Solved Windows XP computer frozen on 'preparing to hibernate'

July 6, 2012 at 11:00:58
Specs: Windows XP
Computer has been unused for a while. When it is turned on, Windows XP screen appears and is frozen on 'preparing hibernate'. I have tried to reinstal with the systems and recovery disks, but nothing happens and it remains frozen. Is there anything I can do to restore this, or is it beyond repair?
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#1
July 6, 2012 at 11:20:27
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To use the Recovery Discs you must go into the BIOS Setup and set your PC to boot from the CD drive first, or make sure that the CD drive is listed first in the boot device sequence. If you don't do that, the Recovery discs (and any other bootable discs) will just be ignored.

When you turn on your PC, when the manufacturer's splash-screen appears, it should say at the bottom something like "Press X to Setup", where X is the actual name of the key you need to press immediately. It may say press the 'Del' (Delete) key, or it may be one of the 'F' keys.


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#2
July 6, 2012 at 11:31:41
Thank you. I'll try that and let you know.

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#3
July 13, 2012 at 17:41:01
Now I feel just silly. Of course that works. Thank you.
It's been a long time since I had to do this and memory failed.
All is well now.

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