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Strange behavior My computer is an e machines T 2642. It no longer is comint up to the main menu at all so I cannot disable the hibernate feature. Any other ideas? I am stumped.

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Hi again VampireVenus ,

My apologies for the delay in response. I had to iron out something with some of my colleagues about your post

To your problem at hand; If I am not mistaken, the unit is a couple of years old and therefore we could expect some deterioration in any of the hardware components. It is also possible that it could be due to dirt accumulated. If you feel comfortable opening your unit and performing a DIY (do-it-yourself), then it should be possible to restore the PC to operational status.

Why don't we try cleaning first the inside. Upon removal of the side panel, pls pay special attention to the following:
1. heatsink and fan of the CPU;
2. memory and memory slots;
3. video card, video card heatsink & blower, AGP slot;
4. additionally, you can use a pencil eraser to clean the little gold pins of the memory and the video card (assuming the computer has an add-on video card and not a built-in to the motherboard).

A clean, dry paint brush would help. A vacuum cleaner would also be nice. For those areas that are hard to reach, a can of compressed air could be used.

Additionally, there would be a coin size battery inside, should it possible, it may also be worth your while to replace it.

Further, pls verify that the cables are connected snug and fit.

Will look forward to your update(s).

Posted on May 04, 2008

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Heres a Few Tips to Speed up WIndows Vista...


1.Turn off Windows Search Indexing
Windows Vista search indexing is constantly reviewing files on your system to make their contents available for quick searching. This is handy, but can severely impact system performance.
To disable this constant indexing:
* Click Start then Computer
* Right Click the C: Drive
* On General Tab, Uncheck Index this drive for faster searching
* On the subsequent dialog box, Select Include subfolders and files
2. Turn off Remote Differential Compression
Remote Differential Compression measures the changes in files over a network to transfer them with minimal bandwidth rather than transferring an entire file that has previously been moved. By constantly checking for file changes, this service can hinder system performance.
To disable this service:
* Open Control Panel
* Switch to Classic View
* Select Program Features
* Choose Turn Windows features on and off
* Scroll down and uncheck Remote Differential Compression
3. Turn off Automatic Windows Defender Operation
Windows Defender real-time protection against malware continues to run despite having Automatic operation disabled.
To disable this feature:
* Open Control Panel
* Select Windows Defender
* Choose Tools from the top menu
* Select Options
* Uncheck Auto Start at the bottom of the window
4. Turn off Automatic Disk Defragmentation
Windows Vista and its always-on defragment feature isn’t really that necessary and can cause system slow down. Just remember to run a defrag manually every week or so.
To disable this:
* Click Start then Computer
* Right Click the C: Drive
* Select the Tools Tab
* Uncheck Run on a schedule
5. Add a 2GB or higher USB Flash drive to take advantage of Windows Ready Boost (Additional Memory Cache)
Ready Boost is Microsoft’s name for using a USB thumb/flash drive to provide some quick access memory the operating system can use as extra RAM. The Ready Boost system can significantly improve system performance.
To set this up:
* Insert a USB Flash Drive (preferably 2GB or more)
* Click Start then Computer
* Right Click the USB Drive in My Computer
* Select the Ready Boost Tab
* Choose Use this device
* Select as much space as you can free up for RAM usage vs. Storage
6. Turn off Windows Hibernation
Windows hibernation background services can use a large amount of system resources. If you don’t use the Hibernate feature on a regular basis you may want to disable it to give Vista a performance boost.
To disable Hibernation:
* Select the Control Panel then Power Options
* Click Change Plan Settings
* Click on Change Advanced Power Settings
* Expand the Sleep selection
* Expand the Hibernate After selection
* Crank the selector down to zero
* Click Apply
7. Turn off System Restore
Analysis and restore point creation by Windows Vista can eat a fair amount of system resources. Disabling this service will obviously mean the system restore feature in Vista will not be available in the event of a system crash. Change this at your own risk.
* Control Panel>System
* Click System Protection on the left panel
* Uncheck the main system drive
* Agree to the confirmation
8. Disable User Access Control (UAC)
This much-loathed new Vista feature attempts to protect your system from malware infection by making you manually confirm a whole host of everyday user operations. While it doesn’t directly impact performance, it can be annoying and might be more hassle than good.
To disable User Access Control:
* Click Start then Control Panel
* Select User Accounts
* Select Turn User Account Control on or off
* Uncheck User Account Control Box
* Restart as recommended
9. Disable excess Windows Services that Auto-Launch at Startup
Just like Windows XP, Vista ships with all kinds of services enabled that load at startup and may never be used by most users.
To see what loads at startup and disable the ones you likely won’t be needing (they can always be started manually later):
* Click Start then Control Panel
* Select Administrative Tools
* Choose System Configuration
* Click the Services Tab
* You can safely deselect:
– Offline Files (unless you’re using Offline File Sync)
– Tablet PC Input Service (unless you have a tablet PC)
– Terminal Services
– Windows Search (If you have already disabled indexing)
– Fax (unless you’re using a fax modem)
10. Disable Excess Windows Features
Windows ships with other features that are listed separately in the Vista operating system from the startup services.
You can view and disable these features by:
* Clicking Start then Control Panel
* Select Program Features
* On the left panel, select Turn Windows Features on or off
* You can safely deselect:
– Indexing Service
– Remote Differential Compression
– Tablet PC Optional Components
– Windows DFS Replication Service
– Windows Fax & Scan (unless you use a modem for faxing)
– Windows Meeting Space (unless you use the Live Meeting Service)

