Hibernate Disappeared, PLZ help.


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Guest

hibernation requires a certain amount of disk space to function.

If you look at your root directory you should see to very large files:
1-pagefile and 2nd-hibernation. Go ahead and delete that hibernation
file-hibersys or something with this name.

Secondly, try manually adjusting your virtual memory. Eventhough it may be
set to automatic, you can also manually set it to a suggested size of min=2
and max=750.

then reboot back to normal mode and see if hibernation is an option made
available for you in your power settings control panel.

Since it is unclear if you fn key functions, you can also access hibernation
when you use the shut down window via your start button. if you get a
standby button, simply press and hold the shift key to get the hibernation
button and click on it....

Just some fyi, it has been my experience that after several hibernations, my
page file increases to a very large size. So when I occassionally turn off
the system instead of hibernating, I seem to be able to alleviate my laptops
burden and speed.... I don't use the tweak to clear page file since I don't
like wasting time shutting down.....
 
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Isaac Gutman M.D.

Hi all,
It is the 2nd time I am asking this question:

How do I turn on the hibernate feature. It is not possible via the Task
Manager - hibernate is 'erased' there and when I go to 'Power Options' in
the 'Control Panel' and
use the 'hibernate' tab in order to 'enable hibernate' it gives me this
message:

"The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another
process"
I did try all the following instructions - and nothing worked.



1. To get your machine to hibernate, try this:
Go to 'Start' > Control panel > power options > tab 'hibernate'>ok: then
go back to the advaanced tab and use the down arrows to select 'when I close
the lid, standby', when I press the power button, ask me…' and 'when I
press the sleep button, hibernate'. Then press apply and ok, and close
everything. After that, try the combination of Fn+F4 , By JOHN

2. My Win xp pro hibernates by using the Fn+f12 key, By JOHN

3. Okay. Start > Run type in cmd and click OK. In the DOS Box, type in sfc
/scannow and hit Enter. Insert the Windows XP CD in your CD drive.

This action will scan all your Windows operating files and make sure
that nothing has changed them. If they were changed, the process replaces
the file changed with the original file. When done, reboot.
Check your Ability to go into Hiberation. By creator
Guys, I NEED YOUR HELP
TIA, Isaac
 
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Isaac Gutman M.D.

databaseben,
Tried all this, to no avail !!!
The hibernate option is greyed out everywhere.
I do not have 'hiberfil.sys' or I don't know where to find it.
My fn key functions OK,
and I still don't have the 'hibernate feature.
Now what.
TIA, Isaac
 
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Guest

that file is c:\hiberfile.sys and since it's a system file it will be
hidden. So if you have one or had one it would appear if you select the
folder options to show hidden and system files.

Have you ever had a functional hibernation pwer scheme on the machine your
are referring to?

What are your virtual memory page file sizes?

What is the current power scheme selected on your machine?

Have you installed any adobe software since your last favorable experience
with hibernating your machine?


~~~~~~~~~~~
"To be a 0 or is it to be the 1 ?
That is the data".......W.Gatespeare
 
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Isaac Gutman M.D.

databaseben,
1. Have you ever had a functional hibernation pwer scheme on the machine
your
are referring to? - Yes, however I formatted the HD and reinstalled XP2 -
and ever since no ability to hibernate.

2. What are your virtual memory page file sizes? - 1547

3. What is the current power scheme selected on your machine?
Laptop/portable

4. Have you installed any adobe software since your last favorable
experience
with hibernating your machine? - No.
Now what ? Whatever I do - it won't let me go to hibernate (this option is
always greyed out).
Thanx, Isaac
 
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Guest

Hibernation is tricky. I had a similar problem a couple of years ago - don't
remember what all i had to do to get it back. However, I would have taken
certain steps like these:

a) change your pagefile to a "manual" size of 2 min and 750 max.....
-(ensure that it is on the c drive and ensure there are no other partitions
that have allocated space to additional pagefiles. If so, the select no
paging for them.)

b) delete the c:\hiberfile.sys, if you have one...

c) Start > run > cleanmgr
- (for the c drive, you need at least 500 megs of free space. Do you have
this much?)

d) Any particular reason as to why you reformatted the harddrive?

e) Is the harddrive a Fat, Fat32 or NTFS?

f) Eventhough you mentioned some options were greyed out, please check and
indicate if :
1) In your power control panel, do you have a tab "Hibernation"?
2) In your powerscheme tab, do you have drop down boxes for "hibernation
times"?


g) Now power down. Then power up and check if hibernating is avail.

h) In your power scheme, see if changing it from laptop/portable to say max
battery might whitened those greyed out options....

i) another expert provided a workaround for an operation hibernation. But
maybe it could help engage yours. Make a shortcut on your desktop and
copy/paste the following then click to see if it works....

%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState
 
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Isaac Gutman M.D.

databaseben,

However, I would have taken certain steps like these:


a) change your pagefile to a "manual" size of 2 min and 750 max.....
-(ensure that it is on the c drive and ensure there are no other partitions
that have allocated space to additional pagefiles. If so, the select no
paging for them.). -- DONE

b) delete the c:\hiberfile.sys, if you have one... -- I don't have one…..

c) Start > run > cleanmgr
- (for the c drive, you need at least 500 megs of free space. Do you have
this much?) -- I have 40g free…

d) Any particular reason as to why you reformatted the harddrive? -- Comp'
crashed after installing Spy Doctor.

e) Is the harddrive a Fat, Fat32 or NTFS? -- NTFS.

f) Eventhough you mentioned some options were greyed out, please check and
indicate if :
1) In your power control panel, do you have a tab "Hibernation"? YES.
2) In your powerscheme tab, do you have drop down boxes for "hibernation
times"? NO.


g) Now power down. Then power up and check if hibernating is avail. – No.

h) In your power scheme, see if changing it from laptop/portable to say max
battery might whitened those greyed out options.... – No.

i) another expert provided a workaround for an operation hibernation. But
maybe it could help engage yours. Make a shortcut on your desktop and
copy/paste the following then click to see if it works....

%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState. -- It puts me
in 'Standby…'

lets see what happens. Ultimately, repairing windows with your windows
setup cd, may also correct the problem. But try the above and check
back...I may just have to do that if you won't help…

and I do thank you so much for your help !!

Isaac
 
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Guest

ok, then go ahead and open notepad and create a blank/empty file and save as

c:\hiberfil.sys

there should be no error msgs, since this file does not exist.

then reboot and see if the hibernating options are avail to you. If not,
then go ahead and do a "repair" windows. Since you made the above file,
windows will see it and fix the power scheme. Repairing windows will only
affect the system files and nothing else.

Boot up from your windows setup cd, select new install, then select repair
the found installation.......
 
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i should mention that it is hoped that this works. I didn't mean to sound
like it would fix the problem. ...
 

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