Power issues (Standby and Hibernate)


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I recently upgraded from an 80GB PATA HDD to a 250GB SATA HDD. In doing
so I had to re-install MCE 2005. After re-installing the OS and
installing all my drivers and apps etc, I realised that the PC would
not enter standby or hibernate correctly.

The symptoms are:

1) when selecting Standby on the start menu, windows claims to be
entering standby (blue screen, says entering standby) then the LED on
the case switches from green to orange but only for a split second
before it goes out completely. When I try to wake the machine I have to
use the power button and the system reboots as if it was shutdown.

2) when selecting Hibernate on the start menu, windows claims to be
hibernating (black screen and progress bar, says hibernating). When I
try to wake the machine I have to use the power button and the system
reboots as if it was shutdown.

Before I replaced the HDD the system woke from standby via the MCE
remote, keyboard and mouse without any problems, its only since
upgrading to the 250GB drive that the problem has occured.

I've double checked the BIOS settings and even re-installed windows as
I read that installing without S3 set in the motherboard BIOS can
prevent windows from ever going to S3 correctly.
Ive made sure the OS is upto date with all the microsoft updates. Ive
added the registry fix for resuming from S3 via USB and Ive even played
around with dumppo but to no avail.

Can anybody suggest anything?

Hardware Spec:
Athlon 64 3000+
MSI K8NGM2-FID
512MB DDR 400
250GB Samsung SP2504C.
MCE 2005.
 
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Thats a good point, I downloaded the latest drivers from the Nvidia
website, but will try installing the drivers that came on the cd with
the mobo.

But as the chipset is the Nvidia 430/6150 it should work fine with
Nvidias latest nforce release, I would assume???
 
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Bob I

Assume? It's not working correctly is it?
Thats a good point, I downloaded the latest drivers from the Nvidia
website, but will try installing the drivers that came on the cd with
the mobo.

But as the chipset is the Nvidia 430/6150 it should work fine with
Nvidias latest nforce release, I would assume???
 
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Ive tried re-installing drivers. Hasn't made any difference. As soon as
it goes to standby all power is lost and it has to re-boot to get back
into windows.
 
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Bob I

I don't know if the attached article will help. But the difficulties
started after switching PATA to SATA. Is there possibly an issue with
the SATA connection on that motherboard/BIOS combo? Any info at the MSI
site?

Resources to help troubleshoot shutdown problems in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308029
 
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Ive tried all the BIOS versions available with no luck.

Like you said, the problem started when I switched from PATA to SATA.
From reading a couple of other forums it appears that there maybe a
problem with SATA II and nforce chipsets. Something to do with the
drive exceeding the amount of time allowed to intialise before windows
causes a reboot. I haven't come across a solution as of yet.

No info on the MSI site either.
 

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