Sleep & hibernate mode trouble

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Dave Johnson, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Dave Johnson

    Dave Johnson Guest

    Hi all

    Is anyone else encountering the problem below?

    I am running Vista RTM - whenever I try to use 'Sleep' or 'Hibernate', the
    PC seems to enter low power / power down, but then resumes / powers up

    Obviously I can live with this little issue, but it niggles me that the
    sleep button on my keyboard is effectively useless!

    Dave Johnson, Nov 27, 2006
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    Tim Draper Guest

    drivers have to support S3/hibernate mode. else you will encounter
    issues like this, if they let you enter S3/hibernation at all.
    are you using beta drivers for any hardware?

    also, are there any unknown devices/troubled hardware in device manager?
    Tim Draper, Nov 27, 2006
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Check in Power Options, Advanced and under Multimedia make sure the computer
    is allowed to sleep or hibernate... Otherwise it enters "away mode" which
    sounds a a little bit like you're describing.

    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
    Get ready for Windows Vista:

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    Paul Smith, Nov 27, 2006
  4. Dave Johnson

    Dave Johnson Guest

    Hi Tim

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I should have said - my motherboard is an Asus P4P800-E Deluxe. The only
    unknown device is my Lexmark (bah!) printer, but my Intel and Promise SATA
    drivers are from XP...

    I can maybe understand sleep not working properly due the above drivers, but
    doesn't hibernate power down the system?

    Dave Johnson, Nov 27, 2006
  5. Dave Johnson

    Dave Johnson Guest

    I'll give this a try and report back to the group.

    Dave Johnson, Nov 27, 2006
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    nick Guest

    Paul, I experienced the same issue as described in the Dave Johnson
    message.Took your advise and that fixed my problem. THANK YOU.
    nick, Nov 27, 2006
  7. Dave Johnson

    Dave Johnson Guest

    I'm glad somebody benefitted from Paul's advice Nick. Unfortunately, I
    didn't. Ah well...
    Dave Johnson, Nov 27, 2006
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    Martin B Guest

    I wish this worked aswell , and this annoying sleep issue has been present
    for the hp nx6125 since pre-beta2 can some one just fix the issue
    Martin B, Dec 4, 2006
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    Chris White Guest

    Hello, I too also have a problem with hibernate, I have an ASUS M2N-E
    motherboard and am Running Vista Business RTM.

    What happens is when i choose to hibernate my pc doesn't power down, it
    appears to reboot and when it comes back up i get a message telling me
    windows was not shut down properly then if i choose start windows normally it
    boots into windows fine, this happens when i try to sleep to.

    When i first installed vista there was a bad ACPI driver in the device
    manager, I tried updating this driver from mcrosoft and it appeared to work
    and the unrecognized item went away, I suspect my problems have something to
    do with this, can anyone tell me how i can get drivers for my
    chipset/motherboard that will work in vista? will the XP drivers work?
    Chris White, Feb 27, 2007
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    Stile Guest

    I have a new Dell Inspiron 520 And only recently has it exhibited turning
    back on after try to put it to sleep. The only thing I installed was MS 6.0.
    I don't have anything else on it like toolbars, desktops, ect.. It was
    working now it doesn't.
    Stile, Sep 15, 2007
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