Computer sleep problem!!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by anima, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. anima

    anima MDL Junior Member

    Feb 17, 2011
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    hallo everyone

    i recently formated my pc cause i got new mobo and cpu and i install windows 7 ultimate 64bit as i had before.(the same dvd)
    I have set the computer to go to sleep after 1 hour of not being used.I had the same setting before the format.My problem is that now when i am trying to wake the pc up it goes crazy.The screen goes black for a while the some parts of the screen appear then again black and then some white dots.So i am forced to reboot.I didnt have that problem before and i dont know why i got it.


    can someone help me?
     
  2. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    What type of sleep mode are you using? there's S1 standby, which is where the computer stays on but the screen and hard drive (s) go off, and there is S3 standby (suspend to RAM), where the whole computer turns off, fans and all, but a little power is kept to the RAM. In S3 mode, when you press the power button the computer comes back on and Windows instantly appears. This is not the common setting even though it has been around 10 years or more, because you need hardware and drivers to support it properly, most of which now do.

    In terms of your specific issue, I'd say its driver related. Have you updated your graphics, audio, lan, wireless (if using), chipset, AHCI (if utilising AHCI instead of the slower IDE 'emulation' mode), keyboard/mouse, tv tuner card and other addon cards (if fitted), and other hardware drivers.

    You should use the drivers from the chipset maker in general. Say if your motherboard has a Realtek audio chip, its better to download the driver from Realtek since your motherboard maker probably won't update their driver page, meaning you'd be left with outdated or grossly outdated drivers. The same goes for Nvidia, ATI, Intel etc.

    Install SP1 if you haven't already got it installed, and use the USB fix tool (since Microsoft muffed that part). Fully update windows, then see if the problem is fixed :)

    In regards to S1 and S3, if its in S3 now, you should leave it there. S3 mode is very much more power friendly.
     
  3. anima

    anima MDL Junior Member

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    the computer shuts down and when i press the power button windows comes to screen(normaly)So this is S3 standby if i understood well.When i press the power button the things i described before happen.I have all the latest drivers.....any suggestion?