S sofrustrated New member Joined Sep 1, 2013 Posts 4 Sep 1, 2013 #1 My computer cannot successfully wake from sleep or hibernate. When I hit a key, it begins the reboot process, but what sounds like the harddrive tries to start 2 times before quickly aborting. Only on the third time does it make the "normal" startup spinning sound. The reboot then hangs on the GIGABYTE bios page. This is a homebuilt (oops!) system running windows 8 - about 1 year old. Before this is had the windows 8 preview installed. I've never reinstalled the OS. I've updated the bios. Any help would be so, SO appreciated.