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Drivers are causing Windows to stand by and resume slowly?


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#1 I have a computer...

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 07:06 AM

I was looking around in the control panel and well, I went onto advanced tools and it said that there are some drivers causing windows to resume slowly and there were drivers causing Windows to stand by or hibernate slowly?

What does this mean? What are drivers? What do these drivers do?

 

The drivers that are causing Windows to resume slowly are:

 

Name:  AMD multie-vendor Miniport Driver

Filename:  atikmpag.sys

Publisher:  Advanded Micro Devices, Inc.

Device:  AMD Radeon HD 6670

Date Reported:  Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:42 AM

Time Taken: 71.5 seconds

 

Name: Windows Driver Doundation - User mode Driver

Framework Reflector

Filename: WUDFRd.sys

Publisher: Microsoft Corporation

Device: FinePix J27 J28 J29

Date Reported: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:27 PM

Time Taken: 2.5 seconds

 

Name: AMD multi-vendor Miniport Driver

Filename: atikmpag.sys

Publisher: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Device: AMD Radeon HD 6670

Date Reported: Tue Dec 6, 2011 2:06 AM

Time Taken: 1.0 seconds

 

And the drivers that are causing Windows to stand by or hibernate slowly are:

 

Name: AMD multi-vendor Miniport Driver

Filename: atikmpag.sys

Publisher: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Device: AMD Radeon HD 6670

Date Reported: Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:46 PM

Time Taken: 11.3 seconds

 

I have Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 and Graphics are SyncMaster (1024x768@60Hz)
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 6670 (ATI AIB)

 

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:19 AM

A driver is a software that controls hardware attached to a computer (everything from your mouse, hard drive, CD drive, USB port to your screen is hardware). A driver provides a software interface to hardware devices enabling the OS to access the hardwares functions.

 

I don't see any issue with the last three drivers (each took very less time for your system to resume). The first one could be an issue. All in all, lets try updating the drivers first.

Three ways, try them in the order listed

1) Through Windows Update: Click on the "Start Menu" and select "Control Panel. 2. Click on "Check for Updates" under the "Security" section in the control panel. This will take you to a new window. 3. Click on "Check for Updates" near the window's upper left-hand corner.

2) Download the drivers from the manufacturer's website: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/ht/driverdlmfgr.htm
3)

  1. Open Device manager.

    Note: ways of opening Device Manager

  2. Now that Device Manager is open, look for the entry for the device that you want to update the drivers for.

    Note: Navigate through the hardware device categories by clicking the [+] icon. You'll open up the list of actual devices under the categories.

  3. Once you found the device you were looking for, right click on its name or icon and choose Properties. In the Properties window, click on the Driver tab.

  4. Click the Update Driver... button.

    This will start the Update Driver Software wizard.

  5. On the How do you want to search for driver software? window, click on Browse my computer for driver software.

  6. In the Browse for driver software on your computer window that appears next, click on Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. It's located near the bottom.

  7. Click the Have Disk... button next.

  8. Click the Browse... button on the Install From Disk dialog box that appeared after clicking the button in Step 8.

    Next you'll see the Locate File dialog box. Work your way to the folder that was created as part of the driver extraction you did in Step 1. If there are several subfolders, find one that's labeled for Windows Vista, assuming there is one. Don't worry if there's not.

  9. Click any INF file that you see and then click Open.

    Note: INF files contain the driver setup information and they're the only files that Device Manager will let you choose. If you have problems here, see the Tips at the bottom of the page for help.

  10. Click OK on the Install From Disk dialog.

  11. Click on the hardware name in the text box and then click Next >.

    If you're prompted with a warning message about the possibility of a hardware/driver incompatibility just click the Yes button to continue installing the driver. Many drivers are not certified by Microsoft to work in Windows Vista but are still perfectly safe to use.

    Important: If you're installing a Windows Vista driver obtained from anywhere other than the maker of the hardware, click No instead and download drivers from the manufacturer directly.

  12. The Update Driver Software wizard will now use the instructions provided in the INF file you selected to install the drivers for your hardware in Windows Vista.

  13. At this point, you just need to walk through whatever other instructions you're given on screen. This part of the driver update process can be different depending on the kind of hardware you're updating the drivers for.

  14. Once the Windows Vista driver update is complete, you might be asked to restart your computer.

    Note: if you're not told to restart, do it anyway. This way you'll know if the driver update has effected your computer in some way it shouldn't have

    If for some reason there has been a problem, just roll back the driver and you should be fine.

Let me know how it goes.


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