Fn Suspend / hibernate is non-resumable, fans berserk, cant recove



GerryP777
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
I use Fn+Suspend to put my laptop to sleep but if I leave it unattended for a
while (more than an hour or two) it seems to go comatose - by which I mean I
come back to find the screen blank, the fans going berserk, and the whole
thing pretty unresponsive i.e a short press on the on/off does nothing
(whereas normally that re-awakens it); ditto other keys eg Esc and
Ctrl+Alt+Del. The only thing that seems to work is a long on/off press which
shuts it all down but then it loses the context of everything I was working
on and, generally, doesn't seem a good idea. When it reboots, it seems to
start from nothing ok (sometimes with a 'dumprep') ... but why is this
happening ? And any idea how to fix it ?
btw, this happens often but not always (!) and seems to have started
happening about 17mar05 when (having left something running overnight) I
found "the blue screen" implicating nv4_disp.dll so from the Control Panel,
System (h/w tab), Device Mgr, Display Adaptors, NVIDIA (Driver tab), I used
the hardware update wizard which said it had installed software for NVIDIA
GeForce4 440 Go (Microsoft Corp) and needed to reboot so I now have Nvidia
v5.6.7.3 07/04/2004.
That *may* just be coincidental timing but it previously used to work fine
(always) i.e. "Suspend" it for as long as you like, re-awaken it with a short
on/off and everything comes back just as I left it.
I tried the Wizard again today but Wizard says it couldn't find a better
match for the hardware.
Would it help if i rolled back to the previous driver ? (Actually, I'm
not even sure if I can!) Persumably though I'd get the blue screen again ?
so would be no better off ? Can anybody ... Help !? Thanks,
Gerry :o)


Fn Suspend / hibernate is non-resumable, fans berserk, cant recove