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laptop does not resume from sleep mode

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mshabsovich, Mar 21, 2010.

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  1. mshabsovich

    mshabsovich Thread Starter

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    I have a dell E1505 that originally came with XP media center edition. I purchased windows 7 home premium and did a clean install of it. everything works fine except for 1 issue. when i press the power button, the laptop goes to sleep like it should. but later when i press the power button again to turn the laptop back on it has some problems. when i press it i see the screen that shows windows is resuming but then the screen just goes black. the screen is on but it is just black. then i have to hold the power button until it turns off and have to boot it up from the beginning. this only happens when i try to resume from sleep mode. does not happen if its shutdown and then i boot it up. i tried reinstalling the video card drivers several times and nothing. i never had that issue in XP. what can be done about this? thanks
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    Check the bios, see if you can change the type of sleep state it uses, see if the behavior continues.

    Also what bios version is installed? if it is lower than A09, then there was a bios update for the ATI video, latest bios version is A17, which will include the ATI update. No guarantee this will fix the issue since Dell never certified the E1505 for W7.

    http://support.dell.com/support/dow...typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&fileid=212350

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