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Computer freezes on Standby or Hibernate



Overall I love XP, but this is one of the small things that bug me.

Whenever I try to hibernate or go to standby the coputer freezes at the screen that says: Preparing to hibernate/standby
No BSOD comes, it just displays the same screen for ages without doing anything.

Anybody else had the same problem?


OSNN Junior Addict

please post what applications are running in the background at the time of "hibarnation initiation" and what mouse drivers (i.e. logitech ) you use if any.

Thank you
Please could you also mention your hardware configuration.
Any PCI risers from Highpoint (iWill) cause problems with hibernat / Standby.


There are numerous documented problems with both standby and hibernate in XP. May I suggest that rather than use either of these options, you just set your monitor & HD to shut down after "X" period of time? These are the only components you are concerned with anyway and it will be a lot easier on your system.


Ok, this is my system configuration:

Motherboard: Asus A7V
Processor: 1000MHz Athlon T-Bird
Memory: 512Mb (don't know manifacturer)
Graphics card: Asus V7100 GeForce 2MX/400
Sound card: Soundblaster live
ISDN card: Asuscom ISDNLink 128
Network card: cheap asus ethernet (don't remember model)
Hard drive: IBM Deskstar 40GB

All standard XP except:
Graphics card: nVidia 21.81
Isdn Card: Standard 2k drivers on CD

Services running:
Com Event System
Computer Browser
Cryptographic Service
DHCP Client
Distributed Link Tracking Client
DSN Client
Error Reporting Service
Event Log
Fast User Switching
Help And Support
Interactive logon
IPSEC Service
Local disk manager
Network Connections
Local Network Aweareness
nVidia Driver Helper Service
Plug And Pray
Portable Media Serial Number
Print Spooler
Protected Storage
Remote Access Connection Auto Manager
Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Remote Registry
Secondary Logon
Security Accounts Manger
Shell Hardware Detection
System Restore Service
Task Scheduler
TCP/IP NetBios Helper
Terminal Services
Upload Manager
Web Client
Windows Audio
Windows Management Instrumentation
Windows Time
Wireless Zero Configuration

(man that's a load of crap in the memory :D )

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