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Windows Hibernation Dramas

  1. Nov 25, 2003 #1
    Hi guys,

    I'm having problems with my computer when it goes into power saver mode. Now I'm all for this mode, becasue it saves a us a bit on electricity, when I leave it on overnight to defrag a disk or something. But the problem is that I can't get it to boot back up again afterwards. Or rather it seems to boot back up but the monitor doesn't, so I can't see anything, and I have to restart it.

    Is there anyway I can fix this, if more info is needed just let me know.
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  3. Nov 28, 2003 #2


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    ooh man, i hear ya...

    that happens to me only about once a month now. i think it has to do with your power settings, like in the interaction between the monitor and computer.

    all i can suggest is that you play around with different times, i imagine that'll take quite a while to find one that's best.

    also, i assume you're working with windows, which in itself provides another solution...

    and we all know what that is
  4. Nov 28, 2003 #3
    I disable hibernation and keep my power setting set to stay on.
  5. Dec 6, 2003 #4
    You probably checked the Turn off monitor option and set the time for longer than it's supposed to be.

    Click on Display Properties--->>Click on Screen Saver Tab--->>Power button (under Monitor Power)--->>Turn Off Monitor Option( then check to see the time you set under that)
  6. Dec 7, 2003 #5
    Thanx for the info guys.

    I've decided to have my comp never go into standby or hibernation mode, because realistically it is never not doing anything when it is on. If I leave it on overnight I will just manually turn the monitor off, and leave it running. This seems to work so far, I haven't had any problems getting it back on line.
  7. Dec 8, 2003 #6


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    Yet another reason to switch to linux. The ext2/ext3 file-system has very low defragmentation. Even lower than ntfs. I don't even think there is an equivalent to defrag in linux.. The only file-system tools i've every used are fdisk (Create Partition) and fsck (Repair Partition after bad shutdown).
  8. Dec 10, 2003 #7
    You don't need to convince me of the pros of linux. This is my aprents comp, once I get my own comp going to setup up a dual linux\win xp pro system. The win xp system will be mainly for my programming with visual studio, and linux will be for almost everything else. I'm at the stage now where I no longer use word anymore, I use LaTeX. =]
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