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Windows 7: Hibernation stopped working after prog install & PC freeze

28 Mar 2012   #1
rjay

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Hibernation stopped working after prog install & PC freeze

After working flawlessly for a couple of years my hibernation now doesn't work: when I choose it, the screen goes blank and there is some hard drive activity but then it stops and just returns me to the screen I was on. Sleep still works perfectly.

Two things happened before this: I installed a backup program called ShadowProtect (since uninstalled) and I had a couple of PC freezes due to a bad piece of software, which meant I had to a hard reboot.

I ran Chkdsk at bootup to make sure the drive was all OK, which it was. I've also disabled and then re-enabled hibernation. I've looked at Event Viewer but I can't find any actual errors, and am not familiar with the program.

Where do I go from here ?


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28 Mar 2012   #2
quickdraw2011

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Did you try system restore?
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28 Mar 2012   #3
rjay

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

If System Restore was on, I would have tried it

Incidentally, I am all upto date with Win7 patches & updates too.
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28 Mar 2012   #4
quickdraw2011

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Try a Repair Install.

Repair Install
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28 Mar 2012   #5
rjay

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

If I run powercfg after a failed hibernate attempt this is all I see:

C:\powercfg -lastwake
Wake History Count - 0
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28 Mar 2012   #6
rjay

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by quickdraw2011 View Post
Try a Repair Install.

Repair Install
I'd like to explore other options before doing that ...
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28 Mar 2012   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I'd try the repair install as recommended by quickdraw2011.

Some other things you can try:
  • Make sure you do not have an un-saved theme.
  • run "powercfg -energy" CMD and analyze the report.
  • Make sure something in BIOS did not change preventing Hibernate.
  • Re-install drivers, especially the video driver.

If you don't have backup images consider using those going forward.
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28 Mar 2012   #8
ReviverSoft

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64
 
 

After you've done the Repair Install, please remember to turn on System Restore. Helps in such cases.
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