68oi+vista+8800gtx= slow/no shutdown/restart Testing and solution. NVIDIA plz read.
I posted this on EVGA forum, but in case you guys have same issue - here's my log of a slow/no shutdown/restart with vista

Installed Vista x64 biz. With a clean install and just new drivers any shutdown/restart function is working great, but as soon as I install nvidia display drivers- it takes the machine good 2 minutes to shutdown/restart.

I press restart - the screens/hdds turn off, fans slow down as if the machine is going to reboot, then it stays on for about a minute or two, (board is showing healthy FF all that time) then it reboots.

Disabled sidebar - no difference.

Anyone with same issue?

[b]***UPDATE***[/b]
I am going to try to track this issue down so

1)I restored to a clean vista install (only 680i chipset and realtec drivers are installed).Sidebar is active.
Result - all shutdown/restart function great.

2)Install all recommended windows updates.
905866 (02/07)
929427
905866 (01/07)
915597
931573
928089
930857
929685
Result - Great restart/shutdown (about 10 times).
[i]Sidenote - once vista shutdown screen goes black - there is a blinking cursor in the top left for a second or so - then restart. I am mentioning this as i don't remember the cursor being there when the computer didn't shut down.[/i]

3) installing nvidia video drivers (8800 gtx - 100.59)
well - that didn't go so well - computer froze just before vista pops out the "continue install/don't install" window, and after hard restart the driver did install. right before required reboot, a window popped out saying that nvdia driver may not have installed correctly and asked permission to install with recommended settings which let to an installer saying that i am running a 32bit system... anyway - back to step one. restoring to clean image now.
next update-10 min.

3.1. 2-nd attempt went through just fine. Nvidia 100.59 driver installed.
result - initial reboot - good.
Consecutive reboot - [b]HERE WE GO - the system stays in that suspended mode. monitor off, hdds are off, mobo is showing FF, but there's no reboot as well as there is no blinking cursor.[/b]
another reboot - same story - performing cold shutdown
another shutdown - same story - performing cold shutdown

3.1.1 - Changed the behavior of power button to "shutdown".
1-st attempt - proper shutdown with blinking cursor =)
[b]2-nd a attempt - no cursor, no shutdown[/b]
3-d attempt - no cursor, no shutdown.

3.1.2 - Trying vista default "shutdown/quick resume"
1-st attempt - computer shuts down. on resume - display is out. pressing power button - no chage - system still on, display is blacked out. performing hard reboot. get a choice of safe mode/normal on start up due to improper shutdown.

[i]{3.1.2.1 - installed hotfix 925528 (usb stack) - required reboot - no reboot, no cursor. performing manual shutdown.}[/i]

3.1.2. 2-nd reboot attempt - no reboot. performing manual shutdown.
3-d reboot - no reboot. performing manual shutdown.

4) uninstalling nvidia display driver only.
initial reboot - blinking cursor is back no reboot (1 min and counting). performing manual shutdown.

2-nd attempt - cursor blink, reboot successful
3-d attempt - cursor blink, shutdown successful
4-th attempt - cursor blink, shutdown successful
hybernate mode - cursor blink, board is showing F4, success- on resume - successful resume.

[size=4][b]Well whadda you know - new x64 vista diaplay driver was released on the 13-th.. installing now. will report.[/b][/size=4]


5) installed 100.64 driver - initial reboot - ok,
2-nd attempt - same story - FF, no cursor, no reboot...
3-d attempt - same...


[b][red]well. i guess that's enough for me. i am going to install display driver - kinda have to - and will post a few more updates on this issue. i can pretty safely say that the driver is causing this issue, so if you are having it - give it a try and uninstall it.[/red][/b]

Oh, and on a separate issue - i have an extra cursor sitting in the top left corner of my secondary monitor at startup. It goes away once i move the real cursor to that monitor. not a big deal, but just fyi.