on Jun 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Speed/tune up windows vista


Not all steps are mandatory !!!



1. Turn off Windows Search Indexing
Windows Vista search indexing is constantly reviewing files on your system to make their contents available for quick searching. This is handy, but can severely impact system performance.
To disable this constant indexing:

Click Start then Computer
Right Click the C: Drive
On General Tab, Uncheck Index this drive for faster searching
On the subsequent dialog box, Select Include subfolders and files

2. Turn off Remote Differential Compression
Remote Differential Compression measures the changes in files over a network to transfer them with minimal bandwidth rather than transferring an entire file that has previously been moved. By constantly checking for file changes, this service can hinder system performance.
To disable this service:

Open Control Panel
Switch to Classic View
Select Program Features
Choose Turn Windows features on and off
Scroll down and uncheck Remote Differential Compression

3 Turn off Automatic Windows Defender Operation
Windows Defender real-time protection against malware continues to run despite having Automatic operation disabled.
To disable this feature:

Open Control Panel
Select Windows Defender
Choose Tools from the top menu
Select Options
Uncheck Auto Start at the bottom of the window

5. Turn off Automatic Disk Defragmentation
Windows Vista and its always-on defragment feature isn't really that necessary and can cause system slow down. Just remember to run a defrag manually every week or so.
To disable this:

Click Start then Computer
Right Click the C: Drive
Select the Tools Tab
Uncheck Run on a schedule



6. Add a 2GB or higher USB Flash drive to take advantage of Windows Ready Boost (Additional Memory Cache)
Ready Boost is Microsoft's name for using a USB thumb/flash drive to provide some quick access memory the operating system can use as extra RAM. The Ready Boost system can significantly improve system performance.
To set this up:

Insert a USB Flash Drive (preferably 2GB or more)
Click Start then Computer
Right Click the USB Drive in My Computer
Select the Ready Boost Tab
Choose Use this device
Select as much space as you can free up for RAM usage vs. Storage

7. Turn off Windows Hibernation
Windows hibernation background services can use a large amount of system resources. If you don't use the Hibernate feature on a regular basis you may want to disable it to give Vista a performance boost.
To disable Hibernation:

Select the Control Panel then Power Options
Click Change Plan Settings
Click on Change Advanced Power Settings
Expand the Sleep selection
Expand the Hibernate After selection
Crank the selector down to zero
Click Apply

8. Turn off System Restore
Analysis and restore point creation by Windows Vista can eat a fair amount of system resources. Disabling this service will obviously mean the system restore feature in Vista will not be available in the event of a system crash. Change this at your own risk.

