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Windows 7: Unstable After Sleep

19 Jan 2009   #1

Unstable After Sleep

Is anyone else having problems with stability after waking from sleep?

Issues experienced -
  • application buttons unresponsive
  • taskbar button unresponsive
  • program crashes
  • explorer will not restart after being killed with task manager
So far my troubleshooting has just been to close all open programs before going into sleep, but that had no positive effect.

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19 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 64bit/Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit

Actually its a pretty common issue. Ever since Vista the sleep functionality hasn't been working for me either.
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19 Jan 2009   #3


well vista always had problems going to sleep and waking from sleep, but in those cases it just wouldnt sleep or wouldnt wake up. in this case it's unstable when it does wake up, which i haven't had before
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19 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 64bit/Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit

Probably stems from the same problem though.
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19 Jan 2009   #5

Vista 64 bit SP 1; Windows 7; Server 2008

I have had sleep issues only with virtual pc 2007 installed: my NIC would not reconnect. So far, I am not having any issues at all without virtual pc installed. Sleep works on 7 and worked for years on Vista.
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19 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 64bit/Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit

On both my Pc's with vista, they would never awake from sleep.
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20 Jan 2009   #7

Windows7 7201

Mine doesn't like waking up from sleep either. I came in here hoping to find an answer.
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20 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit

I have a different problem, which I already sent some feedback on.

I set my laptop to do nothing when I close the lid. It will only turn off the screen, which is fine. After a while, Windows decides that my laptop should sleep, while the lid is still closed. When I open the lid again my laptop won't wake up from sleep. I have to completely reboot to use it again.
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20 Jan 2009   #9


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scooter70 View Post
Mine doesn't like waking up from sleep either. I came in here hoping to find an answer.
what hardware are you running?

seeing as instability after sleep isn't a huge issue on the forum, i guess it's something non standard that i/we are running.

my stuff:

win 7 64 bit upgraded from win vista 64 ultimate
lenovo t61 laptop

hardware i consider non-standard:

mobile graphics card nvidia nvs140m overclocked with ntune
fingerprint scanner
ricoh sd card reader
TPM device

if anyone with similar problems has similar hardware please post it up.

note: a failsafe way for me to freeze my laptop after waking from sleep is right clicking on Computer in the start menu
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22 Jan 2009   #10


i've just done a fresh install of 7 and am no longer having problems with sleep.
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