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Help on Suspend and Hybernate

By nelsonjgil ·
I recently had to re-install Windows XP Prof. SP2 to correct a problem. Everything went fine, except that now my machine won?t hibernate or suspend (which it did before). Am I missing a file? How can I find out? What can I do? I have been thinking of re-installing WXP again but I?m not sure I should - don?t wanna screw up something else. It sounds like I don?t know much about WXP, but I do know some, I?m just a little insecure. Could any one help me out?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Help on Suspend and Hyber ...

Firstly Don't Panic What has most likely happened is that you need to install additional windows components so open the control panel left click on Add Remove Programs and on the left hand side there is the option to add remove Windows Components click on this.

Run through the list and install anything that you require and then click OK install of whatever it is and you'll need your Restore CD or if you have a Hidden Partition on the HDD it will read the information from that but no matter what you'll be prompted for what is required and all you need do is follow the prompts.

Generally speaking I disable the Power Saving options as while they work well at shutting things down they don't always allow the same things to start up again when required but then again I don't work on "Home" computers either where down time is measured in lots of money per minute so this may not be an issue to you.


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by nelsonjgil In reply to

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I tried it and didn?t help.

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by Hopi In reply to Help on Suspend and Hyber ...

You have checked that Hibernate function is on?
To activate hibernate mode:

In Windows? XP, from the Start menu, click Control Panel. With Control Panel in Category view, click Performance and Maintenance.

In the Performance and Maintenance window, click the Power Options icon.

In the Power Options Properties dialog box, click the Hibernate tab.

On the Hibernate tab, click to select the Enable hibernation check box, and then click Apply.

Also check free space on systemdisk, it should be > 1G to allow creation of hibernation.

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by nelsonjgil In reply to

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I tried and it didn?t work. I solved it by checking all the items in the device manager untill I found under system devices the "VIA CPU to AGP2.0/AGP3.0 Controller" with memory conflicts. I updated the driver and restarted the computer and everything came back to normal. Thanks for trying

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