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Black screen when waking from sleep mode with legacy HW

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    Black screen when waking from sleep mode with legacy HW

    My system is old, I know.

    MSI Neo2 Nforce3 + HD4650 Radeon AGP + 2 GB mem + AMD Athlon 3000+

    However, I wanted to try Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation for it and was able to install it successfully with 32 bit version (64 bit didn't work). I installed Radeon legacy AGP Hotfix 12.6 drivers that seem to work for the old AGP card giving Youtube HD playback! Not too shabby for a single core beast.

    So I have been happy with the system performance (faster to boot than XP etc.).

    However, I have encountered two problems that I haven't been able to resolve:

    1 - Realtek Gigabit Ethernet (8111) fails to initialize the Internet on some boots, requiring enable/disable driver to make it work. I have installed newest drivers from Realtek website but no effect.

    2 - When the system goes to sleep, it wakes up with black screen and no way to get picture back except resetting the computer. I have tried to change my MB BIOS setup (I have the latest BIOS installed) to disable S3 and use only S1 mode but to no avail. Black screen awaits in every wake up. I have also experienced once the driver_power_state_failure error..

    So, I see there are many posts about black screens and sleep modes but I haven't found the solution for Nforce3 motherboard AGP setups yet. Can anyone help or point to a solution?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    I would expect that the system is not compatible with Win8.1 - especially as there are no nForce 3 drivers for it.

    Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (even though you're not reporting BSOD's): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    Ok, here goes. I know that the nforce 3 chipset is not officially supported but drivers are being loaded successfully and everything else seems to be relatively stable (except the integrated network controllers giving limited connection on boot). I think if such an old chipset could be supported by windows 8.1, it would add to the reputation of the OS being very hardware friendly as well as streamlined version. After all the hassle with Modern UI/Desktop usability, MS would definitely need some positive arguments for the new system, which seems to be quite good "under the hood". So far I have found that Win 8.1 gives improvement over XP with this configuration!
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  4. #4

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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    The compatibility issues won't be constant, and won't necessarily make the system totally unstable. (and I have found that the nForce 4 chipset is most likely incompatible w/Win8.1)
    My point here is that we may not be able to fix the errors (but we'll try) - so your only recourse (when you get fed up with the errors) may be to revert to a previous version of the OS

    This isn't a matter of Win8.1 not supporting the nForce 3 chipset - rather it's a matter of nVidia not updating the chipset to work with Win8.1. Most times this is a financial decision on the manufacturer's part - not a technical problem (they won't sell any more nForce 3 chipsets - so why update it?).

    And, finally, it's not just the chipset (although that is a major factor). They system has numerous drivers installed that date from 2006/7 and they are most likely not compatible w/Win8.1

    Only 19 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 26 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

    Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

    nvm60x32.sys Sat Oct 7 00:30:59 2006 (45272D83)
    nVidia MCP Networking Function Driver

    emupia2k.sys Mon Apr 9 08:21:43 2007 (461A2FD7)
    Creative E-mu Plug-in Architecture Driver

    ctsfm2k.sys Mon Apr 9 08:21:44 2007 (461A2FD8)
    Creative SoundFont Management Device Driver

    ctoss2k.sys Mon Apr 9 08:21:48 2007 (461A2FDC)
    Creative OS Services Driver

    ha10kx2k.sys Mon Apr 9 08:21:50 2007 (461A2FDE)
    Creative Hardware Abstract Layer Driver

    ctaud2k.sys Mon Apr 9 08:22:04 2007 (461A2FEC)
    Creative Audio Driver (WDM)

    ctprxy2k.sys Mon Apr 9 08:22:05 2007 (461A2FED)
    Creative Audio Driver (WDM)

    COMMONFX.DLL Mon Apr 9 08:23:31 2007 (461A3043)
    Creative Common FX Plug-in

    CTAUDFX.DLL Mon Apr 9 08:23:41 2007 (461A304D)
    Creative Audio Driver (WDM)

    CTSBLFX.DLL Mon Apr 9 08:23:53 2007 (461A3059)
    Creative SB FX Plug-in

    RTKVAC.SYS Thu Jun 18 15:36:37 2009 (4A3A9745)
    RealTek AC '97 audio

    amdiox86.sys Thu Feb 18 10:17:49 2010 (4B7D5A1D)
    AMD IO Driver

    Please note the drivers below that date from before the release of Windows 8.1 (26 Oct 2013) - check to see that each and every one is compatible w/Windows 8.1 (at the manufacturer's website). If not, you must either remove the device and it's software - or locate a Windows 8.1 compatible update on the web.

    The following is for informational purposes only.
    **************************Sun Nov 24 13:09:24.745 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\112413-20375-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 UP Free x86 compatible
    Built by: 9600.16422.x86fre.winblue_gdr.131006-1505
    System Uptime:0 days 2:45:31.583
    Probably caused by :pci.sys
    BugCheck 9F, {3, 84881428, 82628b44, f42a1e00}
    Arg1: 00000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
    Arg2: 84881428, Physical Device Object of the stack
    Arg3: 82628b44, nt!TRIAGE_9F_POWER on Win7 and higher, otherwise the Functional Device Object of the stack
    Arg4: f42a1e00, The blocked IRP
    PROCESS_NAME:  System
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x9F_3_POWER_DOWN_atikmpag_IMAGE_pci.sys
    CPUID:        "AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+"
    MaxSpeed:     2333
    CurrentSpeed: 1809
      BIOS Version                  6.00 PG
      BIOS Release Date             01/29/2007
      Product Name                   
    3rd Party Drivers:
    The following is for information purposes only.
    Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
    **************************Sun Nov 24 13:09:24.745 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
    nvm60x32.sys                Sat Oct  7 00:30:59 2006 (45272D83)
    emupia2k.sys                Mon Apr  9 08:21:43 2007 (461A2FD7)
    ctsfm2k.sys                 Mon Apr  9 08:21:44 2007 (461A2FD8)
    ctoss2k.sys                 Mon Apr  9 08:21:48 2007 (461A2FDC)
    ha10kx2k.sys                Mon Apr  9 08:21:50 2007 (461A2FDE)
    ctaud2k.sys                 Mon Apr  9 08:22:04 2007 (461A2FEC)
    ctprxy2k.sys                Mon Apr  9 08:22:05 2007 (461A2FED)
    COMMONFX.DLL                Mon Apr  9 08:23:31 2007 (461A3043)
    CTAUDFX.DLL                 Mon Apr  9 08:23:41 2007 (461A304D)
    CTSBLFX.DLL                 Mon Apr  9 08:23:53 2007 (461A3059)
    RTKVAC.SYS                  Thu Jun 18 15:36:37 2009 (4A3A9745)
    amdiox86.sys                Thu Feb 18 10:17:49 2010 (4B7D5A1D)
    atikmpag.sys                Thu Apr  5 21:10:22 2012 (4F7E427E)
    atikmdag.sys                Thu Apr  5 21:44:39 2012 (4F7E4A87)
    Rt630x86.sys                Fri Jun 21 05:29:39 2013 (51C41D03)
    nv_agp.sys                  Thu Aug 22 00:11:15 2013 (52158F63)
    nv_agp.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
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