Thank you for your reply. Even though I am running 32-bit Vista, I followed
the steps outlined in your link, and am happy to report that my Vista
machine is now reliably sleeping and waking up!
The only issue remaining is that once my system awakens, one of the internal
hard drives (I have 4) begins to make "shutting down" noises - you can hear
it click and then a either a spin down or head-parking noise (not sure
which) is audible. In a few minutes it happens again. I'm not sure which
drive it is, and the S.M.A.R.T. data doesn't indicate any drive problems
with any drives. It's not a deal-killer, but the shut-down noise is
distracting, since it is happening about once every couple of minutes or so.
The only way to make the noise stop is to do a hard power down and restart
the computer. This does *not* happen when I'm running the machine from its
XP operating system and do a sleep/wake cycle.
Again, thanks for your help.
"Spirit" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Troubleshoot Vista Sleep Problems -Powercfg - Hiberfil.sys
> "pmills" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> news:1Ofirstname.lastname@example.org.. .
>>I have a Vista Ultimate machine that will not reliably sleep or wake up.
>> Through web searches, I have learned that these problems are often
>> related to hardware driver issues. I have two pieces of hardware that
>> are often mentioned in reference to Vista sleep problems - an NVidia 8800
>> GTX and an X-fi sound card. I have tried the most current drivers
>> available from the hardware manufacturers, as well as some beta drivers,
>> and attempted various fixes as recommended by many of the troubleshooting
>> tips I have found on the web.
>> All this has been to no avail.
>> When I try to sleep the computer, it usually turns off the monitor and
>> hangs with the fans still running. On rare occasions, it will go ahead
>> and shut down, but waking the computer to a usable state is then not
>> possible because the monitor stays powered down upon waking. Any attempt
>> to sleep or wake the computer eventually results in my having to hold the
>> power switch down and force a restart.
>> My question: Is there a reliable method (reviewing events, logs, etc.)
>> to pin down more precisely which problem or problems I'm having with
>> sleep/wake? I have a second hard drive with a bootable copy of Windows
>> XP Pro which I used previously on this machine, and it sleeps and wakes
>> instantly and reliably with all of the same hardware.
>> Thanks for any information anyone would be willing to provide about how I
>> can troubleshoot this problem.