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PC won't resume or come out of hibernation

November 3, 2010 at 09:12:11
Specs: Windows XP, c2-3200

If I leave my pc unattended for a few hours, I can`t get it to resume, or come out of hibernation.

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#1
November 3, 2010 at 11:09:53

... click "start" run (type) powercfg.cpl [press enter]

... alter hibernation settings to suit!

... if stuck in hibernation "mode" unplug the mains, unhook the battery and hold-in the power button for a few seconds try restart.

... of course you'll lose hibernation saved infomation data.

... if still no joy bootup with Win98 cd/floppy then type:

FDISK /MBR [press enter]

... should sort it!

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#2
November 3, 2010 at 14:37:24

Might be a bios or motherboard issue. Might be some drivers. There may be some web pages that tell how to diag that. I have seen them for Windows 7 but I guess there are some for xp out there.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#3
November 3, 2010 at 14:52:00

mavis007 what does fdisk have to do with hibernation?

cameleon can you choose "sleep" and does it respond correctly? Has hibernation ever worked for you?


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#4
November 4, 2010 at 03:01:06

"...what does fdisk have to do with hibernation?..."

... worked for me before when "laptop(s)" battery fails looping into/from hibernation mode, symptoms: flashing led's when switched-on.

... from zero-volt suspend partition, suspend-to-disk partition, save-to-disk partition, (power-management partition), hibernation partition or file to chain "boot loader"

... FDISK /MBR Rewrites the master boot record

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..................... fixed a few laptop problems with above method


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#5
November 4, 2010 at 08:13:59

hibernation should make no difference to the master boot record.

Malware/virus would cause a problem with the mbr which is what I believe you fixed.

hibernate is a image file of the desktop and what ever was open at the time that is written to disk so it can be reloaded when you come out of hibernation. Technically it could never write to the mbr just like you can't write to the mbr without utilities to do so.


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#6
November 4, 2010 at 10:44:36

... "wanderer" ........... eating my hat right now!

NTLDR (XP's boot loader)
"If hiberfil.sys is found, and it also finds a hibernation image, its contents are loaded into memory and the system resumes where it left off."

... 4 byte "hibr" / "wake" flag at the beginning of the file. Hiberfil.sys contains physical memory and processor state guess it's talking about memory ranges of the hibernation file format(?)

... strange! as battery failed kicking-in a "disfunctional hibernation" using suggested method prior resolved my situation. If my memory serves me right.

... how would one fix a hiberfil.sys bad image wo'nt turn on loop?

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#7
November 4, 2010 at 11:44:46

"how would one fix a hiberfil.sys bad image "

Got me on this one Mavis007!

Disk corruption/infection or memory/processor corruption would be my guess why the bad image.

To correct I would boot to knoppix or other and rename the hiberfil.sys file. Then it should boot correctly.


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#8
November 4, 2010 at 23:31:26

... must admit up till now I always thought it was relayed to ram then added to MBR

... thanks for making me look deeper!

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