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Windows 7: My laptop won't hibernate

01 Apr 2013   #11
TwinsMaj

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Users should be encouraged to use the modern Sleep to Hibernate features built into Win7, and which are for the first time perfected in an OS. It gives you great convenience to be able to walk away from your work and have it preserved whether you come back in an hour or a week.

Most Sleep and Hibernate problems are with the Display adapter, so try updating it now beginning by running Updates after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3).

If no newer Display driver via Updates still install all Important and Optional Updates as there may be a performance update that affects this. Always keep these fully updated.

Import any newer Display driver from the PC or Device's Support Downloads webpage.

Other steps to troubleshoot Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums which can also affect Hibernate.

In Power Options under Advanced Settings for your Power Plan, set Sleep to 1 minute and Hibernate to 2 minutes to troubleshoot this.

Report back results.
i'll try your recommendations and i'll get back to you. Thanks


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13 Apr 2013   #12
TwinsMaj

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi

i've tried all suggestions, yet my system still refuse to hibernate.
although, when i tried sleep, it worked except that it wakes up
after about 15mins(this is the value i set it to under sleep in
power management) when it tries to enter hibernation mode.

But i discovered something unusual. I decided to close my browsers:
mozilla and chrome. I tried to hibernate my system and guess what?
it hibernated successfully. This is what i've been doing till now. So, the
question is: can a browser affect hibernation???

Now, a new problem ensued. My system will just suddenly hang forever
and will never come out of hanging until i force the system down by holding
the power button down for a few mins. is this as a result of frequent hibernation?
or is this a tradeoff for hibernation?? please help me.

I've attached the report of the SF Diagnostic tool to this post. I hope it'll provide
additional information.

Thanks in advance.


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13 Apr 2013   #13
gregrocker

 

Is this still the factory preinstalled Win7 which is the worst possible install one can have? If so I would use this opportunity to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Otherwise I'd immediately Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

If this doesn't provide the needed relief from the bloatware's inherent corruption of Win7 then work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 . This should turn up needed clues.
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13 Apr 2013   #14
TwinsMaj

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is this still the factory preinstalled Win7 which is the worst possible install one can have? If so I would use this opportunity to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Otherwise I'd immediately Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

If this doesn't provide the needed relief from the bloatware's inherent corruption of Win7 then work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 . This should turn up needed clues.
yes, this is the the factory preinstalled Win7 that came with my system. If i do a clean re-install, will my drivers
still be available, or will i have to download new drivers?
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13 Apr 2013   #15
gregrocker

 

It explains how drivers are handled in Win7 in the tutorial, which will also assure a perfect Win7 install if you stick with the tools and methods given.

Put your wireless driver from the model's Support downloads webpage in the backup so you can get online quickly to run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates after enabling Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware.

Any drivers then missing after all Updates are installed can be found on the same webpage, or ask back here.
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25 Apr 2015   #16
Puneetsin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Hibernate takes back to login screen problem Fixed !

Hi,

I was having this problem too and I have done everything which people said above to update drivers / restore power plans etc. but nothing works.

This is how I fixed it !!!!

Right click on My computer, click on MANAGE.
Now goto "Disk Management", "Right Click" on your current windows installation drive (Generally its C and mark as "MARK PARTITION AS ACTIVE" and you are DONE!

Reboot your machine and check if it works
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25 Apr 2015   #17
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Puneetsin View Post
Hi,

I was having this problem too and I have done everything which people said above to update drivers / restore power plans etc. but nothing works.

This is how I fixed it !!!!

Right click on My computer, click on MANAGE.
Now goto "Disk Management", "Right Click" on your current windows installation drive (Generally its C and mark as "MARK PARTITION AS ACTIVE" and you are DONE!

Reboot your machine and check if it works
If marking C Active worked then it had previously been marked Active and somehow had its Active flag moved.

If one tries to mark C Active when the System has previously been booted only by another partition such as 100mb System Reserved partition, then it will not start.

To move the Active flag to C when it is being booted by another partition you can move Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD or if Win7 is unbootable Mark Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

I know of no reason why this would fix hibernation, but only want those who have a System partition other than C to know that if they move Active flag to C without doing the above first then the OS may not boot.
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25 Apr 2015   #18
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

This last scenario sounds to me like a defective BCD. Maybe the BCD in the system reserve partition went bad, and a repair operation rebuilt it in the C partition. Then somehow it was switched back to the defective BCD.

The BCD matters because hibernation depends on an entry in the BCD that directs Windows to load from the hiberfil.sys file rather than the default startup sequence. If the BCD is corrupted Windows will see that while starting to shut down, and then abort.

The first thing I try with hibernation probs is to turn off hibernation, reboot, then turn it back on and try again. This should delete hiberfil.sys, getting rid of any corruption there. Then there's a chkdsk /r. The next thing I try is a BCD rebuild.

As for the browsers' influence, that baffles me.
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25 Apr 2015   #19
gregrocker

 

Thanks for the important information Paul connecting Startup to Hibernation failure. This must be why moving the bootmgr to C resolved this same problem for the guy just above.

Do you think Startup Repair might catch the issue? I'd never think otherwise to run it for Hibernation failure. It does check over the bcd files. How about SFC? Anything you can suggest for the future short of Rebuilding the BCD, Step 5 in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start?
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25 Apr 2015   #20
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Hi Greg,

Yes, Puneetsin (#16) is the guy I was referring to. The first guy's problem sounds similar, but I don't get how the browsers would affect anything.

I don't think Automatic Repair will hit it, though I certainly could be wrong. I have used auto repair and found it weak regarding the BCD. Then I would manually run bootrec /rebuildBCD and the repair was instant. Evidently the bootrec commands are not included in auto repairs, and I'm not sure why not.
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