Hibernate, Windows 7,not working, SOLUTION possible
see my prior thread, "hibernate .... (a pain)"
had two machines, stopped hibernating, windows 7 machines.
extensive suggestions in prior thread, from this forum, for mechanisms to try to fix it. Unfortuantely, no solutions.
BUT, this week i retried hibernate, and it WORKED !!!
I had not done anyting different.
BUT, on retrospect, I HAD done something different.
I had first shut hibernate off
powercfg -h off
I hten restarted, then did a DEFRAGMENTATION.
even though windows does defrag'ing, this process when started manually took about 1 hour, had about 6 or 7 passes.
I then shut it down.
later restarted, worked with system, etc.
LATER in week, I retried hibernation on a whim, and it WORKED !! That was when I then posted to other thread that it had resolved on its own, not remembering that I had done the above steps.
SO, today, I decided to try this on my 2nd machine. (notebook HP machine). I first did a drive CLEANING (temp files, etc)
then did powercfg -h off
then did defragmentation.
powercfg -h onn
then tried hibernate.
it WORKED !!!
now, I don't know if my machines were a fluke, or if this actually can help to solve other's issues, but I'd like to knowk, by replies to this thread, if it helps others with hibernate issues, since microsoft can't give us any easy way to determine why hibernate suddenly stops working.
and, to all on this forum, thanks for your assistance also in the prior thread.
Possible reason for succes
Hibernate requires an amount of free disk space atleast the size of your memory. In my case I had to reboot after clearing my Windows disk. In your case the disk defragment may have freed up just enough disk space to enable hibernation.
Hibernate, Problem RE-surfaced, anny suggestions
OK, machine in this thread, has been doing GREAT for several months.
No change to hiberfil.sys, etc.
THEN, I installed FAmily Tree Maker 2012, and accompanying that were some chages from windows to Windows Net 4, etc.
Lo and Behold, it AGAIN BROKE my HIBERNATE !!!
HIBERNATE now not working. Did some other windows updates (since install or re-install of Net begat even MORE updates).
This is NUTSSS !!
Any other suggestions as to how to try and track down exactly what is STOPPING hibernate from working?
(uninstalling FAm-tree-maker and Microsoft Net is not an option, I will just have to live with a broken hibernate in the interim).
I would just like to find something that tracks the flow of
1. Select hibernate
2. windows starts to pack things into file
3. SOMETHING BLOCKS action #2
4. Windows terminates action, goes back to password screen
Between step 2 and 3, it is a giant black box !!! BUT, SOMETHING, or SOME PROCESS, has to be the MONITOR of that box, and there HAS to be a trigger that says "ok, we cannot hibernate". I've tried the other tracing stuff, but it is too complicated to figure out (suggestions appreciated, but I plead ignorance in tracing those actions).
anyway, thought I'd re-post, see if any other ideas
Thanks to all