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Hibernation with XP,settings lost


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#1 kg198

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:22 PM

Hello,

I have an Acer laptop 5003wlmi with XP.

When I come out of hibernation, the system settings are lost:
1- my screen reverts to its dimmest level and
2- the wifi is turned off
I have to manually fix both of these. Possibly a virus?

This just started happening last month. Hibernation worked flawlessly in the past years up until today.

**I just noticed this- when I hibernate then unplug my laptop and later plug it back in, the system settings are lost.
When I hibernate and leave the laptop PLUGGED IN, the system settings (wifi and screen dim level)
are in fact retained when i power up.

Last point, the laptop battery is dead/maybe 5 years old. But shouldn't the
hibernation settings be saved to the hard disk?

Please let me know what you think. Thank you!!!

Edited by boopme, 26 October 2012 - 09:13 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:38 AM

Seems to me that hibernation problems may be linked to video driver problems...I'd uninstall the current video drivers and then reinstall same.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:01 PM

What about the wifi being turned off? A video driver here will resolve the issue? Thank you.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:55 PM

After hibernating the laptop screen dims totally and the wifi turns off (where both setting were fine before
hibernating)

Suggestions to save hibernation settings in XP? Thank you.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:40 PM

I think we should get a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:11 AM

When i hibernate and unplug my laptop (and remember my battery is dead after 5 years)
I have these hibernation settings lost: wifi turned off and screen dims very dark

When i hibernate and leave my laptop PLUGGED IN, then the hibernation settings are
OK, wifi remains on and screen is bright as prior to hibernating.

The prior person here suggested it is NOT a virus...

I can run dds and gmer if you feel it is a virus. Thank you

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:12 PM

Agreed I am moving this back to Xp.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:16 AM

You must set your power options when plugged in as settings when in battery have different settings. These also includes on the Advanced settings of your power options. Posted Image

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:08 PM

Thank you for your reply. But i can't find the exact Advanced Setting you pasted here.

How can i paste screen prints (like you did) to show your my Power Options Properties
I have these 5 tabs under Power Options (for XP):
Power Schemes
Alarms
Power Meter
Advanced
Hibernate

I don't have (or see) under Advanced a Power Saving Mode, On Battery or Plugged In like the screen print
you pasted. Thank you

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:11 AM

I think this settings are only present on OEM laptops that start from Vista and above version. Did not notice this on XP. What is on the advanced tab? Do you see any dim adjustment settings when plugged in and on battery?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:38 PM

No, i dn see any dim adjustment settings on the Power Options tabs. Plus I dn see anything that would keep the wifi On after hibernating.
Up until a few weeks ago both of these (dim and wifi) were fine when i came out of hibernation.

After checking a little, under System Properties, Device Manager, I do see a menu of items that can be expanded with "+" buttons, such as "Batteries", "Microsoft A/C adapter", "Power State Mappings", "Computer", "Network Adapters", etc. But i'm not sure how to proceed.

Under Power State Mappings/ Details tab, I see:
S0-> D0
S1->Unspecified
S2->Unspecified
S3->D3
S4->D3
S5->D3

Any thoughts? Thank you very much...

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:02 PM

Any thoughts?

Only the one that I use -
Under Power Options > Hibernate > I have unticked that option so it will not exist
When I finish doing work, the computer is set to stay on for 1 hour without screen saver etc, then I just save or close all work and hit the Off button .............

But I do know that option will not suit everybody ......... just me -

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:35 PM

Actually, I like hibernating... but want to get back to saving my dim level and wifi connection. I'm sure there's a trick to getting the hibernating function to work as it did on my XP laptop for years.

Any XP "hibernation" guru out there pls help... :)

Thank you.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:39 AM

If I have to make a choice between sleep or hibernation mode, I would choose the former. Maybe because sleep mode is more reliable basing on experience. I think you cannot use this hibernate on laptops because to enter hibernate requires a critical level on battery. Since you don't have a battery plugged in anymore, then you would miss that function from now on.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:45 AM

According to Microsoft, when you hibernate, XP saves a file, your system settings (like dim level and WIFI)to the hard disk so that when you power back up your laptop returns to it's prior state. I've hibernated with no problems for years.

Somehow that hibernation file is not being saved now. But it has always worked up until a few weeks ago. How should i correct this? Any thoughts... If a file is supposed to be saved to HD then the dead battery level should not be an issue.

Thank you!




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