Black Screen after Vista Wakes Up from Sleep with NVidia Driver Version

It's actually not completely black, the top line of pixels still works properly! This problem started for me after I installed the driver update supplied by Windows NVidia_GeForce6150LE_v7.15.11.7521Update for the GeForce 6150 LE; Driver Provider: NVIDIA, Driver Date: 5/22/2008, Driver Version: Both manually forcing it and idling to sleep or hibernate produce the same results.

The rest of the system appears to be functioning properly and pressing the power button will turn off the system. Hitting the [WIN], typing 'shutdown /r /t 0' and pressing [enter] will reboot the system. Upon reboot the screen is fine again and neither the EventLog nor Reliability Monitor show any problems.

Rollback_Driver_ErrorI decided to roll back to the previous driver (, 7/6/2007), which produced four RunDLL error dialogs: "Error in NVCPL.DLL - Missing entry:NvCplRestorePersistence". Ouch!

Now the screen works properly when waking up, but I get greeted with that error dialog. Again, no errors or warning in the EventLog or Reliability Monitor.

Time for the windows cure-all... DAS (RE)BOOT!

Excellent! The reboot cleared up that issue.

Has anyone else experienced this issue? Did you resolve it? How?

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  1. I get EXACTLY the same results on my friend's Compaq (HP)Presario SR2173WM Desktop PC, which has the same GeForce 6150 LE display chipset installed.

    I tried installing the driver from: Microsoft Windows Update, from NVIDIA, and from HP's driver download page. I got the same results each time. (I rolled back between trying each version.)

    When I rolled back to driver to v7.15.11.6222 and also to v (both hosted by HP for this model PC), they both worked fine and did not produce this issue. But like you, I received the same error dialogs whenever I installed an earlier driver version.

    I just reported this issue to HP, since all of their customers with the same model PC will likely get the same issue.

    One must be careful after rolling back the driver, because Windows update will suggest installing v7.15.11.7521 again.

  2. I have the exact same problem with my HP a1710n / Windows Vista 32-bit / nVidia GeForce 6150 LE system. But this problem only presents when resolution is set to 1280x1024. I've tried all newer version of drivers and none helped.

  3. I have the same issue with my HP vs17e...was nto aware of the driver beign the culprit. Is there a better solution?


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