Question about Compaq Presario M2000 Notebook

2 Answers

Does not recover from hibernation, blank screen and unresponsive, have to poweroff and backon

Posted by on

  • McGuire Simon
    McGuire Simon May 11, 2010

    This sounds much like you don't have enough memory. When you out your system to hibernate close all program this would free up a lot of the memory, but defeats the purpose for hibernating huh? You may also install more memory. reply to this post with your computer specs, and i will comment further.



2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,187 Answers

This is a common hibernation issue ... here is the fix:
Once you are able to get it to start up again (there is no sure fire way to do this, it just happens!).
The virtual memory size is set too low! It must be set to an amount larger than your amount of physical memory. (If you have 2GB or memory, then Virtual memory must be more than 2048MB.
Right-click [My computer]
In the [General] tab, note the amount of RAM
Select the [Advanced] tab
Select the [Settings] button in the "Performance" section.
Click on the [Advanced] tab
Click on the [change] button in the "Virtual Memory" section
almost there!
Highlight the boot drive (C:)
Don't change the locartion of the VM file.
Select "Custom size" radial button.
Enter a number that ois larger than your physical memory from the General tab
1GB = 1024MB (plus 512MM or so) = 1536MB
2GB=2048MB (plus 512MB or so) = 2560MB
3GB=3072MB (plus 512MB or so) = 3584MB

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers


The first thing to try is disconnecting any external peripherals such as external hard drives, or USB devices. If your computer still will not come out of hibernation, then step 2 is to disable unneeded start-up items or services in the operating system.

You might also try updating your hardware drivers and see if that helps.

To assist you further, I need to know what operating system and service packs you have installed on your notebook.

Let me know how it goes. I am always happy to help.

James O'Brien

Posted on Oct 05, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How can a get the blank screen to go away when I try to wake up my laptop from hibernation mode?

you can try to disable hibernation mode by going to Control Panel>Power Options Properties>Hibernate
then un check the box for Enable Hibernation, then click apply and ok.

Sep 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I was surfing the web, left the room for a few minutes and came back to a blank screen. My remote mouse wouldn't work, I couldn't get it to react by wiggling the laptop mouse or hitting keypads. Two lights...

Your laptop went into sleep mode/hibernate. In many cases windows could not recover from these situations. One solution is to update the BIOS of your laptop on the acer website. Easy way to fix it is setting your power options under control panel. You can configure the settings here if your pc is idle to prevent sleep mode or hibernate.

Sep 08, 2010 | ASUS Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My 42'' lg lcd will not power up controls on set are totally unresponsive and the remote will get a flicker on the power light but will not acess any menu or input screens have been able to get it on by...

this is definately tuner board they not hard to get try ebay either look for the board model or buy a broken screen tv and then use the board and sell the bits seperate to recover money back from the tuner :) hope this was useful

Mar 26, 2010 | LG 42LG30 42 in. LCD HDTV

1 Answer

I can't get it out of hibernation mode and it won't turn on. I have had it charging for 5 hours.


Hold the poweroff switch for a while and release.Then disable the hibernation mode in the power options.


Oct 27, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

2 Answers

Acer aspire 5535 hibernation blank screen stuck

it might be your harddisk you should check it first it may not be loading your o/s or unbootable partition

Sep 08, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5535-5050 Notebook

1 Answer

Screen goes blank after hibernation - Dell Inspirion 530 Vista

Turn off vista hybrid sleep and hibernation mode. It causes more problems then it helps.

Jun 25, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

PC won't wake up after Hibernate, Standby or Restart

You need to take off your hibernation.
In control panel display then screensaver.Then click power at the bottom of that screen.
You'll see a setting for system standby you can set that to never.At the top click on hibernate remove the check in enable hibernation.
Click apply restart and your system should work.

Jan 12, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R40 2722 Notebook

2 Answers

Screen broken

no reconoce mi equipo

Mar 25, 2008 | Motorola Mobility V300

1 Answer

Acer LCD Monitor

It is with your system. You might have hibernation enabled and many advanced video cards cannot recover from a bios or control panel timed hibernate. Start by using the Power Options from the control panel. Select "Always On" for everything and select the Hibernate tab to be sure that the Hibernate check box is not selected. Make sure you APPLY the settings. If the problem goes away, you can tweak the settings to get the power savings features you want without losing your system..

Dec 11, 2007 | Acer AL1711 17" LCD Monitor

Not finding what you are looking for?
Compaq Presario M2000 Notebook Logo

356 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Compaq Computers & Internet Experts

pankaj rautela
pankaj rautela

Level 3 Expert

1252 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Are you a Compaq Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides