Thinkpad T61 can no longer hibernate


J

Jordan

This notebook has always been able to hibernate and sleep, but for some
reason I can no longer do either. When I go to the Power Options the Enable
Hibernation box is missing, but it still appears as a choice in "When I shut
my lid".

I figured that maybe the Lenovo Thinkpad Power Management program might have
gotten messed up so I reinstalled that and even in its advanced options the
"Enable Hibernation" check box will deselect right after I apply the
settings.

I have gone to the command prompt and ran "powercfg /a" and got the
following. Notice that it says these are NOT available:

The following sleep states are not available on this system
Standby (S1)
Standby (S2)
Standby (S3)
Hibernate
 
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B

Bob I

Just a thought, but do you have a hiberfil.sys file in the root of "C"?
(It will be a hidden system file so you will have needed to set "Tools,
Folder Options, View) If no file, do you have enough drive space to
create one, as it writes the entire contents of RAM to the file.
 
J

Jordan

Yes,

The file is there and it is two gigs like my memory. I have gigs of space
left as well. The funny thing is I was able to do this fine but just a
couple of days ago I notice that closing my lid no longer sent the notebook
into hibernate mode.

The only thing I have added is a USB Microsoft Digital Media 1.0 keyboard to
use instead of the one on the notebook. But I seem to recall still being
able to hibernate, but maybe I just had not noticed. Removing the keyboard
did not help anyway.
 
B

Bob I

Is it used in a docking station? Did the Lenovo power management
software get replaced or updated perhaps? You might check the Lenovo
site forum as I see several references to that when I google the issue.
 
J

Jordan

Nope, No docking station. As far a the Lenovo software, I installed the
latest and it was no help. Same as before.
 
B

Bob I

Best guess here?
The computer occasionally does not hibernate and you receive an
"Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API" error message
in Windows XP with Service Pack 2, in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005,
or in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909095
 
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J

Jordan

Thanks, but I saw that and that did not help either.

Do you have any idea what "powercfg /a" is getting its results from?
Registry or some piece of hardware? I might have either some corrupt driver
or bad registry key or something.
 
B

Bob I

Just a guess, but I suspect from the registry info in the power options
keys created during the operating system installation and hardware
setup. Is the issue that it "doesn't hibernate" or that you can't "set
it to hibernate"? For the later, see this article. If it gets to that
point Method 3 might not be available depending on what you have for a
XP CD.

Power scheme options are unavailable on a Windows XP-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913622/en-us
 
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J

Jordan

I have not tried the in place upgrade yet, but I did find a new nugget that
is really throwing me now. I notice that the Hibernate and Stand By options
were available at the logon screen, but once I logged on with any of the
accounts the options are no longer available. Even if I login and logout
the options disappear. They only appear on a fresh restart and when it is
there hibernate and sleep work fine.

Thinking it might be something that fires up when I logon like the video
driver utility program or my AV protection I ran MSCONFIG and disabled all
startup programs and the Service options. That did not work.

So it appears that it has something to do with someone logging on.
 

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