That looks to be a driver bug. While you could try driver hunts why not forget this and try HIBERNATE instead to save power? I did that for years while I waited for drivers to be fixed.
Recently I feel in need of using Vistas energy saving mode, since it would be a lot faster than shutting down & rebooting every time. So it really sucks if it doesn't work.
I'm using Vista 64 bit Home Premium SP2. My motherboard is a MSI K9A2 CF. I have 4 GB Ram, an AMD Phenom X4 9950, my GPU is a Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate.
If I put Windows Vista in "Energy Saving", as it would translate from my German OS (which also seems to be the only option available that would come close to XPs old Standby), and any time later attempt to restore it by pressing any keyboard key as I've set it up in my BIOS, then one of two things will happen:
a) Windows will open, but will show an error "Display Driver shut down" or something similar, and the screen will flicker and show artifacts and other buggy stuff all over. This problem will remain till I restart the PC
b) I get a Bluescreen. The bluescreen has following information:
"Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed."
"... (a few blocks of the usual text like "Make sure any new hardware is properly bla bla) ..."
*** STOP: 0x00000116 (0xFFFFFA802BBBA4E0, 0xFFFFFA6002411DB8, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000002)
*** atikmpag.sys - Address 0xFFFFFA6002411DB8 base at FFFFFFA6002409000, DateStamp 5064f994
It's not like I can't use my PC anymore, but I have to shutdown & reboot completely, which is a real hassle everytime. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Still have a good day yourselves, Greetz Night