I have recently purchased a new desktop PC with Windows 7 Pro installed on it, and for a few weeks after I set it up, the sleep and hibernate functions worked fine in Windows. Currently, the sleep and hibernate system seems to be broken. Whenever I try to sleep or hibernate, the system will either turn off the display - which will not turn back on again, forcing me to reboot - and the computer will stay "awake"; that is, the fan stays on and computer will not enter sleep or hibernate mode. Alternatively, the computer will simply shut off, and when I power it back on, I am greeted with this message:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Files that help describe the problem:
I don't know how to troubleshoot the problem with this information, but I have tried other steps: I've enabled hibernate and sleep in Control Panel, toggeled hybrid sleep to see if that affected it, updated my graphics card driver, and ran a sleep check test with PassMarkSleeper. All to no avail.
My current specs are as follows:
EVGA X58 SLI LE motherboard
Intel Core i7 overclocked to 3.63 GHz
6 GB RAM
HD Radeon 5850 1GB
I wonder if, because my CPU is overclocked, it does not support sleep or hibernate? I have my hyberfil.sys located in my main C: directory; should I relocate it, or change its size? I am really at a lost as to what the problem could possibly be! I just know that sleep and hybrid initially worked, and now they don't. I wonder if there is something that I might have changed (either within the registry or system files) which might have broken these power-saving features.