|20 Sep 2012||#1|
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Laptop won't hibernate despite showing in start menu, help please
When I try to hibernate, the screen goes black, then immediately comes back to the log on screen; this is regardless of whether I go into hibernate via the start button, pushing the power button, or closing the lid. I have each of those methods set to hibernate.
I actually cloned my original HDD to an SSD; the original HDD was about 10GB larger than the SSD, but nowhere full. I was not experiencing any issues with the HDD. After the clone, I am not having any functionality issues besides the inability to go into hibernate mode.
What I've tried so far includes:
The rationale for using hibernate and why this is a big deal to me is as follows. Booting take time compared to dehibernating, which is instant. Also, more importantly, I usually have at least 8 instances of word/excel/email client/PDFs/web browser open as I work on a project. I often need to power down the laptop and then continue where I left off and reopening all of those items is quite annoying. Using hibernate, I do not have to close the various documents/programs to power down. This increases my efficiency enormously. Also please note that sleeping still consumes battery power where hibernating does not consume any battery power.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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|20 Sep 2012||#2|
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I also rely on the modern Hibernate function which normally works well. If it doesn't then the first suspect is the Display adapter. Run Windows Updates to see if there are newer under optional - install all Important and Optional as well and keep it set to Automatic Install.
If not import the latest display driver from the PC or Device's Support Downloads webpage. If latest, try the previous one. They are saved in Device manager>Driver>update>Browse>Let me Pick.
If this fails, look in Device Manager to make sure your Network adapter Power Options allow it to suspend for sleep. These Power Options may also be available on other drivers' tabs.
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