This issue has bugged me on multiple laptops for at least three years now, and I was wondering if anyone had similar experiences.
The problem is that waking up from sleep results in a hang or BSOD, but only if bluetooth is enabled. This does not happen every time, but often enough that you have to be careful before using sleep mode at all.
I think the most probable cause is the Windows driver (BTHUSB.SYS) for the particular bluetooth adapters i'm using, so I must specify the systems a little more. In both machines there has been BTHUSB errors in the Windows event log, but even these don't show up always.
Apple MacBook (first generation)
- Intel 945GM chipset (for Core Duo, not Core Duo 2)
- "Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)"
- Windows XP, Microsoft Bluetooth Driver (BTHUSB.SYS)
- wakeup never crashes in MacOS, only in Windows
- I don't know how you disable bluetooth in BIOS, so haven't tested without
- sometimes just bluetooth goes down but Windows stays up
Dell Latitude D380
- Intel GM965 chipset
- Dell Wireless 360 Bluetooth Module
- Vista x64, Windows 7 x64, Microsoft Bluetooth Driver (BTHUSB.SYS)
- wake-up from sleep works reliably if I disable bluetooth in BIOS
- No error messages in event log (Windows 7)
I don't expect that this can be solved, but I'd like to know what machines to avoid in the future. It was really a surprise that the Dell had the exact same problem as the older MacBook.