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#1 zone22

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 11:36 AM

I'm running XP Professional service 2 with all but this month's updates called installed.
I'm not sure when this problem started. I normally don't use hibernate or sleep mode. I tried it recently and it totally locked up the computer.[ Including mouse pointer] :thumbsup: I have to do a hard boot to restart the computer.

while I've been writing this, a idea came to me. I'll boot the computer in safe mode and try to put it to sleep/hibernate from there. I'll let you know from here, any suggestions are welcome.

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 12:52 PM

There are a few options that you can configure with regard to the Hibernate and Sleep states in the Power Options applet.

| Start >> Control Panel >> Power Options |

You might try playing with some hardware profile settings or creating a new hardware profile to test the functionality of these additional states.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 01:17 PM

Safe mode doesn't load ACPI, so you won't be able to Sleep/Hibernate from there.
You could try exiting everything thats running (both in the system tray and on the desktop), then sleeping/hibernating.
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 06:45 AM

My "cure all" for hibernate/sleep issues is to remove your video drivers and then install the latest version available from the video chipset manufacturer's website (ATI, nVidia, Intel, etc). While not a sure cure, it works most of the time so it's worth a shot.
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 02:13 PM

no go hummm

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 03:52 PM

The next steps (IMO) would be to update your motherboard/chipset drivers, uninstall your video drivers using an uninstall tool, then install a fresh copy of the latest certified version of the display drivers.
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