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    Windows 7 Ultimate: Hybrid Sleep sometimes wakes up with no video (tried wiggeling the mouse & keyboard activity), soI have to shut-down & reboot to get video.
    It happens randomly; sometimes on the 1st "awake", sometimes after many "wakes".
    Anybody else having that issue? Solutions?

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    I have had that hapen to me. I blame my Samsung monitor which has a reputation for this problem. I no longer require a password to awaken the screen saver and also never put my monitor to sleep. The problem has not returned.

    When the problem did accur, I had to power the monitor off and on quite a few times before the screen would paint.

    I did see that my keyboard was still alive and hence I rebooted by using the Win key, right arrow twice and U. This was better than powering off etc.
    Seymour

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    Hi Anthony,

    I have a Toshiba laptop that I did a custom install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit the week Win7 was released. I like to use sleep so I can leave the machine on and avoid all the heat with prolonged running. I never had a problem doing that with Vista, but with Win7 I have not been able to use sleep mode in any form including hybrid. Every time it failed to wake up a message pointed to the video card driver as the culprit. The laptop has an ATI discrete video card and even with the latest driver and the driver before that one, I have not been able to resolve this.

    When I gave up, I decided to try hibernation, and it works flawlessly on the laptop. It takes a little more time to wake up, but it has been very reliable. I am hoping that a Win7 patch or a better written video driver will surface that addresses the sleep mode issue, but until then I will stick with hibernation.

    If you have not tried hibernation, give it a shot; maybe it will work reliably on your system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Shepard View Post
    Hi Anthony,

    I have a Toshiba laptop that I did a custom install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit the week Win7 was released. I like to use sleep so I can leave the machine on and avoid all the heat with prolonged running. I never had a problem doing that with Vista, but with Win7 I have not been able to use sleep mode in any form including hybrid. Every time it failed to wake up a message pointed to the video card driver as the culprit. The laptop has an ATI discrete video card and even with the latest driver and the driver before that one, I have not been able to resolve this.

    When I gave up, I decided to try hibernation, and it works flawlessly on the laptop. It takes a little more time to wake up, but it has been very reliable. I am hoping that a Win7 patch or a better written video driver will surface that addresses the sleep mode issue, but until then I will stick with hibernation.

    If you have not tried hibernation, give it a shot; maybe it will work reliably on your system.
    Hibernation has always worked on all my machines, but the Win7 Hybrid Sleep is sooo much faster coming up that I really want to use it.
    Thanks, Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunrisecc View Post
    I have had that hapen to me. I blame my Samsung monitor which has a reputation for this problem. I no longer require a password to awaken the screen saver and also never put my monitor to sleep. The problem has not returned.

    When the problem did accur, I had to power the monitor off and on quite a few times before the screen would paint.

    I did see that my keyboard was still alive and hence I rebooted by using the Win key, right arrow twice and U. This was better than powering off etc.
    I hadn't thought of powering the monitor off/on... I'll try it!
    Thanks, Tony

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    For what its worth - I was using Hybrid for a few months and love it - on the odd occasion it would limit screen colours so Aero wasn't usable - quick logoff fixed that. Then it would never go into Hybrid. The culprit was Malwarebytes. Uninstalled and all back to normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Malkin View Post
    For what its worth - I was using Hybrid for a few months and love it - on the odd occasion it would limit screen colours so Aero wasn't usable - quick logoff fixed that. Then it would never go into Hybrid. The culprit was Malwarebytes. Uninstalled and all back to normal.
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    Hi Howard, just to clarify, were you running the paid edition of Malwarebytes that runs in the background with active protection, or the free on demand scan version?
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    Glad to see I'm not the only one with these issues. My PC doesn't always wake up with video out of sleep. I have an nVidia GT 220, (latest driver), and a Dell monitor. I've tried turning the monitor off/on with no luck. It doesn't always happen, and the recovery from sleep is great...when it works.

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