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Windows 7: Sleep/Hibernate not working, update didn't fix

28 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Sleep/Hibernate not working, update didn't fix


I've been having problems with my computer's sleep and hibernation. Whenever I use them, my computer shuts down instead, and when i go to wake it up I get a screen saying Windows shut down improperly. I did a little searching around and found out it seemed to be a common problem after installing SP1 for Windows 7, and that there was a fix. But when i went to download the fix, it told me I already had it downloaded. Yet I still have this problem. Other places said to try turning off the hybrid sleep option - except mine was already off. What else could I do to fix this?

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29 May 2012   #2

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Hello goreycat and welcome to Seven Forums.

Some things you could try:

Make sure drivers are up to date, especially the video driver.
Check Event Viewer for any Errors (Critical or Error) at the time of Sleep or Wake up.
See if you get a Memory DUMP file (.DMP) created at the time of Sleep or Wake Up.

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Report back with your findings or questions.

Thanks, David
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