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  • Problems Enabling Hibernation

    I'm trying to enable Hibernation so I can give it a try, but not having any luck.
    I'm on Windows XP Pro SP1, up to date with Windows Update.
    Hardware is an EPIA M10000 Neh. with 256 megs of ram and a 20gig harddrive with 3gigs free.
    When I try to enable Hibernation in the Power Options of the control panel, I get the error:
    TitleBar: Power Policy Manager unable to reserve hibernate file
    Message: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

    screenshot at
    LINK

    In that screenshot, you can see that I have almost no processes running, so I can't figure out which process would be holding onto the file. My understanding is that the Hibernation mode will create a c:\hiberfile.sys, and I'm assuming this is the file the error is referring to. I'm logged in as an Administrator, umm.. I can't think of what else would be important, and a google is turning up almost nothing (except maybe that one page in a foreign language I didn't even recognize). neither is a search on microsoft.com, nor on here. Can anyone help give any sort of insight into this? I could do a reinstall of Windows, but would like to see if I can fix things without that pain. :P

    Oh, and I just checked the BIOS and the only option that don't understand is the one that gives me the option of S1, S3, or S1/S3, and apparently the last one will let the OS decide, so I picked that..

    ok, enough information overload?

    Anyone?
    1997 Honda CR-V
    Audio::Custom Speaker Box:/:2x10" Rockford Fosgates:/:Sony Xplod amp
    Computer::Epia M10000:/:Deluo GPS:/:Lilliput 7":/:802.11g:/:In a shoebox
    Software::FrodoPlayer + Destinator3

  • #2
    in the morning i'll grab my opus manual -- it has all the bios settings and winxp settings

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    • #3
      no ideas? I brought the system inside to try some debugging, but so far I've gotten nowhere.. :P I'm going to give up and sacrifice the few seconds of boottime, just wanted to bump and see if anyone could think of anything else..
      Thanks.
      1997 Honda CR-V
      Audio::Custom Speaker Box:/:2x10" Rockford Fosgates:/:Sony Xplod amp
      Computer::Epia M10000:/:Deluo GPS:/:Lilliput 7":/:802.11g:/:In a shoebox
      Software::FrodoPlayer + Destinator3

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      • #4
        I did a google search, and I only found one that applied (!!!) and it was resolved by removing a program that automatically backs up files when changed during shutdown. His was called "Power Quest DataKeeper" but it is not likely the same as what you have. he says: "Since you could in theory hibernate your PC forever and not shut it down, the files wouldn't get backed-up. So it set the power policy to not allow hibernate". Might look thru the system and make sure none of these type of programs are running.
        2005 Ford Focus ST

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        • #5
          conflicting programs

          yeah, I saw that same result.. that's what makes me have a little bit of hope in a reinstall. I can't think what program I have on there that would be doing that.. oh well.. thanks for trying..
          1997 Honda CR-V
          Audio::Custom Speaker Box:/:2x10" Rockford Fosgates:/:Sony Xplod amp
          Computer::Epia M10000:/:Deluo GPS:/:Lilliput 7":/:802.11g:/:In a shoebox
          Software::FrodoPlayer + Destinator3

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          • #6
            There's a file called nohiber.txt somewhere in the Windows directory that should tell you what's going on. You can probably just type that filename in the run dialog.

            If that doesn't work, try this.

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            • #7
              did a search on c:\ for "*hiber*" and got no results

              Trying the kikkoman next..
              1997 Honda CR-V
              Audio::Custom Speaker Box:/:2x10" Rockford Fosgates:/:Sony Xplod amp
              Computer::Epia M10000:/:Deluo GPS:/:Lilliput 7":/:802.11g:/:In a shoebox
              Software::FrodoPlayer + Destinator3

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              • #8
                If there's no log, Windows didn't create one which means... uh.. it's not that kind of problem... I guess.

                I would put my money on a reinstall. And this time, test hibernate after installing each application.

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                • #9
                  I suppose I will suggest starting with the basics...

                  What is your computer type set to under the Device Manager? Look in Start --> Control Panel --> System --> Hardware --> Device Manager under the Computer section. If it's not one of the ACPI types, then it won't work, and Windows has strange ways of telling you this without being direct.

                  If it isn't set to an ACPI type, change it to ACPI Uniprocessor PC and reboot. If it IS set to an ACPI type, then I would set the bios to S1 and try that.
                  "Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a b@$#*??!!"

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                  • #10
                    don't do a full format...you probably wont need it..instead just boot off the windows installation cd and it will tell you if windows is damaged...don't do the recovery console method though. just go through like your going to install windows and choose the c:\windows directory or wherever its installed. it's self explanitory when you see it

                    (try this if above doesn't work....you'll have to install all windows update updates again)

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                    • #11
                      it will tell you if windows is damaged
                      Yes, the Windows setup program is powerful and sagacious. It will tell you why you cannot hibernate, answer your every question and grant your every wish. BUT DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, ASK TO BE "BIG". YOU WILL BECOME ENTANGLED IN A LOSS OF INNOCENCE/MONKEY'S PAW-TYPE PLOT WITH TOM HANKS AND ELIZABETH PERKINS. YOU WILL LEARN MUCH ABOUT YOURSELF IN THE PROCESS, BUT LATER ON, NEVER STOP ASKING THE QUESTION: WAS IT WORTH IT?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by eatyummypuppies
                        Yes, the Windows setup program is powerful and sagacious. It will tell you why you cannot hibernate, answer your every question and grant your every wish. BUT DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, ASK TO BE "BIG". YOU WILL BECOME ENTANGLED IN A LOSS OF INNOCENCE/MONKEY'S PAW-TYPE PLOT WITH TOM HANKS AND ELIZABETH PERKINS. YOU WILL LEARN MUCH ABOUT YOURSELF IN THE PROCESS, BUT LATER ON, NEVER STOP ASKING THE QUESTION: WAS IT WORTH IT?

                        I'll take some of whatever he is having.

                        Does it come in pints ?

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                        • #13
                          From post 6, i think he is hyped up on Kikkoman soy sauce.
                          2005 Ford Focus ST

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                          • #14
                            lol omg i'll take 2 pints

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                            • #15
                              Gimme a couple gallons. I'm having the same problem with windows hibernation tho :-/

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