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Windows 7: PC doesn't hibernate; locks instead

2 Weeks Ago   #11

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommyhstang View Post
I had the same problem too. And I found the solution to my case. It was due to I use multi-boot and during the process setting up the multi-boot the active partition was changed.

I use the DISKPART command in Win7 to change the active patition back to the Win7 boot loader partition. The commands are:

1. Run Cmd
2. Diskpart
3. select disk 0
4. list partition (here you will see a small partition which is the boot loader, in my case it is partition 1)
5. select partition 1
6. active
7. exit

That's it. Then I can do hibernate and funny enough my multi-boot is still working, even the active partition is the Windows 7 partition.

Hope this helps someone.
I did this on my laptop as I read it worked for others and now I cannot get my laptop to boot anymore.

After I shut down I got the following on screen on my next attempt to boot up:

"Loading DRMX V8.00...

DRMK Version 8.00 Build 37 - Jul 28, 2008
DRMK Kernel Build 15 - Aug 8, 2008
Copyright (c) 2006-2008 Dell Inc. All Rights Reserved


Am I screwed? How can I boot my computer back up normally again? Did I lose my C: drive data?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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2 Weeks Ago   #12

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi RC,
have a look at this Dell thread, should help.
Loading DRMK Version 8.00 error - Microsoft OS Forum - Software & Operating Systems - Dell Community
(note didn't read it but it more than likely has something to do with the fact its Vista related, did you upgrade?)

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2 Weeks Ago   #13

Windows 7

Thanks for the reply.

Found out today that the "fix" from this thread earlier "torched" my partition and the computer can no longer boot. I did not lose my data but I now need to save it all and do a fresh install of windows.
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