I have a HTPC made from an old DELL Dimension 8200 PC (P4 2.6) with Windows XP Media Center edition. I'm trying to make it to wake up from the S3 mode (the hibernation is disabled) to record some TV show and then go to sleep again.
It worked in that role perfectly for a week, but since then often instead of waking up it just freezes. The monitor is black, but the coolers are rotating, and the PS/2 keyboard does not respond (and NumLock does not light the LED). After I press and hold the power button, the PC reboots normally, nothing about in the event log. The PC can hang on wake up made by any other reason (say manually), not only by a recording session. Same thing happens even if the sleep mode is S1, not S3.
The PC is equipped by a nVidia GeForce 6200 GPU and a LeadTek WinFast TV2000 XP Expert TV tuner (its own PVR2 software is used for the TV recording), also it has Creative's SB Live! audio.
I tried to set the USBBIOSHACK
, add the "/forceresetreg" to the boot.ini
, and also gave a try to the "MCE Standby Tool
" utility with different settings, and tryed to reinstall the video drivers.
Any advice will be very appreciated.