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    Where did the Hibernate Status screens go? When I click hibernate, my screen goes black and I have no idea what is going on. In XP it would show a status as it saved everything to disk.

    My biggest concern is that maybe 20-30% of the time when I hibernate the computer stays on, hard drive reads periodically for over 20+ min. I can still turn on/off caps-lock, wifi, etc, but the screen is black and won't come back on. In this state the power button does nothing. When I press space or enter keys it beeps. The only solution is to pull the plug and Cold Boot in which case it loses the hibernate.

    I tried turning off the Hybrid Sleep. Right now it's set to do the standard hibernate.

    So now, I can no longer feel secure that when I click hibernate, that it's actually going to do it. Sometimes it's done in 10 seconds, 20 seconds, sometimes never.

    Any ideas? I am running Vista Ultimate on a Dell e1505.

    Anyone else notice similar issues?

    Any solutions?


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    Default Re: Vista & Hibernate Status

    Well I don't trust just closing my lid for it to go in to Hibernation, even though I programmed it to do so. So what I did is I changed my power button buttons to Hibernate, so its' like Orange now rather than Red, so i know it puts it in to Hibernate. But it is very annoying not knowign what its doing when its just blakc and it takes like 30+ seconds to hibernate - so so so long compared to the XP.
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    Default Re: Vista & Hibernate Status

    I am having the same issues. I don't know why there is no progress bar for Hibernation, I would assume that it was removed by Microsoft.

    I also have the problem where sometimes it stays on when I set it to hibernate, sometimes it shuts down, sometimes it doesn't. For my laptop is takes even longer to get into hibernation compared to XP.

    I believe this can be fixed by a BIOS update from the laptop manufacturer, if not then maybe Microsoft.
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    Default Re: Vista & Hibernate Status

    Quote Originally Posted by vestige View Post
    I am having the same issues. I don't know why there is no progress bar for Hibernation, I would assume that it was removed by Microsoft.

    I also have the problem where sometimes it stays on when I set it to hibernate, sometimes it shuts down, sometimes it doesn't. For my laptop is takes even longer to get into hibernation compared to XP.

    I believe this can be fixed by a BIOS update from the laptop manufacturer, if not then maybe Microsoft.
    The only factor so far that I've seen is that I seem to have trouble going into sleep/hibernate if I'm connected to certain BlueTooth devices. The computer just locks up in some mystery state causing me to have to pull the power.

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    Default Re: Vista & Hibernate Status

    The amount of times I click on shutdown (showing progress bar) and I close the lid and it goes to Hibernate while shutting down. So I start my laptop next time, then it finishes off shutting down.

    How crap is that.
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    Default Re: Vista & Hibernate Status

    Quote Originally Posted by sylonien View Post
    The amount of times I click on shutdown (showing progress bar) and I close the lid and it goes to Hibernate while shutting down. So I start my laptop next time, then it finishes off shutting down.

    How crap is that.
    You can definitely customize and change what happens when you close the lid. You can make it: do nothing, sleep, hibernate, etc.

    So what you are saying is that it is sleeping/hibernating after you click shut-down. So you click shutdown, then close the lid and it "sleeps" during the "shutdown" process. So that when you turn it on, it continues the shutdown.

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    Default Re: Vista & Hibernate Status

    Yes I think I get what you're saying... lol

    Click on shutdown -> laptop starts to shutdown (displays the progress bar) -> I close the lid -> it decides to stop shutdown process and goes to hibernate/sleep -> I open lid -> press power button -> computer awakes -> resumes the shutdown procedure from before -> i have to press power button again to boot from the start

    Get it? :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by sylonien View Post
    Yes I think I get what you're saying... lol

    Click on shutdown -> laptop starts to shutdown (displays the progress bar) -> I close the lid -> it decides to stop shutdown process and goes to hibernate/sleep -> I open lid -> press power button -> computer awakes -> resumes the shutdown procedure from before -> i have to press power button again to boot from the start

    Get it? :P
    Got it!

    I would recommend that you change your Power Settings for whichever profile you are on (aka Balanced). Just find the advanced option link, then change the "action" for "Close Lid" to Do Nothing.

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    Default Re: Vista & Hibernate Status

    So I'm not the only one with this problem. Seems like Vista is a piece of poop when it comes to hibernating.

    What I'm most worried about is that TWICE I've thought I put my laptop in hibernate (well, I closed the lid...Vista just messed up) and then I put it in my booq sleeve in my bag, then went somewhere. I was shocked and worried when I pulled it out and felt how hot it was. I'm surprised something didn't burn out.

    I hope this gets fixed soon...

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    Default Re: Vista & Hibernate Status

    You're definately not on your own there spikey.

    Yeh I'm going to disable any actions for when 'closing lid' for sure now.

    And I found that when I click on Hibernate under Start menu, and close the lid - it does go to hibernate without fuss. Just everything else is a bit messed up with the power management.
    Sony SZ4MN/b - Intel CoreDuo2 1.86GHz | 13.3" X-Black | nVidia GeForce Go7400 | 100Gb HDD | DVD Burner | 2Gb RAM | Bluetooth | Wi-Fi | Vista Business = ~4:30hrs battery.

 

 

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