wolfdawg
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Laptop shuts down / crashes after closing lid - used to hibernate/sleep

Dell E6500 - few years old.  Now shuts down after closing the lid after several hours - at least when left closed over night - even when on AC power.  

This behavior is new as for the longest time it would simply go to sleep as desired.

The close lid behavior is still set to sleep.    It must power down hard because when I lift the lid in the morning, Windows 7 wants to recover from unexpected shutdown.

 

Again, this happens after the lid is closed for some time while on AC power.   Frustrating as it is used to sleep and would wake up when I needed it to.

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Re: Laptop shuts down / crashes after closing lid - used to hibernate/sleep

Hi,

Please visit www.support.dell.com and download and install the latest video drivers and BIOS for your system from the Drivers and Downloads page. You must select the correct version of Operating System and then update relevant drivers.

Alternately, you can also click on the link mentioned below for the Drivers & Downloads Home page  :

http://dell.to/QjjZDA

Please ensure you do not have any external devices like a Printer, external hard drive, etc. connected to the system when updating BIOS. Also, please remove any dvd disks which may be in the DVD Drive prior to the BIOS update. The AC Adapter must be connected to the system during the update.  

Hope this helps resolve the issue for you.

Please reply in case you have any further queries.

Thanks and regards,
Prateek_K
#iworkfordell 

For easy access to drivers, manuals and product updates, please visit our Support Site. 

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wolfdawg
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Re: Laptop shuts down / crashes after closing lid - used to hibernate/sleep

I do have the latest bios A27 (have had for some time).   I have all the latest drivers from Windows update.   Like I mentioned - this just started happening.

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Re: Laptop shuts down / crashes after closing lid - used to hibernate/sleep

Hi,

Thank you for your reply.

I request you to click on the link below and download the latest video drivers from our Support website as Windows Updates may not update the drivers as required.

http://dell.to/QjjZDA

Also, please let me know the Windows Operating System you have on your System.

Awaitng your response.

Thanks and regards,
Prateek_K
#iworkfordell 

For easy access to drivers, manuals and product updates, please visit our Support Site. 

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wolfdawg
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Re: Laptop shuts down / crashes after closing lid - used to hibernate/sleep

Already had the latest video drivers as all.   The behavior has changed.   The computer is crashing at some point while entering or exiting sleep mode.

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Re: Laptop shuts down / crashes after closing lid - used to hibernate/sleep

Hi,

Thank you for your reply.

Please let me know if you have integrated graphics or a discrete video card on your  Dell E6500. Also, does it have a webcam?

In case the system has an NVIDIA video card, I would recommend you un-install the driver, reboot the system and then install the relevant driver from the NVIDIA website.

If your system has a webcam, I would request you to follow the steps mentioned below:

Rollback your webcam driver by going to Start > Control Panel > System>Hardware > Device Manager

Then expand Imaging Devices > double click Integrated Webcam > go to Driver > hit Rollback Driver

In case the above-mentioned option is not available, please go Dell Support website and download the driver manually. The link to Dell Support website is given below:

http://dell.to/QjjZDA

Hope this is helpful.

Please let me know if you have any further queries.

Thanks and regards,
Prateek_K
#iworkfordell 

For easy access to drivers, manuals and product updates, please visit our Support Site. 


					
				
			
			
				
			
			
				
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wolfdawg
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Re: Laptop shuts down / crashes after closing lid - used to hibernate/sleep

No web camera.   The laptop has dedicated Nvidia card - Quadro NVS 160M.     Uninstalled video driver and downloaded/installed latest from Nvidia site.  Laptop still crashes when going to sleep Smiley Sad

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Re: Laptop shuts down / crashes after closing lid - used to hibernate/sleep

Hi,

 

Please check you have ample free space on your hard drive. The system needs about 2GB free space for hibernation/standby. There is a Hiberfil.sys which is a hidden file located in the root folder of the drive where Windows is installed. The Windows Kernel Power Manager creates this file when you install Windows. The size of the file is approximately equal to the amount of Random Access Memory ( RAM ) installed on your computer.   

 

The computer uses the Hiberfil.sys file to store a copy of the system memory on the hard disk when hibernation is turned on. If this file is not present, the computer cannot go into hibernation.

 

Kindly let me know the Windows Operating System you are using. Below is a link for frequently asked questions on sleep/hibernating in Windows 7.

 

 http://bit.ly/XJGpXc

 

Please let me know if you have any further queries. 

Thanks and regards,
Prateek_K
#iworkfordell 

For easy access to drivers, manuals and product updates, please visit our Support Site. 

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wolfdawg
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Re: Laptop shuts down / crashes after closing lid - used to hibernate/sleep

Windows 7 Ultimate.   And I created plenty of free space.  Laptop crashes in Hibernate ... It is ok when Sleeping.

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wolfdawg
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Re: Laptop shuts down / crashes after closing lid - used to hibernate/sleep

It appears it was a root kit virus.   The TDSSKiller Rootkit Removal Tool helped me out.

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