Control Panel>System
Click System Protection on the left panel
Uncheck the main system drive
Agree to the confirmation

9. Disable User Access Control (UAC)

10. Disable excess Windows Services that Auto-Launch at Startup
Just like Windows XP, Vista ships with all kinds of services enabled that load at startup and may never be used by most users.
To see what loads at startup and disable the ones you likely won't be needing (they can always be started manually later):

Click Start then Control Panel
Select Administrative Tools
Choose System Configuration
Click the Services Tab
You can safely deselect:
Offline Files (unless you're using Offline File Sync)
Tablet PC Input Service (unless you have a tablet PC)
Terminal Services
Windows Search (If you have already disabled indexing)
Fax (unless you're using a fax modem)

11. Disable Excess Windows Features
Windows ships with other features that are listed separately in the Vista operating system from the startup services.
You can view and disable these features by:

Clicking Start then Control Panel
Select Program Features
On the left panel, select Turn Windows Features on or off
You can safely deselect:
Indexing Service
Remote Differential Compression
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules (Disable) VPN service stuff
IP Helper (Disable) Until IPV6 is commonly being used----it's worthless
IPsec Policy Agent (Disable) Not many Internet Providers require this---mine doesn't.
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator (Disable) High level networking
Remote Registry (Disable) I really don't want someone else in my Registry, remotely!
Secondary Logon (Disable) No need----I'm the only logon----ever!
Security Center (Disable) No need if you are running another Security Program
Tablet PC Optional Components
Tablet PC Input Service (Disable) I don't have a tablet PC!
Windows Error Reporting Service (Disable) I don't want to inform MS of errors.
Windows Media Center Extender Service (Disable) Unless you hook to an X-Box.
Windows DFS Replication Service
Windows Fax & Scan (unless you use a modem for faxing)
Windows Meeting Space (unless you use the Live Meeting Service)
Windows Firewall (As long as you are running another Firewall)
Windows Search (If you never search the internet without your browser)



12. Stop Security Notifications
You must do this BEFORE you disable the Security Center Service. In the Notification Area which I call systray (bottom-right where the time is), right-click on the Security Shield and choose Open Security Center. On the left choose Change the way Security Center alerts me, then choose Don't notify me and don't display the icon. The shield will disappear.

13. Disable Windows Vista Sidebar and prevent it from running at Start-up
Right-click in the Sidebar area and choose Properties. Then uncheck Start Sidebar when Windows starts. If you want it back for some reason---You can start it any time by simply typing "sidebar" in the search bar of the start menu. This one is a big memory user and WILL slow things down on a normal machine. I found it fairly useless.

14. Speedup Start Menu Search
Start Menu Orb >>>>Run>>>>type in regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced.
Find and right click on Start_SearchFiles and select Modify. Set the Value to 0.
Don't reboot yet till you have done Step 6

15. Speedup Menu Display
Start Menu Orb >>>>Run>>>>type in regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop
Select MenuShowDelay from the settings on the right
Set Value to 200 (I find 0 way to fast...)
Reboot



16. Do an Advanced Disk Cleanup
Start Menu Orb >>>>>Run, type: cleanmgr /sageset:50
Select the options you want, I think it is fine to choose them all. Click OK and close out the window. (there is a space between the r and the /)
Start Menu Orb >>>>>Run, type: cleanmgr /sagerun:50 (there is a space between the r and the /)

on May 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do I get my computer out of hibernation


To disable hibernation in vista proceed as follows: 1. Click Start followed by All Programs and then Accessories
2. On the Accessories menu Right Click on the command prompt.

3. From the drop down menu, Click on the Run Administrator option
4. The Command Prompt window will now open
5. At the command prompt type: powercfg -H off


Disabling Hibernation In XP
The Hibernation feature can be somewhat of a resource hog in XP. If you don't plan to use it, you may as well disable it.
Here's how:
1. Go to Start> Settings> Control Panel.
2. Select the Power Options Icon
3. Click on the Hibernation icon
4. Uncheck Enable Hibernation

Sep 02, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

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My hibernation option is gone.....


Hibernation may be disabled by default in XP.

Go into Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options. Click on the Hibernate tab, then check the Enable Hibernation check box to enable it.

