I am running Home Premium SP1 on an MSI laptop with 2 gb of ram, an NVIDIA
GeForce 8600M GT w/512 mb of dedicated VRAM, Realtek HD Audio and a
Bluetooth Mouse. The only thing running in my System Tray is AVG, but it
crashes even with that disabled. I have gone into the TaskMana
Whenever I put the computer into sleep, hybrid sleep or hibernate mode, it
crashes to blue screen displaying the following error message:
STOP: 0 X 0000007E (0 X 0000005, 0 X 00000000, 0 X 8C32FC54, 0 X 8C32F950)
I have already tried the following:
1) Tried to apply several hotfixes, all of which Vista refused to apply due
to the fact they had already been installed.
2) Ran powercfg -a to determine which mode my hardware supports - S3.
3) Implicitly followed the directions on this website
4) Upgraded my video drivers to the most current, after learning the driver
file nvlddmkm.sys, version 156.80 was causing Windows to stand by or
hibernate slowly. I am now using the 179.13 drivers, which includes the
179.13 version of the nvlddmkm.sys driver file. The Performance Information
and Tools message suggesting the problem with the 156.80 file keeps coming
back no matter how many times I tell it to Remove From List. The date
reported is October 9, 2008. I only recently installed Vista (like a week
ago), so I'm pretty sure I have been having this problem since I dumped XP.
5) I have scanned my BIOS settings to see if there is anything related to
power management, but couldn't find anything.
6) My computer uses an Intel chipset and is an ACPI x86 based PC (Intel duo
core). Intel Speed Step Technology is enabled in the BIOS, which I think is
what enables disk caching on my hard drive (which is also enabled).
7) Disabled everything in the Startup List.
8) Disabled all the processes via Task Manager.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Frustrated in Canada