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Windows 7: Hibernation broken

05 Aug 2010   #11
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I do remember coming across a thread on the MS site where other people were having problems and they told them they would have to rebuild the hiberfil.sys. Unfortunately I don't have the link.

Have you tried this yet?

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How to Turn On and Enable Hibernate in Windows 7
  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt with administrator rights by typing Cmd in Start Search, and then hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter keyboard shortcut.
Or, select Run as Administrator from the Cmd in search resultsType the following command, and hit Enter:

2.
powercfg /hibernate on



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05 Aug 2010   #12
luckycharms

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

yep, thanks for the thought, but yeah, i've turned hibernation on and off a number of times now. That kills and recreates the hiberfil.sys.
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05 Aug 2010   #13
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I found this little tidbit -

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If you have problem of Win 7 not staying in sleep mode, check power settings of your network card. Go to Device Manager, Network Adapters, Properties of your card and than Power Management. Uncheck "Allow this device to wake the computer".
I'd suggest snooping around the MS site & see if you can find anything about rebuilding the hiberfil.sys. Logically, it would seem though that something is running actively in the background that immediately wakes the system. Try checking the task manager or get Process Explorer to see if/what might be doing that.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...s/default.aspx
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05 Aug 2010   #14
luckycharms

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

thanks for your continued help, borg. Yeah, i've made sure all the Wake Computer buttons are unchecked, and i've disabled wake on lan in the bios and all that. alas.

i'll check in process explorer, though having the problem in clean boot mode would seem to me to indicate that something's probably going on in windows itself - perhaps a corrupted file somewhere or something like that. Not sure. Still, yeah, i'll look around. Please do let me know if you come across anything else!
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06 Aug 2010   #15
luckycharms

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

JOY TO THE WORLD! I ran some random stuff I found about a similar problem in Vista, and, BANG! It works. Holy crap.

See Hibernation fails after installation of SP 1 for the full ref, but in a nutshell:

First I ran disk partition to assign a drive letter to win 7's hidden partition, then I ran the following (thanks to darrell gorter):
1. Run CMD.EXE as administrator
2. Run the following command: bcdedit -enum all
Look for "Resume from Hibernate" in the output from the command above(example below):
Resume from Hibernate
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identifier {3d8d3081-33ac-11dc-9a41-806e6f6e6963}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description Windows Vista (TM) Enterprise (recovered)
inherit {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
pae Yes
debugoptionenabled No
3. Once you have found it, copy the value for identifier (in this example - {3d8d3081-33ac-11dc-9a41-806e6f6e6963})
4. Run the following command: bcdedit /deletevalue {3d8d3081-33ac-11dc-9a41-806e6f6e6963} inherit
5. Test hibernation

I have NO IDEA what BCD stores are. I can't believe this worked.
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06 Aug 2010   #16
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

kewl deal....glad you found it.

Usually if something works on Vista, it'll work on Win 7.

I'll hang on to what you found for future reference

Kinda funny because you had the opposite problem most people were having - dubbed "The Black Screen Of Death", the sys would go into hibernation and refuse to wake up for anything. They have a fix for it now.

Glad you got it fixed man!

Found this for you

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Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store contains boot entries for a computer running Microsoft Windows. When a computer is started, the boot manager reads the boot entries from the BCD store, and so they become available to the loader and display a boot menu to the user. BCD has now replaced the traditional Boot.ini text file in BIOS-based systems, as storing boot parameters in a text file was considered too vulnerable to malicious attacks to justify its use. The BCDEdit tool can be used to manage BCD stores at the command line.
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06 Aug 2010   #17
luckycharms

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Aargh! Wait!

Turns out the BCDedit stuff *wasn't* the fix! The fix is assigning a drive letter to my hidden partition! This ties in with some other problems I've been having, I think: my machine is having trouble assigning drive letters to some USB devices (https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tml#post878813), and when I hit F8 on startup, I don't get the safe boot menu (i just get a key stuck error).

So: any ideas now? Seems like windows is having trouble accessing certain volumes, or something like that? argh!

looks like others have had the same problem, without resolution: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...e-0b90f9880ee0
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06 Aug 2010   #18
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Sorry to hear that. I think at this point you might want to go to MS and open up a case on their trouble shooting site.

I've done some checking and haven't found anything aside from the one article I can't seem to find again that suggests rebuilding the hibernation file.

I'll keep my eyes open for you though
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06 Aug 2010   #19
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Not quite sure what that would be, although you could use powercfg -energy to get a readout of any errors, or go even further and use xperf to troubleshoot it.
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06 Aug 2010   #20
luckycharms

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

@borg: thanks. what is the ms troubleshooting site? are you referring to that technet site?
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