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Win 8 Pro x64 After wake from sleep black (blank) screen

  1. #1


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    win 8.1 pro x64

    Win 8 Pro x64 After wake from sleep black (blank) screen


    Hi

    I have win 8 installed for a few weeks now which I have been working on and off playing in a bios duel boot setup to see if I like win 8. (while keeping my win 7 setup)

    Every thing has been fine until for the first time I put the computer into sleep , after I tried to wake it up the computer, started up but the screen was still in the standby state. I then had to do a reset as this was the only way I could get the computer to start.
    It went through the boot process and opened to the desktop it a state which showed it had booted from a hibernation state (doc left on desk top open how I left it)


    I tied a few options I had read in the forums like turning off "powercfg -H off" and rebooted. but this did not fix anything.
    I tried a selective start up in misconfig like a safe mode start and this time when I went to try sleep then tried to wake the computer, the monitor at least started up from its sleep mode but was black (blank)

    The win 7 x64 on the duel boot sleeps/wakes fine with no problems. I guess the only difference between them is the win 8 is installed on a SSD



    any further information you need please ask
    Last edited by wizbit; 22 Nov 2012 at 17:01.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    win 8.1 pro x64


    Just an update, Been doing a lot of searching of the internet about my problem and I was about to give in, I kept thinking it was my GPU drivers. But I was wrong

    I was thinking I might have had some ideas off people from my post, but I guess without it crashing and giving a bsod it made it hard to find what was the problem.

    Just to give help to anyone else reading this post I think I have found the answer . I though I had the most up to date drivers for my ACHI controller from the Asus website which where newer than what I had installed.

    But once I found out that I had a Intel 5 series chipset, I found some more up to date drivers on Intel's website. Even though when I went there before and ran an online scan it did not offer any updated drivers (I guess Asus had changed them so Intel did not know them to update?)

    So the moral I guess is if you think you might have up to date drivers maybe sometimes you need to keep looking, Hope this helps someone as this is a great forum.
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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Thanks for letting us know how you solved the problem.

    You're right, sometimes you need to search for the newest drivers, I always get the AHCI/RST drivers from Intel.
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Win 8 Pro x64 After wake from sleep black (blank) screen
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