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    I cant figure out why after restarting my computer, it will hibernate as I want (after 15 minutes), but if I start the computer, then open and close outlook, it will no longer hibernate until I have restarted the computer. Any ideas how to fix this?

    My bigger problem is that I use the computer to auto-startup and record TV, and I want the computer to close down afterwards, but it wont hibernate.

    It used to do all this fine, but after reinstalling everything a few months ago, it has not worked right.

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    Re: computer help! Hibernation

    Ahhh, the joys of Windows..... >:(

    Sorry mate, cant help but can certainly empathise with your situation,

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    Re: computer help! Hibernation

    You dont want to know how long I have spent fiddling with settings trying to get this working!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 26232F2B232C73420 link=1232614889/2#2 date=1232617304
    You dont want to know how long I have spent fiddling with settings trying to get this working!
    Where are you based ???

    Would suggest that if you have been playing for some time now... That trying to give advise by Mail is going to be less than productive...

    PM a contact number...

    However, my first recommendation would to be not use hibernation...

    Secondly Check all ya tasks that are running and then run outlook and see what new ones are running... Then close and check again... It could be some process or service that is remaining and thus will not allow your system to behave as expected...

    1: Which Outlook ?

    2: Auto-startup and record TV - Do it via scheduler...

    3: When it is set to happen and it does not... What is in the Event logs..


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    Hi, in melbourne. *I suppose I was hoping that someone who knew more about computers than me (which wouldnt be hard) would be able to easily help, but if it is too complex a problem I will just live with it.

    Not using hibernation - Is there another way I can get my computer to turn off automatically without using hibernation?

    1. *outlook 2003

    2. *ok, can you use scheduler to shut down computer? *I was actually looking at this today thinking it may be an option, but as far as I could tell it was for running applications.

    3. *I didnt know an event log existed - maybe that will help me, I will explore this tomorrow, and see if it helps me figure out what is going on.

    Thanks,

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    Right Click My Computer and select manage...

    Then have a look at the event viewer...

    May be worth while clearing them before starting as LOTS could be generated..

    Note: There are a couple listed (depending on setup could be a few) and you will need to look at all.

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    Re: computer help! Hibernation

    I agree with AM. The hibernation function can be flaky.

    Quote Originally Posted by 595C50545C530C3D0 link=1232614889/4#4 date=1232621306
    Not using hibernation - Is there another way I can get my computer to turn off automatically without using hibernation?
    Try Standby instead (under Power options in Control Panel).

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    Re: computer help! Hibernation

    Would it be something simple like when you close outlook it stays running in the background doing its send / receive cycle every 15 mins, waking the pc out of hibernation to do it

    something like your network card settings allow this device to take pc out of standby in system properties?

    or just the outlook auto send receive setting?

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    Re: computer help! Hibernation

    I am having a similar problem
    Computer wont hibernate

    It has been doing this for about 3 weeks now

    Everything is set at time intervals in power management

    The screen will close but wont hibernate

    I wonder if it was the last update?? that did something

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    Go to *the *Start and then Run option and *enter *the txt between the brackets... < cmd >, *enter and then < powercfg -a > *enter

    You should see a list of 3 sleep states that are available...

    You can then go to the Bios (Re boot and make *a change) if the mode or modes required are not available...

    If one or more is, then check you event viewer for errors

    1: Check your bios for Wake on Lan setting

    2: XP or Vista ? * What SP ?

    3: What Power settings "High Performance" *OR "Balanced"

    4: How much RAM... There *is a known bug and hot fix if you have more than 2 gig mem.




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    Re: computer help! Hibernation

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:/\/Documents and Settings>powercfg-a
    powercfg-a is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    C:/\/Documents and Settings>

    Sorry AM
    This what I get see above

    Can I do something in safe mode
    I am more comfortable with the safe mode approach :o

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    Select <Start> then <Run> and then type in <cmd> and then copy and paste < powercfg -a > and enter...


    Note: There is a single SPACE between <powercfg> and the <-a>


    Syntax and commands get very particular...


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    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:/\/Documents and Settings>powercfg -a
    The following sleep states are available on this system: Standby ( S3 ) Hibernat
    e
    The following sleep states are not available on this system:
    Standby (S1)
    Standby (S2)

    C:/\/Documents and Settings>

    This is the new info above
    P.S it is a Asus Laptop

    AM how do I access the BIOS to make changes is there a command code as I can only see F8 safe mode available on start

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    Re: computer help! Hibernation

    Yeah thats the same as what my Toshiba allows.

