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T61 Vista SP1 Reboot upon Resume from Standby, Kernel-Power?

2008-12-25, 22:04 PM

Greetings and Merry Christmas all,

 

I'm encountering a perplexing problem involving my T61 with fresh Vista SP1 install always crashing + rebooting upon resuming from the standby or sleep state.

 

Steps to produce error:

1) From normal desktop, Fn+F4 or use start menu to send T61 into Standby or sleep mode.

2) Wait until thinkpad is in the standby/sleep state.

3) Press Fn to wake the  thinkpad up.

 

Result: Instead of waking up to desktop, machine reboots.

If 'automatic restart' is not selected in the Vista settings for error handling, Thinkpad will remain at a blank screen state and be unresponsible to keyboard command (requiring a power button restart).

 

I have repeated the above steps with no USB devices plugged in, my wireless card turned off. Same result.

 

Upon cleanly installing Vista SP1, I ran the Lenovo System Update and have all the recent versions of drivers.

 

T61 Model 7662-CTO

Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M (driver version:  7.15.11.7597. Tried to install newer drivers from Nvidia website, but they were not compatible with Lenovo laptops)

Thinkpad Power Management Driver for ACPI management (version: 1.51)

Thinkpad BIOS (version 7LETC4WW,  2.24 )

Intel Turbo Memory (version: 1.7.0.1029, tried with this both enabled and disabled, no change)

 

Searching the internet pointed me towards some ACPI concerns, with some people reporting that changing the ACPI standby setting from S3 to S1 in their BIOS resolved the problem. Alas, I don't see an option to modify ACPI settings in the Thinkpad BIOS.

 

I examined the System log and found this 'critical error' occuring during these failed wakeup actions:

 

Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date:          12/25/2008 3:31:27 PM
Event ID:      41
Task Category: None
Level:         Critical
Keywords:      (2)
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      Saket-T61
Description:
The last sleep transition was unsuccessful. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, failed, or lost power during the sleep transition.

 

Does anyone have insights as to how to troubleshoot this? It's not an option for me to just give up on using the standby feature. When Windows XP w/SP2 was installed on this machine, standby worked without any problems.

 

I appreciate your help.

 

 

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Re: T61 Vista SP1 Reboot upon Resume from Standby, Kernel-Power?

2008-12-27, 7:04 AM

Ok I solved this problem.

 

1) Reformatted, reinstalled Vista

2) Installed Service Pack 1

3) Installed Lenovo System Update, ran Lenovo System Update

 

I installed the Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M drivers last. Until I installed the Nvidia drivers, the 'sleep' option was grayed out. 

 

Resume and hibernation are working now.

 

 

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Cary, NC

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Re: T61 Vista SP1 Reboot upon Resume from Standby, Kernel-Power?

2008-12-27, 7:04 AM

Ok I solved this problem.

 

1) Reformatted, reinstalled Vista

2) Installed Service Pack 1

3) Installed Lenovo System Update, ran Lenovo System Update

 

I installed the Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M drivers last. Until I installed the Nvidia drivers, the 'sleep' option was grayed out. 

 

Resume and hibernation are working now.

 

 

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