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Windows 7: Startup instead of Resume

31 May 2011   #1
Microsoft MVP

Startup instead of Resume

HP dv5-1235dx Entertainment notebook

Appears to hibernate correctly at timeout and when choosing Hibernate from shutdown menu.

At startup instead it requires "Start Windows Normally" from abnormal shutdown screen, then Starts up instead of Resuming Windows.

All Power settings are correct. Tried both Hybrid Sleep and not. Reimaged and it Resumed correctly for awhile but now is failing again.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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31 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

Greg, seems strange me giving you suggestions but have you tried a cmd prompt powercfg -h on . It's kind of a shot in the dark , but may help.

EDIT: also go into bios and set s1 or s3 whichever option is highest.
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31 May 2011   #3

Windows 8 Core X64

Greg, any info in Event Viewer from the hibernate?
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31 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


After trying everything else I ran Startup Repair to see if there might be some boot sector corruption, and sure enough there was a hidden Vista partition WinRE wanted to add to Dual Boot. Once it was added Win7 resumed correctly even after I hid it again using EasyBCD.

I'd therefore classify the prob as boot sector corruption, a known cause of hibernate issues in a Dual Boot.

Owner has a bunch of files on Vista so I need to leave it in reach for now.

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