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Hibernation and Standby locks up

By glrusa ·
I have a Sony Vaio laptop (built in 2002) that locks up whenever I attempt to go into either Standby or Hibernation modes. I've reformatted the entire system, and both work fine...for a while. Then it starts all over again. I have also noticed that if I create a new user account, SOMETIMES both will work; most of the time, they don't. Any ideas?

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by luc_andre In reply to Hibernation and Standby l ...

It could be because of video drivers. You can try updating your video drivers on either Sony's site or at

It could also be an issue with Windows. It seems that Direct3D screensavers and DirectX was locking up the PC. There's a patch for that, check here:

There are also instances where the hardware of the laptop is malfunctioning and not able to understand what hybernate means (more common in laptops since use of batteries and power managements).

Hope some of this helps

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