Hi Shawn,tx for the reply,I having this problem since my pc crashed on the same time when I try to put it in hibernation.
-That was some problem with the hardware.
I did try all the troubleshoots,install the update -"kb933872" , "kb936150" for 'sleeping mood' from microsoft nothing, it does not workout! It's going to be nice if you can help me tx.
Hi Shawn!I have a external drive, it's plug in but is off,during the hibernation.
About the bios -is set like S1 & S3, I try to put just S1 but the fans still working,so I put back default.
The pc is desktop AMD 4600+,2,41ghz
My Dell Dimension 9200 PC with Vista Ultimate purchased in May 2007 also has a problem recovering from a low-power state (I call it a 'low-power state' because I'm not sure which it is - sleep, hybrid sleep, hibernation, standby, some unknown faulty low-power dysfunctional state, or whatever).
When the machine is set to automatically go into a low-power state (which is listed as being Sleep mode), about half the time it seems to go into a state from which it cannot recover without turning the PC off and then on again.
I do not believe that the low-power state to which I refer is 'Sleep'. When I put the PC into Sleep mode via the Start button, it runs through a set protocol ending with the power button flashing. The PC always recovers rapidly on mouse movement or keyboard button press, and so this must be the correct Sleep mode.
I wondered whether from reading the posts on this thread if the PC was going from Sleep into some other low-power state such as hibernation. However, when it is in this dysfunctional state, the power button remains lit.
Vista seems not be using Hibernation any more as a low-power state (as per the above post where Sleep is described as an improved low-power state with features of the old Standby and Hibernation). That said, it is possible to drill-down into the Power Options and find a reference to Hibernation. Question: in Hibernation, does the PC power button turn off, or does it remain lit?
The dysfunctional power-state that I seem to be getting on my Dell PC seems to be a bad version of Hibernation from which recovery cannot occur other than with turning the PC off. I have all the current Vista updates installed as at 14 October 2007.
Along with this low-power state problem I have had another one in particular with Sleep mode which I have documented in the thread at