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Windows 7: my laptop will no longer hibernate

16 Sep 2013   #11
gregrocker

 

Yes, this is why we provide illustrated tutorials in the Blue links.

Reboot and tap F8 key to boot into Safe Mode. There you will also see Repair My Computer for the Recovery Options.

If you click on the System Recovery Options link you see that it can also be run from the booted Win7 installer DVD or flash stick


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16 Sep 2013   #12
rap7777

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks, Greg. I will follow these instructions exactly as soon as I get home this evening and will report back afterwards.
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16 Sep 2013   #13
rap7777

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Okay. Rebooted and used F8 to get into safe mode as directed by the tutorial using msconfig. Set to safe mode per directions, restarted, system came up in minimal safe mode. Went to msconfig again and followed directions then restarted and system came up in regular mode. Then followed the System Recovery Option instructions and got to system restore. Chose the appropriate recovery point. Restore initialized then went to "Restoring files..." It's been doing this for 30 minutes. Seems like a long time. Hard drive light is on solid, not blinking.
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16 Sep 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

If it stalls much longer, try running it from booted installer (provided in Clean Reinstall tutorial in signature pic below) or System Repair Disk.

If this fails why don't you let us help you get as perfect Clean Reinstall for your HP which has the worst load of bloatware and duplicate utilties in the industry? Have you looked over Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 yet? You'll be amazed experiencing native Win7 performance for the first time.
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17 Sep 2013   #15
rap7777

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I gave up on the restore ever moving forward and rebooted the machine, Greg. Got the message that the system had not been restored to an earlier point as I expected would be the case.

I have printed out the tutorial for Clean Reinstall Factory OEM Windows and will try that next. In the section titled "Special notes for HP owners:" it states: On newer models HP Recovery may offer a Minimized OS Recovery option when booting from F11, which retains only the OS, Recovery Manager, HP Support Asst, and HP Wireless LAN. This is as close to a clean reinstall as you can get without doing one yourself. Would my model be new enough to include this feature? As inept as I am at this it would seem something that would be pretty much automatic would be better for me to attempt. I am also printing out the Repair CD - System Repair Disk tutorial and will burn that CD so I have it on hand in case the Clean Reinstall Factory OEM Windows doesn't do the trick.

HP PCs have the worst load of Bloatware in the industry? Sounds like any Verizon phone!

I am confused about the Clean Reinstall Factory OEM Windows 7, though. In your post you said:

If it stalls much longer, try running it from booted installer (provided in Clean Reinstall tutorial in signature pic below) or System Repair Disk.

If this fails why don't you let us help you get as perfect Clean Reinstall for your HP which has the worst load of bloatware and duplicate utilities in the industry? Have you looked over Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 yet? You'll be amazed experiencing native Win7 performance for the first time.

Is the Clean Reinstall tutorial mentioned in the first sentence different from the one in the second paragraph? Maybe I don't understand what "try running it (what is "it?" The restore point?) from the booted installer (provided in Clean Reinstall tutorial in sig pic below). I definitely want to get the experience of experiencing native Win7.

Thanks again for your help, Greg. It is greatly appreciated.
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17 Sep 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

I was giving you another method to run System Restore if you wanted to continue trying to repair your current install, that's all.

You don't need to make the Repair CD if you make the Win7 installation DVD from Step 1 of Clean Reinstall tutorial, as it includes the Repair console on second screen after booting it.

You can try running minimized HP Recovery first, after backing up your files.
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