EVGA 680i (P25)
P-C2D E6600 @ 3.2/1.3375v (8x mult)
Arctic Silver + Zallman 9700
Corsair 8500C5 4GB @1066/2.2v originally
Now 2Gb @ 800/1.9v link-sync fsb 1600
EVGA 8800GTX @ stock freq.
2xWD 74Gb SATA-1 in Raid-0 (System)
2xHitachi 40Gb SATA-2 in Raid-1 (Data)
2xWD 149Gb SATA-1 in Raid-0 (Data)
Lian-Li PC-V1200BPLUS II RT
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750
Dell 24" + Samsung 20"
I posted this on EVGA forum, but in case you guys have same issue - here's my log of a slow/no shutdown/restart with vista



Installed Vista x64 biz. With a clean install and just new drivers any shutdown/restart function is working great, but as soon as I install nvidia display drivers- it takes the machine good 2 minutes to shutdown/restart.



I press restart - the screens/hdds turn off, fans slow down as if the machine is going to reboot, then it stays on for about a minute or two, (board is showing healthy FF all that time) then it reboots.



Disabled sidebar - no difference.



Anyone with same issue?



***UPDATE***

I am going to try to track this issue down so



1)I restored to a clean vista install (only 680i chipset and realtec drivers are installed).Sidebar is active.

Result - all shutdown/restart function great.



2)Install all recommended windows updates.

905866 (02/07)

929427

905866 (01/07)

915597

931573

928089

930857

929685

Result - Great restart/shutdown (about 10 times).

Sidenote - once vista shutdown screen goes black - there is a blinking cursor in the top left for a second or so - then restart. I am mentioning this as i don't remember the cursor being there when the computer didn't shut down.



3) installing nvidia video drivers (8800 gtx - 100.59)

well - that didn't go so well - computer froze just before vista pops out the "continue install/don't install" window, and after hard restart the driver did install. right before required reboot, a window popped out saying that nvdia driver may not have installed correctly and asked permission to install with recommended settings which let to an installer saying that i am running a 32bit system... anyway - back to step one. restoring to clean image now.

next update-10 min.



3.1. 2-nd attempt went through just fine. Nvidia 100.59 driver installed.

result - initial reboot - good.

Consecutive reboot - HERE WE GO - the system stays in that suspended mode. monitor off, hdds are off, mobo is showing FF, but there's no reboot as well as there is no blinking cursor.

another reboot - same story - performing cold shutdown

another shutdown - same story - performing cold shutdown



3.1.1 - Changed the behavior of power button to "shutdown".

1-st attempt - proper shutdown with blinking cursor =)

2-nd a attempt - no cursor, no shutdown

3-d attempt - no cursor, no shutdown.



3.1.2 - Trying vista default "shutdown/quick resume"

1-st attempt - computer shuts down. on resume - display is out. pressing power button - no chage - system still on, display is blacked out. performing hard reboot. get a choice of safe mode/normal on start up due to improper shutdown.



{3.1.2.1 - installed hotfix 925528 (usb stack) - required reboot - no reboot, no cursor. performing manual shutdown.}



3.1.2. 2-nd reboot attempt - no reboot. performing manual shutdown.

3-d reboot - no reboot. performing manual shutdown.



4) uninstalling nvidia display driver only.

initial reboot - blinking cursor is back no reboot (1 min and counting). performing manual shutdown.



2-nd attempt - cursor blink, reboot successful

3-d attempt - cursor blink, shutdown successful

4-th attempt - cursor blink, shutdown successful

hybernate mode - cursor blink, board is showing F4, success- on resume - successful resume.



[size=4]Well whadda you know - new x64 vista diaplay driver was released on the 13-th.. installing now. will report.[/size=4]





5) installed 100.64 driver - initial reboot - ok,

2-nd attempt - same story - FF, no cursor, no reboot...

3-d attempt - same...





[red]well. i guess that's enough for me. i am going to install display driver - kinda have to - and will post a few more updates on this issue. i can pretty safely say that the driver is causing this issue, so if you are having it - give it a try and uninstall it.[/red]



Oh, and on a separate issue - i have an extra cursor sitting in the top left corner of my secondary monitor at startup. It goes away once i move the real cursor to that monitor. not a big deal, but just fyi.



