Vista Displays Activation Timer When Machine Falls Asleep & Wakes Up

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ultravista, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. ultravista

    ultravista MDL Novice

    Sep 9, 2008
    #1 ultravista, Sep 9, 2008
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2008
    I installed the BIE (filename below) version of Windows Vista X86. The system was activated and has been for a few weeks.

    Odd thing however, when the machine sleeps and comes alive, activation is displaying a count down timer. A reboot corrects the issue but it happens every time the workstation falls asleep and wakes up.

    Is anyone else seeing the issue and how do you work around it?

    I am using a Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R ver. 1.0 Bios F9 motherboard. Just updated the bios from V6 to V9.

    Aside from disabling S3, what can I do?

  2. EddieX

    EddieX MDL Novice

    Sep 9, 2008
    #2 EddieX, Sep 9, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 10, 2008
    Hi! there, are you still having problems?

    I'm about to install the August version. On a dual boot (one physical drive with two partitions) one with Xp (this one,) and one where Vista is going to get installed. I got an error on my former vista installation and didn't know how to fix it properly.
    It looked like this:

    Vista Loader 2.1.2

    fallback 1
    find -- set - root /bootmgr

    Error 17: File not found
    Booting "Windows NT/2000/XP"

    fallback 2
    find --set root /ntldr

    Error 17: File not found
    Booting "Enter Command Line"

    Boot failed! Press any key to enter command line.


    I didn't understand ****, and didn't know what to do and it ended with an empty partition and no vista. I did manage to recover XP somehow.

    I understand that is a bit below this place dignity to dowload a already fixed vista and not mod yourself but I recently discovered this place and need to read posts and learn more on the subject.

    My motherboard is a GA X38-DQ6, is :"Microsoft.Windows.Vista.ULTIMATE.x86.SP1.Integrate.August.2008.OEM.DVD-BIE"
    a good choice?

    Thank you all for your attention and advice!
  3. ultravista

    ultravista MDL Novice

    Sep 9, 2008
    Yes, still having issues, just when S3 is enabled.
  4. nasa

    nasa MDL Member

    Dec 2, 2007
    #4 nasa, Sep 10, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: May 23, 2017