Windows hibernates as soon as loaded - NOT a laptop


N

Noozer

My wife moved her PC to the other corner of the room. Everything was done
correctly... PC shutdown and PSU turned off before removing cables, etc. Now
the PC is set up in it's new location and when we turn it on Windows will
boot (or recover from Hibernation), show the user login screen and
immediately go back into hibernation.

I'd expect this from a laptop, but not a desktop PC.

There have been no changes to the computer and the only difference between
when it worked and now is that some USB cables may be in different USB
ports.

We've cleared the CMOS settings and verified that they are configured
properly. We've tried disconnecting everything except the power and monitor
and still the machine wants to hibernate right away.

We can go to safe mode and the PC behaves normally there, but when we don't
go to safe mode, the machine insists on hibernating.

Hardware is as follows:

Mainboard - P4C800E-Dlx v2 mainboard with 1017 BIOS
CPU - 2.6Ghz P4 Northwood
Ram - 2x 512meg Kingston CL2 PC3200
Video - Matrox G550 dualhead 32meg AGP card
Sound - USB Microsoft DSS80
Mouse/Key - Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro
Other:
- ATI PCI TV Wonder TV Tuner
- Realtek 8139 PCI NIC

Any ideas at all?
 
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G

GTS

While in safe mode open Power Options from Control Panel. Turn off
hibernation on the Hibernate tab. Also, delete the hiberfile.sys file from
the root directory.
 
L

Leythos

My wife moved her PC to the other corner of the room. Everything was done
correctly... PC shutdown and PSU turned off before removing cables, etc. Now
the PC is set up in it's new location and when we turn it on Windows will
boot (or recover from Hibernation), show the user login screen and
immediately go back into hibernation.

I'd expect this from a laptop, but not a desktop PC.

There have been no changes to the computer and the only difference between
when it worked and now is that some USB cables may be in different USB
ports.

We've cleared the CMOS settings and verified that they are configured
properly. We've tried disconnecting everything except the power and monitor
and still the machine wants to hibernate right away.

We can go to safe mode and the PC behaves normally there, but when we don't
go to safe mode, the machine insists on hibernating.

Hardware is as follows:

Mainboard - P4C800E-Dlx v2 mainboard with 1017 BIOS
CPU - 2.6Ghz P4 Northwood
Ram - 2x 512meg Kingston CL2 PC3200
Video - Matrox G550 dualhead 32meg AGP card
Sound - USB Microsoft DSS80
Mouse/Key - Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro
Other:
- ATI PCI TV Wonder TV Tuner
- Realtek 8139 PCI NIC

Any ideas at all?

Is there a UPS involved? If so, disconnect it, if it's already
disconnected then connect it back up.

See if you can do a normal shutdown before it goes into hibernation, if
that doesn't fix it, disable Power Management in the control panel in safe
mode (unless you can get it to stay booted long enough in normal mode).
 
N

Noozer

My wife moved her PC to the other corner of the room. Everything was
done
Is there a UPS involved? If so, disconnect it, if it's already
disconnected then connect it back up.

This was the problem... Was connected to the wrong COM port.

I *DID* disable the power settings in safe mode, so I don't know why it
still insisted on shutting down.
 
L

Leythos

This was the problem... Was connected to the wrong COM port.

I *DID* disable the power settings in safe mode, so I don't know why it
still insisted on shutting down.

Sometimes, if the UPS comes with it's own power software it will not even
use the Windows settings/control. Just wondering, what UPS is it?
 
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R

Richard Urban

Is the system going into hibernation, sleep mode, shutdown - or is it
crashing?

Your answer will help determine where the problem may be.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old [email protected] :)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
 
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