EVGA 680i (P25)

P-C2D E6600 @ 3.2/1.3375v (8x mult)

Arctic Silver + Zallman 9700

Corsair 8500C5 4GB @1066/2.2v originally

Now 2Gb @ 800/1.9v link-sync fsb 1600

EVGA 8800GTX @ stock freq.

2xWD 74Gb SATA-1 in Raid-0 (System)

2xHitachi 40Gb SATA-2 in Raid-1 (Data)

2xWD 149Gb SATA-1 in Raid-0 (Data)

Lian-Li PC-V1200BPLUS II RT

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750

Dell 24" + Samsung 20"

#1
Posted 02/15/2007 07:19 PM   
Very strange I have a very similar problem as well. Just acquired a PC with the following config:

Inno3d sl7i680a, P25 bios,
Intel E6420,
4GB RAM,
GeForce8800gts,
WD 320GB SATA hdd and
Antec Truepower 650W.

No problem on shutdown when on a XP clean install (not tested very thoroughly as I'm intended to install Vista).

When perform a clean Vista installation, bsod shows up during the 1st stage of installation which reads DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. Installation can continue after reboot, but since then every restart during the installation process it shows a blank screen with a cursor in the left-hand corner.

Vista runs well on the computer, but no matter I choose sleep or shutdown, the shutdown process completes, then screens off, hdd off, but the computer was left on, and sometimes it lefts a blank screen with a cursor at the left-hand corner after shutdown/sleep. If I choose sleep, it can never be able to wake up.

I've tried both 32bits and 64 bits Vista, install or not install Nvidia video/chipset driver, tackling with bios settings, all won't help.

I'm suspecting it is a MB quality issue but if you have some similar symptom as mine, please post & share.
Very strange I have a very similar problem as well. Just acquired a PC with the following config:



Inno3d sl7i680a, P25 bios,

Intel E6420,

4GB RAM,

GeForce8800gts,

WD 320GB SATA hdd and

Antec Truepower 650W.



No problem on shutdown when on a XP clean install (not tested very thoroughly as I'm intended to install Vista).



When perform a clean Vista installation, bsod shows up during the 1st stage of installation which reads DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. Installation can continue after reboot, but since then every restart during the installation process it shows a blank screen with a cursor in the left-hand corner.



Vista runs well on the computer, but no matter I choose sleep or shutdown, the shutdown process completes, then screens off, hdd off, but the computer was left on, and sometimes it lefts a blank screen with a cursor at the left-hand corner after shutdown/sleep. If I choose sleep, it can never be able to wake up.



I've tried both 32bits and 64 bits Vista, install or not install Nvidia video/chipset driver, tackling with bios settings, all won't help.



I'm suspecting it is a MB quality issue but if you have some similar symptom as mine, please post & share.

#2
Posted 06/24/2007 04:01 PM   
[quote]Corsair 8500C5 4GB @1066/2.2v originally
Now 2Gb @ 800/1.9v link-sync fsb 1600
[/quote]

shouldn't the ram stil be set for 2.2v not 1.9v? what timings are you using at 800 mhz? i've seen some people go up to 2.3v to address stability issues.

have you tried running everything at stock settings, do you still experience the issue?
Corsair 8500C5 4GB @1066/2.2v originally

Now 2Gb @ 800/1.9v link-sync fsb 1600





shouldn't the ram stil be set for 2.2v not 1.9v? what timings are you using at 800 mhz? i've seen some people go up to 2.3v to address stability issues.



have you tried running everything at stock settings, do you still experience the issue?

