Problems resuming from hibernation - Vista Ultimate


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pcsnbitz

Hi,
I have a small problem which is driving me mad. I have the following system:
Asrock Upgrade880 motherboard, AthlonXP3200+ CPU, 1GB RAM, Radeon 9600XT AGP
graphics card, 160GB SATA hard drive USB Wireless Keyboard abd Mouse.

This system was fine under XP Professional and standby/hibernate worked OK.
Now I have upgraded to Vista Ultimate which I like but have a strange issue.
If I select sleep the system powers down, display goes off, all is quite
except one fan which stays running. I can leave it as long as I like, hit the
power button once and it fires back up and runs fine.
However, to save more energy and not have the fan noise, I like to use
hibernate.
If I click on hibernate the system does hibernate, screen goes blank, 30
seconds ish of hard drive sounds then complete power off.
The problem is when I try to resume. I click the power button, the system
and monitor power up, but then the monitor switches off with no signal being
received and the system sits there like that for ever. The only way I can get
it back is to hold the power button for 5 secs for a full shutdown then, AS
SOON as the system has shutdown, press it again. It then powers up, the
screen says resume from hibernation and then I get the normal windows
resuming from hibernation page with the pretty background and then system is
running. If I leave it too long after shutdown before I press the button then
same problem, it seems to start but no display or drive sounds.

This is very annoying - does anyone now why pressing the power button does
not cause it to resume properly. I have the latest (version 1.50) bios from
the asrock site. I guess the system is compatable as it does work in the end,
just the strange issue with the button pressing.
There are no vista ready labels as I built it myself some time ago when
running XP.
Many thanks
Julian
 
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Mark Conrad

pcsnbitz said:
If I click on hibernate the system does hibernate, screen goes blank, 30
seconds ish of hard drive sounds then complete power off.
The problem is when I try to resume. I click the power button, the system
and monitor power up, but then the monitor switches off with no signal being
received and the system sits there like that for ever.

I think it is a Vista fault.

I have a totally different setup than you have, and I get
a similar glitch, namely the screen goes black 'forever'.

Being I have a separate monitor, I just merely turn the
monitor off/on and the monitor then works okay.


Must be some sort of timing problem with the OS code that
is responsible for turning on the monitor.

Mark-
 
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Yaacov Klapisch

I have the same problem with one of the newest Toshiba laptops (R500 with
SSD 64gb HD)
When hibernating, it does not resume unless rebooted.
 
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Tomá¹ Kafka

Vista's resume from sleep/hibernate is very sensitive to badly written
device drivers - one bad driver in a chain that stops answering or locks up
PC will ruin everything.
If it worked OK after clean install of vista, try uninstalling your display
driver (go to device manager, uninstall your graphic card and tick 'delete
driver' in a windows that will show). After that, reboot and vista should
install it's default driver (which might be slower. but should work
excellently).
If that removed the problem, you know the cause, either keep default driver
(I have ATI Radeon and vista's default driver is quite OK and handles
multimonitor scenarios much better than newest ATI's driver), or update to
latests drivers and hope it will be ok.
 

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