Windows XP hibernation fix

If you are running a Windows XP machine with more than 1Gb of RAM, and are having trouble getting your machine to hibernate, take a look at this just-released fix from Microsoft. Useful for Thinkpads that have trouble with hibernation!

6 thoughts on “Windows XP hibernation fix”

  1. Hmm, interesting that Microsoft assert that this is ‘occasional’. I see it about 75% of the time. But I’ve installed the fix, so I’ll see how well it goes.

    Thanks for pointing this out, Andy.

  2. I never managed to get my T40 to hibernate under XP, ever.
    I’ve just installed the fix on my T60p, and will be trying it out later….

  3. Problem with HIBERNATE, please help

    This is the first time I am experiencing this issue in 6 years! Using Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 installed and updated to the latest with Automatic Updates turned on. And my system configuration is Intel Pentium IV 1.6 GHz on Genuine Intel 845HV mainboard with 512 MB SDRAM with 2 IDE of 120 GB attached and all the partitions have more than 60% free space. All the partitions are NTFS except for the one to to for the SWAP file that is FAT32.

    The trouble is, since having a format and clean installation of Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 last week, The system hibernates successfully. But whenever I switch it back on, the resume bar progresses to the full but suddenly the system restarts and the I see a warning message that the sytem has failed to resumen a hibernated session, should I try to resume again or goto system boot menu! No matter how many times I try, the same thing happens, system hibernates successfully but never resumes the session!

    I have an UPS connected to the system with serial data cable and the system is configured to automatically hibernate upon a power failure. But due to the strange throuble I am experiencing, I am having to work without the hibernation and my system has already gotten a number of abnormal shutdowns!

    I have even tried by turning the system restore disabled but no luck.

    Someone please help me.

    Thanks in advance.

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