S3 Sleep problem


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ukguy

i am trying to use S3 sleep. computer goes to sleep normally but when i
attempt to wake computer, power lights, HD activity light flashes, power
fans turn off, screen remainsa blank then after a couple of seconds all
power is gone, then after a couple of seconds power returns and goes in
this continued loop. and only rectified by removing power cord. No
problem if bios set to S1 sleep mode

it is gigabyte MB GA-X48- DQ6 bios F7 latest ( F6 was same)
9600 GT PCI Express grapics card
Vista 64 Ultimate sp1
all latest driverss
have even reformatted hard drive so complete clean install .

any help will be appreciated
thanks
Chris
 
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Rick Rogers

Hi,

Don't use S3. I know it's not the answer you want, but not all hardware
configurations and drivers are going to support it. Yours apparently does
not. Even using the latest manufacturer-supplied drivers will not guarantee
that sleep mode will work correctly, as you only need one device to not
respond correctly to hang the whole system. Until that driver is updated to
support it, there is little you can do.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
 
U

ukguy

Hi Mark

thanks for that.

my driver is acpi driver ver 6.0.6001.18000 dated 21-6-2006
and doing the check on line update vista reports i have most upto date
driver.
yes vista works ok boots up ... just appears this S3 problem

Chris
 
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Mark L. Ferguson

I agree with Rick. The device and its driver are controlling how well
Windows can do the sleep awakening. The Windows "HAL' interface offers the
driver the 'chance' to do it right, but it's up to the device maker to do
that well enough for your purpose. Settling for hibernation is your cheapest
solution.

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http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm
Use the "Ratings" feature. It helps the new users.
Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Mark.Ferguson
 
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