Vista Temporarily Freezing After S3 Sleep RRS feed

  • Question

  • I finally got around to building a new PC last month, and activated my Connect version of Vista Ultimate x64 (I know, it's been sitting around for ages but I wanted a decent spec machine before I switched). Anyhoo...

    I've got an odd issue with my system that while annoying isn't fatal, but it's annoying nonetheless. If I come back to the machine after it's gone into S3 sleep I can 'wake' it easily enough with a simple click of the mouse, but about 30 seconds after the system has woken up everything will freeze for about 30-60 seconds. After this period the machine will return control and works perfectly.

    The system specs are:

    * Windows Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
    * Intel Q6600 Quad Core
    * ASUS Striker II Formula
    * 4Gb Corsair PC-6400
    * Western Digital 500Gb SATA II
    * Maxtor DiamondMax 10 160Gb SATA
    * Hauppauge HVR-1300 #
    * Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 Keyboard #

    * Microsoft Comfort 3000 Optical Mouse #
    * Microsoft Vx3000 LifeCam #

    # - Latest Vista x64 drivers installed

    I've checked in the Event log and can't see anything obvious except for a "timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for stisvc service" entry at about the time the machine locks up. Setting the Windows Acquisition Service to Manual doesn't seem to make any difference.

    Anyone got any ideas what's happening here?


    Monday, August 18, 2008 10:07 AM

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  • I've exactly the same problem since I installed vista on my laptop! It's really annoying... it happens not only with standby, but also with hybernation, and the moment of the freeze is "random" (sometimes I can login and then desktop freeze for 30 sec, sometimes it freeze on login screen, sometimes the wake up is ok...).


    So I've installed some hotfix from microsoft about standby, to be released in sp2, but I haven't resolved yet the issue. After some event logger read, I also have found events like your, "timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for"... but mine are AudioEndpointBuilder and Audiosrv timeouts.


    My system:

    Asus laptop pro60jc

    2gb ram

    Intel core duo t2400 (intel 945pm chipset)

    nvidia geforce go 7300

    hdd seagate 160gb

    audio hd realtek

    intel wireless 3945abg

    windows vista business sp1 32bit


    All drivers are updated in my system... probably vista power management requires additional tweaks, before SP2 I hope!


    Any advice or solution would be much appreciated.



    P.S.: sorry for my faulty english, I've done my best.


    Saturday, September 6, 2008 6:42 PM