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Windows 7: Problem with Hibernate/Sleep function, Windows 7

30 May 2011   #1

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Problem with Hibernate/Sleep function, Windows 7


Please can someone help me with the Hibernate function in Windows 7.

Many months ago I spent countless hours trying to troubleshoot the Hibernate/Sleep function on Windows 7 and eventually gave up. I subsequently had to reinstall Windows 7 on a reformatted drive and to my amazement from that day on the Hibernate function has worked

It has continued without major problems until 48 hours ago. Because of the past problems, I have routinely made manual restore points at regular intervals and whenever the Hibernate mode faltered I have been able to wind back to a working state.

One thing which has regularly messed with the Hibernate function has been a program called LP Recorder, for recording vinyl LPs. Having some LPs to record on Saturday evening I created a Restore Point prior to starting. Yesterday, after all the LPs were transferred to CD, I restored to Saturday's Restore Point but this time I have not restored the Hibernate function. Worse still is the fact that all my previous Restore Points have vanished without a trace.

Since I worked on the LPs, I have not made any other changes to the system I am running, no programs have been installed or removed, in fact I have really not done a lot on the computer.

Can someone please suggest a possible solution, or explain the apparent connection between a program that records on the Line In jack and the Hibernate function? In my own mind I am totally convinced there is a connection, the problems that have occurred have almost always followed the use of such a program, but I do not have the knowledge to understand how this can be!

Thanks for any suggestions,

best wishes,


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30 May 2011   #2

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

hi there

have a read of brinks tutorial this should help >>> How to Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 7 >>> Hibernate - Enable or Disable

How to Add or Remove the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate Commands in Windows 7 >>> >>> Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate Commands - Add or Remove
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30 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Hibernate is a pain full advice is to disable it now and forever amen
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30 May 2011   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

System Restore

As far as restore points make sure you check mark "Show other restore points". If you already did this disregard.
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30 May 2011   #5

windows 7

Hi and thanks for the replies.

Brianzion - Thanks for the links, I will go and read up but must admit that, when I was unsuccessful in getting it to work previously, I got very confused after reading all the tutorials around.

Simmo - I guess I have to agree! I gave up previously and it is only because this function has worked since I reinstalled Win 7 (and as a result I have grown accustomed to it working) that I am really keen to restore it now.

Hi Hopalong, yes I did tick "Show other restore points" but they are all missing , but thanks anyway

I will write again if I have any success,

best regards to all,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2011   #6

windows 7
Hibernate function has stopped working - Resolved

Hi and a big thanks to everyone who has responded.

After a tiresome and frustrating weekend, trying all i know and following the advice offered here, i have finally hit upon the solution to my problem.

In my original post, I mentioned the problem arose after I had recorded vinyl albums to CD. I was firmly convinced that the program (LPRecorder) was in some way to blame for the failure of the Hibernate mode.

Well, after running powercfg -energy in cmd.exe, one of the errors listed was:

<HTML><META HTTP-EQUIV="content-type" CONTENT="text/html;charset=utf-8">
<p class=log-entry-header>System Availability Requests:System Required
<p class=log-entry-content>
<p class=log-entry-description>The device or driver has made a request to
prevent the system from automatically entering sleep.</DIV>
<TD><SPAN class=detail-name>Requesting Driver Instance</SPAN></TD>
<TD>HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&amp;VEN_10EC&amp;DEV_0888&amp;SUBSYS_104382FE&amp;REV_1001\4&amp;22ba60&amp;0&am p;0001</TD></TR>
<TD><SPAN class=detail-name>Requesting Driver Device</SPAN></TD>
<TD>High Definition Audio Device</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV>

When I saw High Definition Audio Device I racked my brains to recall exactly what changes I had made there when recording the LPs. Then I remembered that I had ticked a box to allow me to hear the audio from the Line In. I went back to untick that box and rebooted. I then reset the power settings to let the PC sleep and lo and behold it worked again.

I nearly came undone when, to verify that this tick was the offending item, I ticked it again and sure enough Hibernate function failed again. The problem was that after unticking it again, the function did not restore.... However, after a bit of fiddling around and rebooting, it did again and it is now seemingly OK.

I hope this solution is a help to others who come to this post looking for assistance,

Thanks again to all who replied,

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