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notnecessarily
05-17-04, 07:05 PM
This appears to be a GeForce2 Pro card or Nvidia driver related problem. Perhaps one of you can help me solve it:

I just switched to a Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 (Rev 2.0) because of a failure on my previous motherboard. I'm running a clean install of XP Pro with all the latest patches and the latest versions of the drivers available on the gigabyte website. With my old motherboard, I could hibenate or suspend with no problem, though resume from suspend often failed. With the new motherboard, hibernate and suspend completely fail, hanging at the "preparing to hibernate" or "preparing to suspend" screen.

The bios is set to suspend to ACPI level 3 (Suspend to RAM).

I am running in single channel mode.

The system is not overclocked or running anything unusual.

As an experiment, I booted into VGA mode, and tried both suspend and hibernate. Results:

Suspended sucessfully from VGA mode. Resumed from suspend, but video was very corrupted.

Hibernated and restored successfully from VGA mode.

Tried installing the latest WHQL certified video drivers from NVidia, and suspending again in regular mode. System hung again.

Some of you asked about my configuration:

Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 (Rev 2.0)
Leadtek Winfast GeForce2 Pro video card
Netgear FA213 ethernet
Soundblaster Live! XGamer sound card
2 identical WD 8 MB 7200 RPM ATA100 IDE drives in mirrored RAID
configuration
TDK CD RW
Pioneer DVD ROM drive
512 MB Kingston Single channel DDR266 RAM (2 sticks of 256 each), in
RAM slots 1 and 2 (single channel mode)

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Michael

rewt
05-18-04, 01:29 AM
With my old motherboard, I could hibenate or suspend with no problem, though resume from suspend often failed. With the new motherboard, hibernate and suspend completely fail, hanging at the "preparing to hibernate" or "preparing to suspend" screen.


I'd say try an older version of graphics driver, maybe 44.03 or 53.04. If that don't fix it then its probably other misconfigured hardware or even Windows XP itself...

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_archive.html