Audio freezes after standby/hiberna

November 10, 2008 at 03:42:29
Specs: WinXP SP3, Core2
Hello - I recently set up a system with the following components:

- Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard
- 2x1gb DDR2-800
- MSI R4850 card
- 2x SATA hard drives

I put WinXP SP3 on there. A problem I have run into is that once I put the computer into standby (S3) or hibernate, and then wake it up again, it will reach the desktop fine, but then if I do anything that involves audio (click on Volume, run a game, mouse over something that causes audio), the system will 'freeze' as in anything that caused the audio will freeze up, and I can't access anything. If I access control panel, that will freeze (b/c it does something to Sound). The motherboard has a built-in audio from Realtek. I have loaded the recent Realtek drivers, 2.08, but that hasn't solved any problems either. I can give up standby, but I'd like to be able to at least enter Hibernate, but none of this works. Do you have any suggestions I can try out?

- Eli

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November 10, 2008 at 04:48:41
Standby & Hibernate are features that were designed for laptops, not desktops. Disable them & adjust your Power Options Properties.

"If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions" - Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) in Pulp Fiction

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November 10, 2008 at 09:51:24
Another option would be to try removing SP3. SP3 is not the most critical update ever created. I'm running without it.

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November 10, 2008 at 13:48:29
I had slipstreamed SP3 into the CD; I will try running XP with SP2, then.

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January 26, 2009 at 23:19:58
jam wrote:
"Standby & Hibernate are features that were designed for laptops, not desktops. Disable them & adjust your Power Options Properties."

Dude, do you keep your computer running 24/7 or turn it on and shutdown every time? If so please enter 21st century and discover beauties of instant-on machine when using standby or hibernation modes (well, almost-instant-on with hibernation - still 100x faster than booting Vista or XP from start)
And keep stupid responses (at least outdated by 10+ years) to yourself...

There is no solution yet (I have same problem) until realtek coders laern how to write better drivers. BUT there is a workaround: install drivers release version WDM_R209 or newer, go to Realtek HD Audio Manager, select Audio I/O tab, select Connector Settings (small "tool" icon) and select there "Enable auto pop-up dialog when device has been plugged in". WIth this whenever your machine come back from hibernation or standby you will get annoying pop-up message asking you to confirm which speakers you have "just plugged on" - just click OK and your sound will work. Not best solution, but better than having no sound until next restart IMHO.

If anyone knows of better way to this annoyance please let us know (and keep advices like "switch to Mac" or "standby is for laptops" to yourself, please)

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January 27, 2009 at 01:40:37
Thanks for the tip, 888. I figured it out, though. I did a reghack to make XP think it's on SP2 and not SP3, then installed the KB888111 patch (because it's not going to install on SP3), and you can revert back to SP3 if you want to, otherwise it doesn't do anything to the system. And this should fix it.

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