Hibernate problem


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franktee

Hi All
Have lost hibernate button in start/turn off computer.
There are now three buttons.
There were previously four.
Hibernate, standby, turnoff, restart.
The standby button no longer turns to hibernate when I hit the shift key.
Also, when in control panel/power options, when I click hibernate and
checkmark the box to enable hibernation the computer tells me "The process
cannot access the file because it is being used by another process".
Have installed the hibernate hotfix from Microsoft, but no luck.
This happened after a clean install otherwise successful.
Appreciate any helpful response.
Thanks in advance.
franktee
I don't know what other info. is required here.
OS winxp pro SP3 IE7 free space 56GB
 
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db ´¯`·.. >

you can try a couple
of things:

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first, click on start>run>
cmd

then at the disk prompt
you can run the command:

powercfg /?

you will find that with the
command above, you will
have the option to turn on
hibernation, that is if it
is disabled.

just recalling from memory,
I think the command may
go like powercfg -h on

but you can double check
against your read out in
the cmd window.
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another thing to look
into is if there is the
hiberfil.sys file exists
on the disk, like that
pagefile.sys file.

if you have no hiberfil.sys
then you will have to make
one.

let us know what you
discover.

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franktee

Hi db
Thanks for your response.
I tried the first one and it shows hibernate is ON.
With the second one, I searched in "search results" for an hiberfile.sys but
came up a no show.
How would I go about making that file?
 
H

HeyBub

franktee said:
Hi db
Thanks for your response.
I tried the first one and it shows hibernate is ON.
With the second one, I searched in "search results" for an
hiberfile.sys but came up a no show.
How would I go about making that file?

You don't. The hibernate function creates the file when it runs.
 
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db ´¯`·.. >

you can can create the
file via a couple of methods.

first open notepad and
save a blank text file to
the root directory, i.e. c
drive.

you can call it something
like hiberfil.txt

then close notepad and
utilizing the explorer, rename
that text file by backing
out the txt and replacing
it with sys.

then reboot.

the other method is similar
by simply making a copy of
the pagefile.sys and then
renaming that copy to
hiberfil.sys.

remember that there is
only one "e" in hiberfil.sys
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- Systems Analyst
- Database Developer
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- Veteran of the Armed Forces

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