Can't Get XP Pro to hibernate


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Rich

I have read everything I can find on this subject, and it seems like
it sould be simple to get hibernate mode on my desktop machine to
work.

However, I have tried all the setting (I think) and it just doesn't
work.

I have a keyboard with a power button and a sleep button. The power
button works fine, but the sleep button appears to shutdown the
system, but nothing will bring it back.

I have tried enabling hibernate mode in the Power Options of the
Control Panel and when I click Start, Shutdown, hold Shift and click
Hibernate, the monitor goes black and the HD has some brief activity.

However, nothing I have tried will bring the system back.

I am running a MSI MB with XP Pro SP2.

Any advice? Maybe I need to give more info?

TIA, Rich
 
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SeaWolf

Rich said:
I have read everything I can find on this subject, and it seems like
it sould be simple to get hibernate mode on my desktop machine to
work.

However, I have tried all the setting (I think) and it just doesn't
work.

I have a keyboard with a power button and a sleep button. The power
button works fine, but the sleep button appears to shutdown the
system, but nothing will bring it back.

I have tried enabling hibernate mode in the Power Options of the
Control Panel and when I click Start, Shutdown, hold Shift and click
Hibernate, the monitor goes black and the HD has some brief activity.

However, nothing I have tried will bring the system back.

I am running a MSI MB with XP Pro SP2.

Any advice? Maybe I need to give more info?

TIA, Rich

We have discovered that the problem with hibernate may have more to do with
the Vid card then with WinXp. We have been experimenting with a number of
different Vid boards and what we've found is that when you set up your vid
board the settings are held in Ram on the board. When you hibernate the
computer remembers where you were then shuts off. These Vid boads do not
have NVR so when the machine shuts down the Vid board forgets its settings.
The people who built some of these boards didn't look at the fact that
people like to hibernate their machines. Not only that NVR memory is not
cheep. So they use memory that when the power goes away so does the memory.
Your computer comes out of hibernate with the same vid settings but the Vid
board is now somewhere else! The result is "CRASH"

You will find that if you load up a very generic driver hibernate will
indeed work. You can't do anything fancy but it will work. Its kind of like
when you load up your machine in safe mode. Everything is running on generic
drivers that don't do much. Use that driver with your vid board then
hibernate and you will find that you can unhibernate too. Most of the time
anyways this works!

GIve it a shot and see what happens!
 

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