Vista loses activation after s3 sleep on GA-P35-DS4 (1.1)

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  1. nasa

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    #1 nasa, Dec 11, 2007
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    [Resolved] Vista loses activation after s3 sleep on GA-P35-DS4 (1.1)

    Hi,

    I've used a couple of ready-made "ASUS" bios mods (ver. F8), and a few of my own using both "ASUS" and "LENOVO".
    All of them activate Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 RC1, but when I resume from s3 sleep (standby) I get a message windows is not activated.
    When I check with Everest I sometimes get an "unknown" entry instead of "SLIC" in the ACPI tables.
    After a reboot, it says "Activated" again until next standby.

    Is there another way of moding the bios (I used the isa 4a method) in a way that stops this from happening?

    Thanks

    Edit:

    Resolved by tommiy:

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/19981
     
  2. Yen

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    What about the ISA2 method?
     
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  4. nasa

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    I tried that now (on F9) but same result.

    This is what I get after resume from standby, But even on the times the "SLIC" table stayed, the activation "disappeared".

    I'll try your file and report back.
     

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    Have you tried to clear cmos and to load setup defaults after applying the mod?
     
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    I did a "Load Optimal Defaults", saved, rebooted and reconfigured the bios (AHCI, no Floppy, etc...)
     
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    There is another method (SSV1). But at this is reported sometimes a sleepstate issue as well. (At other Gigabyte bioses). So the ISA method was the method No. one so far.
    I assume ISA3 (only) is the same as well?
     
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    I'll try and report back...
     
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    Same, ISA3 on F9.
    I noticed, though, that if I use S1 standby, the activation "sticks"
     
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    The easiest way is to stick with that issue. But I can try for a SSV1 mod, but this means another "risk" to flash the mod, because that bios contains sensible modules.
    I can do it tomorrow. Just tell me if you want it to try. There is a little chance to fix that issue.

    Yen
     
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    The Mobo has a DualBios so hopefully it can take it. If you have the time - I would appreciate it.

    I noticed ver F9 causes the CPU fan to go faster and make a little more noise, so F8 should be first priority.

    Thanks

    P.S

    I've been using the onboard "QFlash" utility, is it better/safer booting into DOS and using the "FLASH895" program?
     
  12. Yen

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    This just came in my mind that maybe the sleepstate issue wouldn't be at the F9 version.......

    Anyway, O.K. tomorrow I'll try it. To flash from dos is IMO the safest way. But the onboard utility is fine as well. Only winflasher I wouldn't prefer.

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    Is there some guide how to create a dynamic SLIC mod that's relevant to my MOBO?
     
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    I have a 965-DS3 and it does exactly the same thing with SP1. frustrating.
     
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    I was busy last days, sorry...... at weekend I'll try.....
     
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    You should try the original bios and check for this issue, before I'm trying a new mod, of course!;) I'm waiting for result. To mod it before makes no sense.

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    #19 nasa, Dec 14, 2007
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    I'm not sure which issue you're referring to. The original bios from Gigabyte (obviously) doesn't activate vista and I don't have any problem waking the computer from an s3 sleep state with either the original or modified bios (ver. F8). The problem seems to be that the bios "changes" when coming out of sleep and the SLIC becomes unidentifiable.

    Edit:
    I've noticed that when using Fzeven's mod (F8), Everest still shows the SLIC table when returning from sleep, but activation still fails.
     
  18. Muntz

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    I'm having the same problem on my GA-P35-DS4 Rev 2.0 using the softmod. It was working fine coming out of S3 sleep mode until I installed the latest version of SP1. On a reboot it is re-activated. Hopefully someone will find a solution.