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Fix for Macbook hanging on sleep with Vista and Boot Camp

by Brandon on March 1st, 2007

Thanks to commentor Justin, I finally found a solution to the frequent hanging my Macbook had started to encounter when going into sleep mode.

Turns out the problem is the Atheros wireless driver included in Apple’s Boot Camp release. If you replace it with one that was released for the Thinkpad, it works flawlessly.

Download the wireless driver

No longer necessary, just install BootCamp 1.2

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7 Comments
  1. I gotta ask…do you use the Mac or Vista OS more? šŸ™‚

  2. I never, ever boot into Mac OS X (only time in the last two weeks was to test a web site in safari). Can’t stand it.

  3. What was your reasoning behind buying a Mac then? I would have thought it would be easier to get a PC that is more geared to the Windows operating system.

    Also, is there any chance that I can get a copy of that PowerToy you were working on for the Vista Search Indexer. I’ve been waiting for the rest of the posts on the Shell blog regarding the making of the PowerToy, but I haven’t found a download for it yet. šŸ™‚

  4. A few reasons…

    1) It’s just a damn good laptop, hardware-wise and aethetically – and is reasonably priced.
    2) It has the option to run OS X, should I ever want to (or just to check it out, check out Leopard, etc). Even if I don’t use it, all other things being equal – having the option is a plus.
    3) All the hardware (Intel graphics, etc) works very well with Vista.
    4) Novelty? =)

  5. Justin permalink

    I would also like to note that your Trackpad workaround fixes another issue:

    Anybody who places their Macbook in a bag has at one time or another been frustrated to find their Macbook having awaken from sleep and running the whole time. This is due to the flexible nature of the lid, which ends up pushing the screen against the keyboard. Pushing any key of course wakes up the Macbook. The solution is to change the power settings for the Trackpad and Keyboard drivers, not allowing them to wake the computer. However, the Trackpad drivers would fail to reinitialize on sleep — specifically in XP — but you the scheduling the Trackpad to restart on unlock takes care of this.

    – J

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