Solved Windows 7 taking more than 5 minutes to hibernate?

June 20, 2014 at 16:04:45
Specs: Windows 64
I installed a clean copy of windows, hardly any other new software installed. It is an acer netbook. In this computer there is a blue led light that goes on and off everytime the cpu or harddrive is doing stuff (thats the best way I can describe it) and there is an orange led for the battery or power off indicator.

Normally when I set the computer to hibernate it would happen in less than 15 seconds, now it takes atleast 5 minutes. The first 4 minutes after I select the hibernate tab, the screen shuts off and it seems like the computer is preparing to hibernate because the blue led starts blinking on and off and after around 4 minutes is when the orange led light starts to blink on and off for around 10 seconds which indicates that the computer is going to turn off. No programs are even open when I press the hibernate tab. This is quite confusing since its a fresh copy of windows and ive had the same windows version installed prior in this same computer. Any suggestions?

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June 20, 2014 at 17:27:45
If you actually mean hibernate in 15 seconds, that is way too fast. Do you mean to go to the screen saver?

There is no Windows 64. At any rate the power settings are located in Control Panel> Power Options. Use Advanced settings and choose the values you want.

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June 20, 2014 at 17:47:27
Lets have a look & see if I can spot anything from these logs.

Download OTL, save & run from your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
Double click the OTL icon to start the tool. (Note: If you are running on Vista or Windows 7 accept UAC alert)
1: When the window appears, underneath Output at the top, make sure Standard output is selected.
2: Select Scan all users
3: Change Drivers to All
4: Under the Extra Registry section, check Use SafeList
5: In the lower right corner, checkmark "LOP Check" and checkmark "Purity Check".
6: Click Run Scan and let the program run uninterrupted.
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When the scan is complete, two text files will be created on your Desktop
OTL.Txt <- this one will be opened
Extras.txt <- this one will be minimized

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June 21, 2014 at 17:15:51
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Did you reinstall from the recovery partition or recovery disk set OR did you reinstall from an install disk. If you installed from an install disk then you need to install all driveres from the mfg's website. In all cases you need to manually run Windows Update to make sure that you have the latest updates and service pack. If installing from install disk then you have to make sure that the install is set for a notebook/netbook and not a desktop or you will need to go into power settings and select the correct profile or settings for portable/laptop/notebook computer.

Are you sure that you have enough memory and hard disk space for the machine to efficiently use sleep and hibernate? That's 2 to 4 GB memory for 32bit Windows 7 and 4GB or more for 64bit Windows 7 and a drive or partition for C drive that's preferably 120GB or more (probably not less than 80GB) and at least 15% free space.


You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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June 27, 2014 at 08:35:53
It was installed from a usb so I went to the power settings and changed the power plan. Now im back to hibernation in just 15 seconds once again. Thankyou all for your help.

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