Hibernation


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Mike Barnes

Windows XP SP3 Desktop
Since time immemorial I have been successfully using Hibernate to save
energy after about 20 mins and to quickly wind up the elastic when I want to
use the machine again.

Suddenly the machine will not hibernate using Power Settings (on the
screensaver page). I have tried reseting it to <none> and applying and after
to a time. Nothing works. I have set the power button to hibernate and this
works. I can hibernate using Shut Down. However if the machine gets woken
up, presumably by an update program, the screen is not subsequently turned
off, it does not go into standby, the hard disc continues running and
certainly no hibernation. All functions are set in Power Settings
 
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db ´¯`·.. >

well, if you can manually
hibernate your machine,
then the feature is not
corrupted.

what is likely occurring
is that your system is
not idling, which will
prevent automatic
hibernation.

find which program is
keeping the cpu busy
and you will find what
is inhibiting hibernation.


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DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
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db ´¯`·.. >

yeah, it sounds good
on paper...: )

unfortunately, I can
only provide you with
some basics.

as a test, perform a
clean boot.

click on start>run>msconfig

then under the start up
tab, disable all of them.

you might want to jot
down which were disabled
for future reference.

next under the services tab,
"hide" all microsoft services
and disabled what remains.

again jot these down.

exit and reboot and monitor
the hibernation feature.

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another program that can
keep you system busy is
a third party screensaver.

for testing, ensure the
screensaver is disabled/off
whether it’s a microsoft one
or a third party.

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also, double check there
are no scheduled tasks,
in the tasks control panel.

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with any luck, the issue
you have will be resolved
by one of the methods above.



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db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
- Systems Analyst
- Database Developer
- Accountancy
- Veteran of the Armed Forces

"share the nirvana" - dbZen

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Mike Barnes said:
Hi db ´¯`·.. ><)))º>` ..
Sounds good. Ideas on how?
 
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Mike Barnes

Hi db ´¯`·.. ><)))º>` .. ."
Success! I think.
I started with Scheduled Tasks and found some third party sofware I had
purchased was there. I disabled it and this morning the machine was sleeping
peacefully.
Thanks.
 
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db ´¯`·.. >

you're welcome!

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db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
- Systems Analyst
- Database Developer
- Accountancy
- Veteran of the Armed Forces

"share the nirvana" - dbZen

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
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