I have run into the same issue with the sleep and hibernate issue. They always worked perfectly in XP and VISTA to my recollection but when i tried to hibernate in 7 i was unable to resume the session. DO NOT USE THE HIBERNATE OR SLEEP FEATURE IN WINDOWS 7I agree as well, I've only tried using sleep in Windows a couple times. and each time it didn't work at all, so rather than beat my head against the wall trying to figure out why I simply quit using it.... You'd think Microsoft would actually try to make that feature "work" and more effecient... but then again...
I already sent it in the pre beta build 6801 to microsoft about 8 times so hopefully they get the message.I wanted to turn it on so the computer would sleep and save some money but for now I guess i will leave the sleep off. When the bata starts i will submit a bug report on it to both dell and MS.
I'm having issues with the computer waking up period. I do remember seeing this S1, S3, and S1 & S3, however I didn't know what it was so I didn't touch it.Had a problem with sleep also. When pressing any key on the keyboard, it would come out of sleep, but then no mouse or keyboard response. I went into the bios (nVidia 780i board) and saw ACPI option had S1, S3 and S1 & S3 as an option. When I set it to S3 only( was on S1 & S3), the sleep problems went away. Now the system responds when coming out of sleep. Maybe this will help some of you having the same kind of problem.
Isn't the whole idea of working with a beta to discover bugs and try different things to see if a solution can be found? Try lots of different things - power settings, bios settings etc. Don't just give up until you've exhausted all possible solutions.MY SOLUTION
My Solution to this problem is to give up on sleep and hibernate all together. Especially in a Beta operating system. I have many times in the past in XP and VISTA lost info because of sleep and hibernate not waking. I never recommend this feature to people. Either just leave your computer on or use a third party program to sleep and hibernate.
I'm having issues with the computer waking up period. I do remember seeing this S1, S3, and S1 & S3, however I didn't know what it was so I didn't touch it.
Maybe setting mine to S3 instead of S1 & S3 will fix my problem. I'll give that a shot tonight. It really irks me that I can't put my computer to sleep.