#3
Posted 06/28/2007 12:26 AM   
[quote name='natx808' date='Jun 28 2007, 01:26 AM']shouldn't the ram stil be set for 2.2v not 1.9v? what timings are you using at 800 mhz? i've seen some people go up to 2.3v to address stability issues.

have you tried running everything at stock settings, do you still experience the issue?
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[/quote]

No problems here.
But I noticed mobo auto-sets RAM voltage to 1.9v (RAM at default speed, all timings auto). When I set RAM to 1.8v it doesn't boot.
[quote name='natx808' date='Jun 28 2007, 01:26 AM']shouldn't the ram stil be set for 2.2v not 1.9v? what timings are you using at 800 mhz? i've seen some people go up to 2.3v to address stability issues.



have you tried running everything at stock settings, do you still experience the issue?

[snapback]215214[/snapback]






No problems here.

But I noticed mobo auto-sets RAM voltage to 1.9v (RAM at default speed, all timings auto). When I set RAM to 1.8v it doesn't boot.

Core2Duo E6300 | Asus Stiker Extreme (680i SLI) | 8800GTX 768MB (Gigabyte) | 3GB RAM 800MHz

#4
Posted 07/06/2007 01:31 PM   
I am having the same issues.

Vista 32
Asus Striker Extreme nForce® 680i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6600 (2x 2.4GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1066FSB
Corsair XMS2 Xtreme w/Heat Spreader 2048MB DDR2-800 PC6400
NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB
2X WD 500 GB HD SATA II 7200 RPM 16M Cache
850 Watt -- Thermaltake Toughpower Power Supply


I have also tested by removing nvidia drivers and seen that the problem goes away.

I used the remove programs option and removed the NVIDIA drivers then started my computer in safe mode and used Drive Cleaner Pro and then restarted the computer and shut down the computer several times with no problems.

I re loaded the current latest drivers and the problem came back. I repeated the process above and tested again with no problems. I loaded the current NVIDIA Beta drivers and the problem returned.
I am having the same issues.



Vista 32

Asus Striker Extreme nForce® 680i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6600 (2x 2.4GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1066FSB

Corsair XMS2 Xtreme w/Heat Spreader 2048MB DDR2-800 PC6400

NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB

2X WD 500 GB HD SATA II 7200 RPM 16M Cache

850 Watt -- Thermaltake Toughpower Power Supply





I have also tested by removing nvidia drivers and seen that the problem goes away.



I used the remove programs option and removed the NVIDIA drivers then started my computer in safe mode and used Drive Cleaner Pro and then restarted the computer and shut down the computer several times with no problems.



I re loaded the current latest drivers and the problem came back. I repeated the process above and tested again with no problems. I loaded the current NVIDIA Beta drivers and the problem returned.

#5
Posted 07/26/2007 02:09 PM   
update the striker bios to 1301 final it solves a lot of crap with S3-S4
update the striker bios to 1301 final it solves a lot of crap with S3-S4

#6
Posted 07/30/2007 04:27 PM   
Ok for me this was 100% an Nvidia driver problem (nTune). Here is how I fixed my Problem.

1. Searched for the word Nvidia from the start button search option.

2. Deleted all folders that said Nvidia Corperation (NOT THE VIDEO DRIVERS, and also NOT the Nvidia files made by Drive Cleaner Pro) NOTE: There was one (1) Reg entry that came up during the search that was from nTune which I deleted.

3. Used Run>regedit >find on the word nvidia and deleted all references to nTune.

4. Used "Advanced Windows Care V2" to clean any Reg entries that were not valid.

5. Removed the Nvidia video drivers using add/remove programs.

6. Tested that the computer would now restart and shut down with no problems.

7. Restarted computer in Safe Mode, and used “Drive Cleaner Pro” to remove all Nvidia driver stuff.

8. Restarted the computer and used "Advanced Windows Care V2" to clean any Reg entries that were not valid.

9. Downloaded and installed the latest approved Nvidia graphics drivers from Nvidia.com.

10. Tested the computer again to ensure it would shutdown fully and restart with no hangs ups....

I am not sure that this is the same issue as everyone else is having but this fixed my problems .. Good luck.

