Hibernate Error: Fixing Sleepy Computers
A user can come across a hibernate error with their PC when it is least convenient. Knowing how to deal with such errors will make using your computer much less frustrating. The hibernation mode is one that is created to give your computer downtime and prevent problems, but instead the mode itself can sometimes be problematic.
What Is a Hibernate Error?
A hibernate error is any error on your PC that has to do with hibernation mode. It could be that your computer refuses to hibernate anymore. It could be that it freezes up when attempting to hibernate. A computer could come on by itself while in hibernation mode. Serious error messages can begin appearing following hibernation mode. Problems may arise when you attempt to start using your computer following hibernation. The computer may not even return from hibernation mode.
What Causes a Hibernate Error?
A hibernate error can be caused by a variety of things. Firewalls can sometimes cause computers to not allow hibernation. Incorrect installation of software can cause computers to have hibernation errors. A faulty hard drive can cause hibernation errors. Viruses may also cause hibernation errors. Using a newer operating system like Windows Vista on older hardware may also cause hibernation errors.
How to Fix a Hibernate Error
Fixing a hibernate error involves trial and error like many other error repairs when it comes to computers. Take it step by step.
- Start by clearing the temporary files on your computer by shutting it down completely, and letting the computer rest a couple of minutes before you reboot it.
- Next, do a complete scan of your system with your anti-virus software. Follow any instructions given to clean your computer of viruses or other threats. Once cleaning of your computer is completed, shut it down and once again reboot it.
- Make sure your computer is up to date, by going to Windows Update. Visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and download any system updates or driver updates that are available. Once they have been downloaded, shut down your computer and reboot it, then check for hibernation errors.
- If so, check the Control Panel for performance warnings, by going to Start.
- Right click on Computer, then choose Properties.
- Click on the Windows Experience Index, followed by Advanced Tools.
- In the window that appears, select the links related to performance in order to get more information about your computer. Follow any recommendations that are made. When finished shut down the computer, reboot it and check if you still have hibernation errors.
- If you are still having problems with hibernate errors, you may need professional help for your system. Seek out instructions on clean-boot troubleshooting or checking the reliability monitor. If you have recently changed operating systems, you may want to revert to the old system temporarily to determine if that is the problem.
Good luck fixing your hibernate error. Hope this helps!
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