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My laptop has been on ''preparing to hibernate'' for hours. frozen

When i close it, it just comes back with the same message and it
never turns off and it wont let me do anything

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Simply, disconnect the power cord, remove the battery, then hook it back up again. I wouldn't do this though if you unsaved stuff running though.

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My laptop battery/preparing to hibernate


remove the battery and adapter. press power button for 30 sec. then connect the adapter. press power button. if this didnt work. you need to ask for an help of a local tech to check for the video card and cable.

if it boots up to your operating system

control panel---->power options--->change plan setting--->

Turn off the display-never
Put the computer to sleep-never
control panel---->power options--->change plan setting--->advanced power setting
-set hard disk "turn off hard disk after" to never
-set Sleep "Sleep after" to never
-set hybrid sleep setting to off
-set hibernate after setting to never
Restart pc

Mar 07, 2010 | Samsung NC10-14ROBL Notebook

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I have a acer one notebook for 3 days and, it was working and i leave it working, but when i came back i couldnt open it and all the time on the screen is"Preparing to Hibernate" nothing alse,so i dont...


it happens at times.. switch off the laptop by pressing the power button for say 10 secs till u notice its off. then switch on as usually. once the operating system is loaded go to desktop ->right click->properties->screen saver->power-> 1.hibernate->uncheck hibernate. and to change closing the laptop lid actions go to 2.advanced->when i close the lid of my portable computer->do nothing
and doin so ur laptop ll be left untouched even when u close de lid. try t out !!

Jan 11, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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My Acer One Aspire is stuck in hibernate. After it updated itself and said it was preparing to shut down, it was stuck in the preparing for shut down mode for hours. When I let the battery run down to turn...


This solution may sound stupid, but it is affective. Try to press really long time (about 1-2 minutes) on the power button of the laptop. wait for it to shut down completely. Then turn it on to see what happens.

What may have caused this is an update of any sort.

Nov 11, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Laptop Doesn't Turn On At All


To take out of hibernation,press the power button for less than 1 second.
Then go into the control panel and disable hibernation as described below.

Disable the your mouse's "ability to wake up computer" in device manager.
Use keyboard to wake up your computer.


Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab.
Then clear the Enable Hibernation check box.

If this doesn't resolve the issue,Please post back.

Please rate this a fixya.

May 17, 2009 | Compaq Presario M2000 Notebook

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Problems starting up


Hi,
This fault is caused with hibernation settings.
Turn it off in control panel, power options.
Problem will be gone then.

All computers struggle to come out of Hibernation.

Regards
Richard

Apr 22, 2009 | Compaq Presario F572US Notebook PC

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Laptop has frozen on preparing to hibernate....will not turn off


You will need to press and hold the power button for 5 sec. to perform a manual shut down.

Hope this help

Apr 09, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

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Toshiba preparing to hibernate


Shut it down and start over. That would be the power button for 5 or 6 seconds.

Mar 17, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6227 Notebook

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My laptop does not fully hibernate!


Unfortunately , hibernation issues are tough to pin down.

See this link

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907477


Basically says , meh could be anything.

One thing you can do to narrow it down is to go to Start > My Computer > RIGHT click on My Computer > click Manage > expand Event Viewer > Click on Applications and see if you have any Red ! around the time it was supposed to be hibernating.

If you see a message like "application hang" you can try uninstalling and reinstalling that particular app.

An easier way is to use a program called smart shutdown.

http://lifehacker.com/5046541/smart-shutdown-offers-more-ways-to-turn-off-your-pc

This program will kill any unresponsive programs and keep trying to hibernate until successful.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

Mar 04, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv5000t Notebook

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Acer Aspire 3610 plugged in closes down


I would suggest you just plug it in and do not power on the laptop for a few hours. Then try. If it persists reboot into safe mode and disable hibernation then reboot

Dec 06, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

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