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Windows 7: Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace

18 Jan 2014   #90


HW is fine, memtest etc all pass, the laptop works just fine. It is just the sleep function which is problematic as indicated by the many others google result on Win 7 boxes. My issue in particular is an older laptop I upgraded to an SSD, so swaptronics is really not an option or ideal for troubleshooting, I guess if you are are a beginner one can start there. I'll put it this way, I have been researching this problem for a while and if there is a forum or link out there related to this I have read it and tested every theory to resolve it, but I really don't think it can be resolved due to compatibility issues and lack of updates on this particular laptop. I have other systems and newer laptops so I'm not too concerned, but rather curious to try and find the actual solution.

My own solution to resolving this is using Hybrid Sleep with reduced hibernation system file % to speed up the hybrid sleep initiation (writing to SSD) and dealing with the extra 1-2 seconds for power up. At least this way you don't have to reboot if it freezes intermittently awaking from sleep. So for anyone else out there with a similar problem this is the for sure solution if you end up in my situation.


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18 Jan 2014   #91


What is swaptronics and who suggested that here?
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18 Jan 2014   #92


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'd go over the hardware closely: swap cables, test RAM, SSD, firmware Updates, Latest BIOS. Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

COmpare with an install to HDD plugged in alone to isolate the hardware involved.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What is swaptronics and who suggested that here?
It is an Engineering term me and my colleagues use. Don't take offense, I know you were trying to help.
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18 Jan 2014   #93


No offense taken. I thought somebody was suggesting another fix and wanted to know what it was.
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18 Jan 2014   #94


Fantastic, everything you posted is exactly what I would suggest to someone else with the same problem, a simple driver or BIOS update like you suggested has worked for a lot of people but in my case and others who have gone through those steps, even the latest updates are too old or don't exist so the workaround I came up with seems to be the only way to get around this issue.

If I find another solution or way around this I will post it but at this time I'm not sure the effort for low level debugging COTS HW even if I had the pin out to probe the board with a JTAG would really help being windows is so reliant on DLL's and drivers from other MFG's components. Anyway enough thinking out loud.

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26 Aug 2014   #95

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

A month or so ago my HP-Probook-4530s laptop with Windows 7 x64 stopped powering off after shutdown.
It did before, but stopped, and it will not do a Restart either. Manually powering it off is necessary now.
I updated the BIOS to the latest version, plus the video and audio drivers too.
The Intel chipset drivers are supposedly the latest version already, according to the HP Update utility, and the Intel driver checker utility on their web site.
It WILL power off normally in Safe Mode, but NOT with a Clean Boot.

Here is my shutdown_trace file that I captured using the Windows Performance Toolkit tutorial in this forum.

Dana-shutdown_BASE+LATENCY+DISK_IO_INIT+DISPA.7z download - 2shared

Any suggestions?
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30 Sep 2015   #96

Windows 7 Professional x64

To the OP: I have a left a shutdown trace at the Performance and Maintenance Tutorials sub forum. Would you mind having a look at it? Thank you very much.
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