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CONFETTI GIUSEPPE asked on March 12, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

Store To Ram (STR) Sleep Mode S3 Failure With SP1

» S3 STR sleep mode does not resume after applying Windows 7 SP1. It worked up to SP1. The power supply starts normally, screen remains black, and the HD activity light does not flicker. The only means of recovery is to remove the power plug for 10 seconds and then plug it back in.

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» I have the exact same problem, no resume from S3 sleep and must turn of power supply to get things running again. Using Win 7 on GA-P55A-UD4P bios F14 (latest) all works fine, but as soon as I install SP1 it will not resume from S3 sleep. Uninstall SP1, and it all goes back to working fine. Hibernate and S1 sleep do work with or without SP1.

You should type powercfg -energy and look at the report it produces. It will specifically indicate that there is an incompatibility with the PCI Express Active-State Power Management (ASPM). It is that incompatibilty that stops the resume. I have spoken to Microsoft's tech support extensively, rising from level 1 tech support to level 2 and they concluded that this could not be fixed and that there was an incompatibility between the bios and SP1. I have written Gigabyte support and they have told me to contact Microsoft.

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PAULA MOORE replied on March 18, 2013

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  1. JOSEPH FRUEN replied on March 12, 2013: » Disabling Hybrid Sleep has helped few in resolving such issue. Let's try the same and check.

    a. Click on start button, type power options and press enter.b. Click on Change plan settings of your power plan.c. Change advanced power settings in the next window.d. In the Power Options window, click on plus sign next to Sleep option.e. Now again click on plus sign next to Allow hybrid sleep. Select Off for the settings under Allow hybrid sleep.f. Click on OK button.

  2. CONFETTI GIUSEPPE replied on March 13, 2013: » First of all Hybrid Sleep(S1) is another name for Hibernation(S1). Hibernationrequires a file called Hiberfil.sys, which is as large as the amount of RAMyou have. I turn OFF hibernation and removed hiberfil.sys on the original installation. It is the very first thing I do. The best way to do this is to opena cmd window under Admin and type Powercfg -h Off

  3. DORRI DALY replied on March 14, 2013: » I have same problem.My PC have no problem going to sleep - after installation of MS updates from 4/13/2011 :). (after installing only SP1, PC even didn't finish saving to HDD - disk was blinking for more than 10 minutes and after that it crashed), and But when I am traying to wake it up from hibernation, I still have the same problem - PC waking up, on screen I see information about wake up, but no disk activity....

  4. CONFETTI GIUSEPPE replied on March 15, 2013: » To anyone with this problem. there are lots of us.The only way I found to recover was to hold the power button in until thesystem shuts down AND remove the power cord from the back of the PCfor 10 seconds then restart as normal.

  5. MYSY BRUNO replied on March 16, 2013: » I'm having the same issue. I don't want to avoid the problem by disabling sleep/hybernate. I would like to resolve the problem, This only started after SP1. I can get my sys to restart easily, but when i do, my three RAID 1 mirrors have to resync. Scary, since the whole reason I have RAID 1 is to protect the data. I'd hate to have SP1 cause my disks to break mirror and somehow lose date.

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