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HTPC Will Not Hibernate or Standby??

post #1 of 15
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For the past few weeks I have not been able to get my HTPC to hibernate, so it has been running all the time. This weekend I had time to try to get this to work with no luck. I cannot get it to go into Standby mode either. The cause of the problem may be a new sound card I installed. Short of removing this card and trying it what are my other options? It is a pain in the butt to get the PC moved where I can work on it. The card is a Diamond Extreme Sound - model #XS71DDL.

Any ideas?
post #2 of 15
Remove the card and see if it really is the cause.
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post

Remove the card and see if it really is the cause.

Instead of actually removing the card I went the uninstall route. Hibernation worked after that. I bought this card due to MB audio messing up and I really like it.

So are there any ideas for me to have this card and get hibernation to work?
post #4 of 15
Look for updated drivers, or older drivers. Install only the drivers, and not any software the comes with it.
post #5 of 15
Run "powercfg -devicequery wake_armed" to see if the soundcard is configured to wake the system.

You can also run "powercfg -requests" to see what devices are requesting the computer to stay awake.

You can also run "powercfg -lastwake" to see if the computer goes to sleep but something is waking it up.
post #6 of 15
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I tried an old version and the latest version of the drivers and hibernation would still not work.

Any other ideas??
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by spivonious View Post

Run "powercfg -devicequery wake_armed" to see if the soundcard is configured to wake the system.

You can also run "powercfg -requests" to see what devices are requesting the computer to stay awake.

You can also run "powercfg -lastwake" to see if the computer goes to sleep but something is waking it up.

Being hibernation worked without the sound card then shouldn't it be configured correct? Without the card it hibernates and I can wake it.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by rgathright View Post

Being hibernation worked without the sound card then shouldn't it be configured correct? Without the card it hibernates and I can wake it.

It would let you know what is keeping the computer awake. It might be a program installed by the soundcard, it might be the soundcard itself, etc.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by spivonious View Post

Run "powercfg -devicequery wake_armed" to see if the soundcard is configured to wake the system.

You can also run "powercfg -requests" to see what devices are requesting the computer to stay awake.

You can also run "powercfg -lastwake" to see if the computer goes to sleep but something is waking it up.

I am trying to "powercfg -requests" but it is not working. Another screen pops up for a second than nothing else happens.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by rgathright View Post

I am trying to "powercfg -requests" but it is not working. Another screen pops up for a second than nothing else happens.

You need to open the command prompt first. Run cmd.exe, and then type in the powercfg command. You might need to run cmd.exe as an Administrator.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by spivonious View Post

You need to open the command prompt first. Run cmd.exe, and then type in the powercfg command. You might need to run cmd.exe as an Administrator.

Now it says this is not a recognized internal or external command.

If it makes any difference I am using XP.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by rgathright View Post

Now it says this is not a recognized internal or external command.

If it makes any difference I am using XP.

Ah yes it does. Those options were added with Vista/Win7. You'll only be able to run the -devicequery one.

As an aside, I'd recommend upgrading to Win7. The Family Pack is back this season. It has 3 upgrade licenses for $150.
post #13 of 15
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I really do not want to switch to Windows 7. Thanks anyway.

Any other ideas out there?
post #14 of 15
Have you contacted Diamond Multimedia about it?
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post

Have you contacted Diamond Multimedia about it?

Yep - below is their response.

"As far as we know Our sound cards do not and can not stop a computer from going into hibernation or stand by. The control over that option is in windows itself. normaly found in the display properties"
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