    Depending on your BIOS, you usually have to press the DEL or F2 key. The instruction usually appears at the bottom of the very first screen that appears when you switch your lappy on.

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    Re: computer help! Hibernation

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B716473737C686E1D0 link=1232614889/13#13 date=1232671995
    Yeah thats the same as what my Toshiba allows.

    Depending on your BIOS, you usually have to press the DEL or F2 key. The instruction usually appears at the bottom of the very first screen that appears when you switch your lappy on.
    I dont have that option only F8
    I will however try all the F buttons & Delete button to see what they do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5F7B727271714B5F7B67797B140 link=1232614889/14#14 date=1232673884
    Quote Originally Posted by 7B716473737C686E1D0 link=1232614889/13#13 date=1232671995
    Yeah thats the same as what my Toshiba allows.

    Depending on your BIOS, you usually have to press the DEL or F2 key. The instruction usually appears at the bottom of the very first screen that appears when you switch your lappy on.
    I dont have that option only F8
    I will however try all the F buttons & Delete button to see what they do?
    KK

    Usualy F2 but Google is your friend - as some models have a different brand bios and they all work differently :o

    Depending on how fast and snappy you laptop is and if it is set up to show all the post settings... On power up it may tell you in the first screen.. But it may be very quick and flask up in or on the bottem..

    If in doubt... at power up Do a tap dance all over your KB :D

    Trust me - I let my fingers do the walking on more than one occasion to get in... It will not hurt if you do it softly...

    You may even be surprised and find out all sorts of other options...

    Note: When you check you power options also check in the Control panel once you re boot... Also re visit some of the earlier posts as you have not advised of you RAM size and depending on you SP there is a special Hot fix for a memory error that can cause your problem.

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    Re: computer help! Hibernation

    RAM size and depending on you SP there is a special Hot fix for a memory error that can cause your problem.
    XP sp3
    My ram is 1GB

    Will do the tap dance later

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    Re: computer help! Hibernation

    Start with a dance on the DEL key as soon as your lappy is turned on - I think thats the BIOS entry key for Asus.

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    so when we run that command, what should it show? Mine says says s1 available s2,s3 not. Is that good or bad?

    Event log didnt show anything ususual.

    phrostyboi, I checked network card, and also outlook settings, but couldnt find anything that looked like a problem as you mentioned.

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    S1 is confirmation that Hibernation should work...

    There should have been an entry stating that you entered Hibernation or that it started failed etc

    Do not use this feature as I find that it is a pain and at work waking from Hibernation often means that USB and network connections etc do not start and have to re boot any way...

    You need to carefully log the time so that every event can be reviewed as it may not show an error but information...

    You can always export and send to me for a look see...

    PM for my spam catcher account.... ;D


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    Re: computer help! Hibernation

    Quote Originally Posted by 54515D59515E01300 link=1232614889/18#18 date=1232680697
    so when we run that command, what should it show? *Mine says says s1 available s2,s3 not. Is that good or bad?

    Event log didnt show anything ususual.

    phrostyboi, I checked network card, and also outlook settings, but couldnt find anything that looked like a problem as you mentioned.
    This what I am going to do when I can access BIOS later

    From AM see post #9
    1: Check your bios for Wake on Lan setting
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    Re: computer help! Hibernation

    Hey AM
    If the laptop it is still playing up
    I will bring it with me to the cupping if you are still going 7/2/2009
    so you can have a look
    I also want to set the bios to give me an option to start from a usb external hard drive where a Ubuntu OS is installed

    I will give you a steamer insert to start your roaster project off and a cooler insert as payment
    Also some fresh roasted coffee ;D

    KK

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    Quote Originally Posted by 66424B4B48487266425E40422D0 link=1232614889/21#21 date=1232682477
    Hey AM
    If the laptop it is still playing up
    I will bring it with me to the cupping if you are still going 7/2/2009
    so you can have a look
    I also want to set the bios to give me an option to start from a usb external hard drive where a Ubuntu OS is installed

    I will give you a steamer insert to start your roaster project off and a cooler insert as payment
    Also some fresh roasted coffee ;D

    KK
    7/2/09 is looking good... Will do what we can and have a cobmo Coffee and IT session..

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    Re: computer help! Hibernation

    My Asus laptop is F2 for BIOS set up thanks all
    I dont have a
    bios for Wake on Lan setting
    Just that the LAN was set on deactivated
    So I activated it
    I also changed the TV setting to PAL while I was in there
    And I set the priority for start up #1 on external device #2 main hard drive # CD/DVD drive ect

    So I am Ready to load UBUNTU 8.10 on the new USB hard drive If I have the time


    KK




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