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    Windows 7 x64
  1. I had a second identical SSD installed in another computer here. In this other computer (with an ABIT motherboard) this second SSD did not exhibit this problem. I tried moving the second SSD to the problem system and it behaved just like the first SSD; it too would hang when the system restarted from standby. That would seem to say that the problem is probably not a defective SSD. The Gigabyte motherboard in the problem system, in addition to the six SATA ports hanging off the Intel ICH10R south bridge, also has two SATA ports hanging off a “Gigabyte SATA 2 chip” and I finally got around to trying the SSD off one of those two ports and I’m happy to report that it does not experience this problem when run in this manner. I have a solution that I can live with.
  2. The SSD is a OCZSSD2-1VTXLE100G. It sure seems compatible with the motherboard since absolutely all disk-related aspects of the system are operating perfectly. It is running in IDE mode so that I can still boot to and use the XP SATA HDD while I get the Win7 bugs ironed out.
  3. As I said in the original post "The BIOS, motherboard drivers and video card drivers are the latest available". Just as an update, I just tied the 32-bit version of Windows 7 and it too has this same problem on this hardware, again with all the latest drivers (as of an hour ago) for the chipset, on-board audio & LAN and ATI video card.
  4. I have just installed Windows 7 (64 bit) on a PC that had been running XP (32 bit). As such, it is a clean install of Windows 7 onto a new SSD bought for that purpose. All current critical updates are installed. All optional hardware updates are installed. Here are some of the specifics for the hardware installed: System Model EP45-UD3R System Type x64-based PC Processor Intel® Core2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz, 2133 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F12, 1/25/2010 Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB CD-ROM Optiarc DVD RW AD-7260S ATA DeviceDisplay ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series Adapter Type ATI display adapter (0x9598), ATI Technologies Inc. compatible Adapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes) aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll Driver Version 8.732.0.0 Audio & Ethernet is provided by the motherboard. The BIOS, motherboard drivers and video card drivers are the latest available. Under XP, the system would hibernate and/or standby and resume without problem. Under Windows 7, the machine is setup for hybrid sleep and it will "go to sleep" (power down to S3 state) OK but when it reawakens, it will not do anything useful. Some of the taskbar icons (like the action center) will produce information-only popup windows but none of the other toolbar icons (like the "pearl" or Internet Explorer) cause anything to happen other than a spinning cursor. If I have the task manager open and showing the Performance tab strip charts when the system is put to sleep, when the system is reawaken, it will still appear and the strip charts will still run until I start clicking around on things with the mouse, at which point the strip charts will freeze. If the cursor is left to spin long enough (3 or 4 minutes), the screen will go black and only the cursor arrow will be left. A reboot of the PC at this point will retrieve the hibernation settings saved when the PC was put to "sleep" and after those settings are loaded the machine will be fully functional and in the same state it was in when it was put to sleep. At this point, nothing other than what comes on the Windows 7 installation DVD and from Microsoft update is installed on the machine. I've tried the extremes of the sleep-related power settings for the PCI-bus, processor and USB and those did not make any difference. Standby-only (no hybrid) works the same except the resume after reboot does not work. I have run the Windows 7 provided extended memory diagnosis for a half-dozen cycles and those did not find any problems. The Windows 7 60-second diagnostic does not find any problem. I found this discussion and setup to get a trace of what was happening when the system resumed from standby and everything went according to the script (Command used = xbootmgr -trace standby -traceFlags BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER -resultPath C:\TEMP) until the system actually resumed running after S3 and a window popped up that said "Changing power state..." which lingered for about 4 minutes until I decided that the power state was never going to change (the network stauts icon in the taskbar area had a red X over it which is another symptom of this standby-hang state) and I pressed the reboot button. The system then restarted from the hibernation settings and the xboot log file ricked up from there and showed a normal completion of the process. What else might I do to diagnose & fix this problem? Thanks in advance, Warren