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resuming from hibernate in WinMe

by SherA / February 18, 2005 12:14 AM PST

Hi! Occasionally, when I try to resume from hibernation, nothing happens when I move the mouse. Just a black screen, and I have to just turn the computer off and then back on again with the power button. It doesn't happen all the time, but I don't like to have to turn the computer off that way, but I don't know what else to do. Why does this sometimes happen, and what can I do to prevent it? I have a 20GB 800mhz Dell Dimension running WinMe. Thanks for any help with this problem.

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Hibernate in Windows ME was never totally fixed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2005 12:39 AM PST

Here's one patch that many overlook and is not available for download. There may be others.

What's not written in this article are symptoms like yours that also occur.


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I knew I forgot something...
by SherA / February 18, 2005 4:47 PM PST

I forgot to add that I have 128MB RAM. Do you think this still applies to my situation? I don't usually leave open programs on my computer - but I have done it once in a while. My computer goes into standby and hibernation every night, and usually has no problems resuming from it. My HD is nearly full so maybe this could be contributing to my problem? Thank you, Bob, for your help

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You can determine that full issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2005 8:11 PM PST

I'd rather not guess that's it since you can fix that with ease. Try turning off System Restore, turn it back on and then run disk cleanup.

That will free up space.

Next, no spyware and if you run a Firewall on Windows ME, remember I've seen such interfere. I know of no cure for that issue.


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Thank you
by SherA / February 19, 2005 11:13 AM PST

Thank you, Bob, I will try that. I have AdAware and SpywareBlaster, so the only spyware I get is MRU lists. I also use Privacy Guardian (free version) which removes a lot of junk, and I have Sygate Personal Firewall. It isn't really a huge problem, I just thought if there was a way around it, I'd try to find it. But, like you said, there doesn't appear to be a cure. Thanks so much for you help, and adding to my learning experience!

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Those are known interferers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2005 11:37 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you

You can test each one with the MSCONFIG utility. When you find it, check to see if another version (of firewall/other) is available or try another make of the product.


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