Dell Inspiron E1505 & "stand by" problem


Dell Inspiron E1505 & "stand by" problem

Postby Russ » Fri, 01 Sep 2006 07:20:22 GMT

Hi:  I can't get my E1505 to succesfully come out of a stand-by mode.
The hard drive thrashes for a bit but the video never comes on.  I have
upgraded to the latest BIOS and video drivers from DELL website.  I
have the power options all disabled.

Any ideas?


Re: Dell Inspiron E1505 & "stand by" problem

Postby BillW50 » Fri, 01 Sep 2006 21:57:42 GMT

Unlike some Russ... I believe the latest and greatest BIOS, Windows
Updates, drivers, etc. isn't always the best for all.

But you need to try something like a clean boot to troubleshoot this
problem. Try this:


It is running Windows XP right? You didn't say.

Re: Dell Inspiron E1505 & "stand by" problem

Postby Frank Berger » Sat, 02 Sep 2006 05:56:45 GMT

Just in case you mean "hibernate" when you say "stand-by" -  there is known 
bug in XP that causes hibernate to fail if you have more than 1 GB of 
memory.  I use stand-by all the time on my Thinkpad without a problem. 

Re: Dell Inspiron E1505 & "stand by" problem

Postby Joe D » Sat, 02 Sep 2006 06:04:25 GMT

Wow - I just stumbled on this post and have this exact problem.  I 
upgraded to 2G and now I can't hibernate (it actually works about 25% of 
the time).  Is there a fix for this?


Re: Dell Inspiron E1505 & "stand by" problem

Postby Russ » Mon, 04 Sep 2006 07:09:45 GMT

Joe:  I searched the MS knowledge base and here are a few articles that
may apply:

1)  http://www.**--****.com/ 
   This one talks about your pagefile size must be large enough to
hibernate your RAM.

2)  http://www.**--****.com/ 
   This one talks about the problem with 1GB of memory or more.

3)  http://www.**--****.com/ 
   This one just talks about troubleshooting stand-by and hibernate
problems in general.

Also, I found what my problem was that kept me from coming out of
stand-by or hibernate.  I have a USB device that misbehaved on restart.
 It is an ATEN USB to Serial bridge (plugs in USB port and other end is
a standard 9-pin serial port).  Without it plugged in the system
restarts no problem.  I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 and I'm running 1GB
memory and XP Pro version 2002 sp2.


Re: Dell Inspiron E1505 & "stand by" problem

Postby Joe D » Thu, 07 Sep 2006 02:36:42 GMT


Thanks for the pointers.  I ended up finding this:


which described my problem.  I downloaded the patch, installed it, and 
haven't had a failed hibernation attempt since!


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