Hibernate or sleep

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Harmon Koeltz, Sep 8, 2007.

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    dean-dean Guest

    dean-dean, Oct 13, 2007
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    François Guest

    hi, i am François and am joining in.

    I do not have a laptop (not needing it), but my system on the second
    computer does NOT get into hibernation, meaning the screen is always active.
    Any ideas how to fix this. Nothing to do with mouse or keyboard since my
    first computer does not have that problem. I tried everything, even checked
    the registry but both registry's show me the same values....


    My screen is burning in, so i really could use some help here.


    François, Oct 13, 2007
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    LucB Guest


    Thanks a lot. Hibernate is OK.
    It worked, even in France.
    LucB, Oct 14, 2007
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    Jason K Guest

    Dear Michael,
    Perhaps you can help me.
    I've recently installed Vista on my desktop. When I boot up, my desktop
    appears, but then the computer spontaneously goes into some type of
    "sleep/hibernation?" mode whereby the screen goes blank, and by moving the
    mouse or using keyboard the computer seems to power up again but opens with
    the User icon screen. (Sometimes the computer re-boots fully at this stage
    also). When you click the user icon, the last thing that was on the screen
    prior to the shutdown appears eg desktop, web page etc. The problem is
    interrmittent ie does not always happen.

    I'm seriously fustrated- do you know what could be causing this problem?

    The prob
    Jason K, Oct 21, 2007
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    Kirk C. Guest

    Possible causes:

    -Accidently removing Windows hibernation files
    -Power settings
    -Incompatibility issues with video card and Vista

    Possible solutions:

    -Accidently removing Windows hibernation files (Soltion):
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/929658 (This will explain how
    to fix the hibernation issue in Vista if the hibernation files were
    accidently removed through Clean-Up)

    -Power Settings (Solution):
    You may need to change your current power settings:

    -Incompatibility issues with video card and Vista(Solution):
    Check to make sure your computer graphics card is compatible with Windows
    Vista. If you upgraded your computer to Windows Vista (Any edition) you may
    need to re-install your current video card driver. To do this, insert your
    monitor's or video card installation disk. If the hardware did not ship with
    a disk, contact the manufacturers website.

    *If your computer was shipped with Vista pre-installed, and your version is
    validated, you may not have this problem*

    I hope this helps

    Kirk C., Oct 22, 2007
    To resolve this problem in Windows Vista, run the powercfg -h on command at
    a command prompt to enable the hibernate feature and the hybrid sleep
    feature. To run this command, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Accessories.
    2. Right-click Command Prompt, click Run as administrator, type POWERCFG -H
    adeniji_olufemi, Oct 25, 2007
  7. i feel ur pain, man!
    To resolve this problem in Windows Vista, run the powercfg -h on command at
    a command prompt to enable the hibernate feature and the hybrid sleep
    feature. To run this command,
    follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Accessories.
    2. Right-click Command Prompt, click Run as administrator, type POWERCFG -H
    ON and then press ENTER.

    adeniji_olufemi, Oct 25, 2007
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    Guillermo Guest

    I would like to thank you all for your very useful comments.

    However, there is something that users should be aware.

    If you are going to transport your notebook, it should be on HIBERNATE,
    otherwise you risk damaging your system, as the disk drives will be on in
    SLEEP or STANDBY modes.
    Guillermo, Oct 25, 2007
  9. So in summary ... my laptop with a wireless bluetooth mouse should not
    really bother with sleep because the "chatter" mentioned earlier instantly
    wakes it up! It should most of the time (during a working day) be put into
    hibernate which allows a faster resumption of work. I'll post again to let
    you know if the battery lasts a day in this fashion. Then of course I could
    just turn it off.
    Steve Kiddy Newbie, Oct 28, 2007
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    Scott Guest

    My Vista laptop has had sleep/hibernate issues since day one. Highly
    unpredictable sleep/wake patterns often needing a hard reboot to correct.
    The other day, Oct 23, 2007 I downloaded a Vista patch from Microsoft.com
    with a date of Oct 23 ... it is liked a miracle; the machine now enters and
    exits sleep perfectly. Additionally, it remidied the USB connection issues I
    was having.
    Absolutley the most effective patch or fix I have ever seen.
    Scott, Oct 30, 2007
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    Don Guest