Vista 32
Asus Striker Extreme nForce® 680i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6600 (2x 2.4GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1066FSB
Corsair XMS2 Xtreme w/Heat Spreader 2048MB DDR2-800 PC6400
NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB
2X WD 500 GB HD SATA II 7200 RPM 16M Cache
850 Watt -- Thermaltake Toughpower Power Suppl
Ok for me this was 100% an Nvidia driver problem (nTune). Here is how I fixed my Problem.



1. Searched for the word Nvidia from the start button search option.



2. Deleted all folders that said Nvidia Corperation (NOT THE VIDEO DRIVERS, and also NOT the Nvidia files made by Drive Cleaner Pro) NOTE: There was one (1) Reg entry that came up during the search that was from nTune which I deleted.



3. Used Run>regedit >find on the word nvidia and deleted all references to nTune.



4. Used "Advanced Windows Care V2" to clean any Reg entries that were not valid.



5. Removed the Nvidia video drivers using add/remove programs.



6. Tested that the computer would now restart and shut down with no problems.



7. Restarted computer in Safe Mode, and used “Drive Cleaner Pro” to remove all Nvidia driver stuff.



8. Restarted the computer and used "Advanced Windows Care V2" to clean any Reg entries that were not valid.



9. Downloaded and installed the latest approved Nvidia graphics drivers from Nvidia.com.



10. Tested the computer again to ensure it would shutdown fully and restart with no hangs ups....



I am not sure that this is the same issue as everyone else is having but this fixed my problems .. Good luck.



Vista 32

Asus Striker Extreme nForce® 680i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6600 (2x 2.4GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1066FSB

Corsair XMS2 Xtreme w/Heat Spreader 2048MB DDR2-800 PC6400

NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB

2X WD 500 GB HD SATA II 7200 RPM 16M Cache

850 Watt -- Thermaltake Toughpower Power Suppl

#7
Posted 08/01/2007 12:15 PM   
You refer to the driver as 100.59.

"3) installing nvidia video drivers (8800 gtx - 100.59)"

"3.1. 2-nd attempt went through just fine. Nvidia 100.59 driver installed."

Then you "update" to the "new" 100.64

"Well whadda you know - new x64 vista diaplay driver was released on the 13-th.. installing now. will report.
5) installed 100.64 driver"

So I gotta ask - where are you getting the 100-series drivers?

Driver 100.59 and 100.65 have release dates of Feb. These, along with 101.41, released in Apr, are the only 100-series I have, and these are all 32-bit Vistas from my archives. That was before I made the move to x64.

The earliest x64 driver I have is 158.18, released in Apr as beta and WHQL certified and released by early May.

By 162.22, I finally experienced the "stopped responding and recovered" behavior and dropped back to 158.45 beta from June.

Perhaps some newer, more "workable" drivers are in order?

And, as an aside, when Windows shuts down to a black screen with a blinking cursor it's usually trying to make a driver change or update using files that are protected from within the OS...
You refer to the driver as 100.59.



"3) installing nvidia video drivers (8800 gtx - 100.59)"



"3.1. 2-nd attempt went through just fine. Nvidia 100.59 driver installed."



Then you "update" to the "new" 100.64



"Well whadda you know - new x64 vista diaplay driver was released on the 13-th.. installing now. will report.

5) installed 100.64 driver"



So I gotta ask - where are you getting the 100-series drivers?



Driver 100.59 and 100.65 have release dates of Feb. These, along with 101.41, released in Apr, are the only 100-series I have, and these are all 32-bit Vistas from my archives. That was before I made the move to x64.



The earliest x64 driver I have is 158.18, released in Apr as beta and WHQL certified and released by early May.



By 162.22, I finally experienced the "stopped responding and recovered" behavior and dropped back to 158.45 beta from June.



Perhaps some newer, more "workable" drivers are in order?



And, as an aside, when Windows shuts down to a black screen with a blinking cursor it's usually trying to make a driver change or update using files that are protected from within the OS...

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#8
Posted 08/01/2007 03:05 PM   
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