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Keyboard unresponsive after returning from hibernation

I have a Dell 7210GX laptop. When I try to re-use the computer after it has been in hibernation, I can usually hit the 'backspace' button and it continues to work as normal. Now, the keyboard is completetly un-responsive after hibernation and I have to shut the computer off and then use it again. Help?

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When you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode.
then go to control panel -> Power option -> Hibernate
then disable check box hibernate Also check power scheme it is first tab in power option
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then apply and ok then restart the computer.

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Please rate my solution if it helps.

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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.

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

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