    Hi Michael, I haveaquestion for you also maybe you can help just recently my
    pC when it goes into sleep mode or hibernates it can't be turn back on at
    all. I have a cordless mouse and keyboard but I have to hold the off buttton
    in until it shuts down sometimes two or three times before I can get it back
    up running have you every heard of this? Also what use to be a fast start up
    when I first bought the PC now takes 4 to 5 minutes before I see a screen.
    Any input.
    Don, Oct 31, 2007
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    George M Guest

    do not get rid of them
    George M, Oct 31, 2007
  13. I suppose one question is does the machine actually manage to get to sleep
    or is it stuck trying to get there. (If it hasn't finished going to sleep it
    cannot wake up.)

    If this is a Desktop machine the 'power' light on the front somewhere
    usually begins to blink when the machine is in sleep mode.
    All the desktop machines that I see do this, I do NOT know that ALL of them
    do so.

    Michael Walraven, Oct 31, 2007
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    Lonnie Guest

    Hibernate busted? On a Dell Vista XPS1710 which seems to otherwise be fine,
    hibernate fails to hibernate (Shutdown -h reports a corrupt registry
    configuration and exit code 1009.) Hibernate WAS working, powercfg /h on
    seems to make no difference, RegistryMechanic finds nothing wrong with the
    registries, procmon.exe gives no clue as to what shutdown.exe didn't like.

    The system begins to shutdown but then pops back to the Locked user login

    Anyone know how to repair this--without doing a full restore on the registry
    since it seems otherwise ok.
    Lonnie, Nov 3, 2007
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    Helen S Guest

    Hi Don, You're not the only one with this problem as I have exactly the same
    situation where I have to hold down the button on the tower for quite some
    time to try to get it to switch off as shaking the mouse or using the
    keyboard won't bring it out of hibernation. I am tearing my hair out as I
    can have just switched the machine on and logged in then stepped away from my
    desk for 10 mins and then when I come back I can't get it to wake up. If
    anyone can help please let me know.
    Helen S, Nov 4, 2007
  16. If your machine is in hibernation then almost all power is off, nothing your
    do with a keyboard or mouse that is turned off is going to do anything. On a
    tower only pressing the power button to turn the power back on will have any

    If you have actually entered hibernation, then the power light on your tower
    will be OFF, if it is in sleep then the light will be blinking. It sounds to
    me like that your machine is not entering hibernation, not that it will not
    come out of hibernation.

    Vista home premium, Dell XPS410 tower
    Michael Walraven, Nov 4, 2007
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    Helen S Guest

    Thanks Michael. The tower light is staying on permanently (not flashing) and
    moving the mouse is not doing anything. I only have the screen saver set to a
    specific time. The power save is set to none. Any ideas on how to get it to
    go to sleep properly rather than this non functioning mode?
    Cheers, Helen
    Helen S, Nov 4, 2007
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    Lonnie Guest

    Found a fix:

    The Dell has a Recovery Partition on which is an install of Vista for
    repairing. There, the Repair System Startup found something wrong, made a
    quick tweak, and Sleep/Hibernate is now restored. No other apparent change to
    the system was made. What was changed is unknown--there's no log. But,
    regardless, the problem is gone.
    Lonnie, Nov 4, 2007
  19. Helen,

    You might try manualy going to sleep mode and see if there are any

    start orb
    hover over the 'power button' (circle with break and line at top)
    it should say it is going to put into a low power state.

    click on it. If everything goes well most of the computer will turn off,
    keyboard will stay active, mouse will stay active, power light on tower will

    If not hopefully some error will be on the screen (some program cannot
    shutdown etc).

    Michael Walraven, Nov 4, 2007
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    Helen S Guest

    Thanks for that. Was able to put it to sleep manually with no problems. I
    will just have to try to remember to do this instead of waiting for the
    screensaver to kick in.
    If you hear of any solutions to the automatic sleep option please can you
    let me know.
    Thanks for your help on this.
    Regards, Helen
    Helen S, Nov 4, 2007
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