer pressed down for a few seconds. After the PC shuts down, users will discover that it will no longer boot again. Microsoft indicated that the startup process would stop at a black screen and Windows 7 will not boot.

The software giant informed that “This problem occurs if the following conditions are true: Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is disabled either in the BIOS or in the operating system. The system is configured to enter hibernation or to enter hybrid sleep mode when the power button is pressed. The language version of the operating system that you are running is a double-byte character set (DBCS) language. For example, you are running a Chinese, Korean, or Japanese version of Windows 7 on the computer.”

There is a simple workaround designed to let users reclaim full Windows 7 functionality, and get the platform to start up under normal parameters. All that users need to do is to boot the computer via the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) disc for Windows 7. Starting the machine in normal mode will not be a problem. In the eventuality that a Windows PE disc is not on hand, a Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008 installation DVD can also be used. In addition, the Redmond company is providing a hotfix in order to help Windows 7 users prevent this scenario from happening in the future.

“This problem may also occur in a rare scenario where the power goes off when the computer is entering hibernation. By default, hybrid sleep is enabled on desktop computers. Therefore, if a desktop computer is configured to enter sleep mode when the power button is pressed, it actually enters hybrid sleep mode,” Microsoft added.
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07 Oct 2009   #2
Snufffed

 

My golly , I knew there was a GOOD reason that I never use HYBERNATE - it is disabled. or SLEEP it is disabled.

woosh, thanks for the info.
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07 Oct 2009   #3
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

All my pc's use standby. (hybrid is off)
I never use hibernate.
I rarely shut them down or reboot. Only if it is required.
I have no problem what so ever with standby.

The second scenario only occurs with hybrid enabled,
in which case the pc actually hibernates in stead of standby.

Greetings

Edit: ah, I see you edited standby to SLEEP.
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07 Oct 2009   #4
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Another good reason not to use HYBERNATION and HYBRID SLEEP. For myself, I ALWAYS had problems with those where I could simply couldn't boot back. Always.
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07 Oct 2009   #5
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Another good reason not to use HYBERNATION and HYBRID SLEEP. For myself, I ALWAYS had problems with those where I could simply couldn't boot back. Always.
Updated BIOS and drivers should see you right.

Sleep and (hybrid) hibernation are awesome. Quick ON/OFF, better for the environment than just leaving the thing powered up while you're not using it - what's not to like?
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07 Oct 2009   #6
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Another good reason not to use HYBERNATION and HYBRID SLEEP. For myself, I ALWAYS had problems with those where I could simply couldn't boot back. Always.
Updated BIOS and drivers should see you right.

Sleep and (hybrid) hibernation are awesome. Quick ON/OFF, better for the environment than just leaving the thing powered up while you're not using it - what's not to like?
I agree although I admit I use standby cause waking is instant.

I measured consumption in standby with a watt meter and it read 2.6 watts.
In Hibernate mode (not hybrid) and PSU on/off switch still on, it read 2.1 watts.
So the difference even over a year (182 watts) is negligible.

A small 25 watt lightbulb left on for 8hrs consumes 200 watts.


I can live with that.
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07 Oct 2009   #7
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
I measured consumption in standby with a watt meter and it read 2.6 watts.
In Hibernate mode (not hybrid) and PSU on/off switch still on, it read 2.1 watts.
So the difference even over a year (182 watts) is negligible.
Those numbers are going to be entirely hardware-specific and some will be (far) better than others. There's also the issue of heat. In theory, a hibernating laptop draws zero power because it's off (assuming it's not in its hybrid phase). That's useful in situations where it has to spend hours couped up in a fluffy and air-tight laptop bag under your plane seat, or in the overhead locker.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
A small 25 watt lightbulb left on for 8hrs consumes 200 watts.
In the interests of pedantry, it consumes 200Wh
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07 Oct 2009   #8
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Couldn't resist this one, damn I should be sleeping.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
Those numbers are going to be entirely hardware-specific and some will be (far) better than others.
Differences between systems will be negligible never the less.
Maybe 0.5wh
Only RAM is kept under power in standby. (theoretically)
The rest is the PSU itself, even when it's supposedly off.

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There's also the issue of heat. In theory, a hibernating laptop draws zero power because it's off (assuming it's not in its hybrid phase). That's useful in situations where it has to spend hours couped up in a fluffy and air-tight laptop bag under your plane seat, or in the overhead locker.
True, although my lappy in standby in my fluffy probably not airtight bag, stacked between a couple of books,
stays completely cool too. No warmth humanly detectable.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
A small 25 watt lightbulb left on for 8hrs consumes 200 watts.
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In the interests of pedantry, it consumes 200Wh
True, and true, that was quite pedant.

Goodnight, see you tomorrow.
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08 Oct 2009   #9
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Hmm. I always either restart or shut down. Never use hibernation or sleep.

Interesting that it only effects 32-bit though.
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08 Oct 2009   #10
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Another good reason not to use HYBERNATION and HYBRID SLEEP. For myself, I ALWAYS had problems with those where I could simply couldn't boot back. Always.
Why am I not surprized to hear that?! Even with previous versions I come across people always running into a seemingly endless list of problems when coming out of hibernation and never seeing a full restart in order to see Windows once again load things properly and see them made active.

Hibernation and sleep modes are simply for energy saving practices when a system is left idle for lengthy periods of time rather then shutting everything down. Typically this is the norm for office workers and the like while on lunch breaks, short customer visists, inhouse meetings, etc..

The home environment on the other hand is where people run multimedia, pc games, and other addon devices even compounding problems when not regularly shutting everything off for the night or when away at work or school. For systems with all these types of applications and not simply word processing and Office type softwares being the main diet you have to expect complications.
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