Otherwise:

You can start hibernation of your PC manually, if hibernation is enabled, by:
1. Selecting 'Turn Off The Computer'' from the Start menu.
2. Normally the left choice on the resulting pop-up window is ''Stand-By''. But, if you hold down the Shift key it becomes ''Hibernate''. So holding down the Shift-Key and clicking on the resulting ''Hibernate'' button (the left-most button) will cause your computer to start hibernation mode.

Note that many computers also have a button for starting hibernation mode also. Often pressing the Power button while the computer is on will cause it to go into Hibernation. (Sometimes desktop computers have this option disabled, but it can be enabled through some Setup menu item (unless a special key has been assigned to do it on the keyboard.)


Hope helpful.

Mar 18, 2010 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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My laptop was on hibernation. now it is not booting. please help


Hibernation is enabled by default in Windows Vista, and is one of the seven options (i.e. Hibernate) that appears on the Vista shutdown menu. Hibernate your Vista system will enable you to quickly restore to existing system state and intact workspace instead of start afresh, run programs and open your documents one by one again. If you do not use the hibernate feature in Vista, and want to delete hiberfil.sys and then recover the space occupied by the big hibernation storage file, the hibernation function can be turned off and disabled.
Unlike Windows XP, users cannot turn the hibernation on or off via Vista GUI interface anymore. Previously users can enable or disable hibernation via Power Options applet in Control Panel. This option no longer available in Windows Vista, which also enables Hibernate ability and creates hiberfil.sys by default. Instead, users have to rely on command line utility Powercf and Disk Cleanup Wizard to disable hibernation in Vista. Microsoft KB920730 provides details on how to disable and turn off hibernation on computer running Vista system. You must log on to Vista with user account in Administrators group to perform these action.


Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt or Cmd, and then click Run as Administrator on the pop up contextual menu.
If you are prompted by User Account Control for permission, click Continue.
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: 

powercfg.exe -h off
Type exit, and then press ENTER.

Another easier workaround for those who’re not comfortable to work with command line is to disable hibernation and hybrid sleep feature in Windows Vista is by using Disk Cleanup wizard tool, the built-in Windows disk cleaner to delete hiberfil.sys file. The hibernation file must be enabled to access the hybrid sleep feature and the hibernation feature in Windows Vista.
Click Start button, then go to All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools, and run Disk Cleanup.
Choose which files to clean up, either My files only or Files from all users on this computer is fine. 


On “Drive Selection”, select the Windows Vista boot drive to clean up. Note that you must select the drive where Vista is installed, which normally is also the boot drive (C:) as hiberfil.sys file will be located on the root folder of it. 


Once Disk Cleanup finishes scanning the system, Disk Cleanup for Vista window will open.
Select and tick the check box next to the Hibernation File Cleaner. 



You can select or deselect other type files to clean or preserve from the available items or options in the list provided.
Click OK button when done.
Hibernation will now be removed and disabled.

It will solve your problem.


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When I close the laptop and reopen it, there is just a black screen and I can't get it to work. So I end up having to turn off the computer. Also when I go to the shut down from the start menu, the standby...


You probably have a sticking hibernate, or sleep button. Near the hinge, there is a tiny pin looking thing sticking up. When you shut the computer, this presses against a switch below the case and puts the computer into sleep or hibernate mode. If this sticks, it won't boot up right. Shut the computer down and use canned air to blow out at the pin opening to clear any debris.

Sep 30, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1300 Notebook

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Hiberation mode ,,what do i do/


Hello,

Hibernate mode is a power saving feature for computers. In hibernate mode, the current state of a computer is saved to the hard disk, and the computer shuts down. A user will have to power on the computer to restore the previous settings. When a computer resumes from hibernate mode, it reads the saved settings from the disk and restores the system state as it was before it entered hibernate mode. By default, hibernate mode is disabled. If a computer is not ACPI-enabled or APM-enabled, users will have to enter hibernate mode manually. Users cannot set the computer to automatically hibernate after a certain time. With ACPI-enabled and APM-enabled computers, users are able to set hibernate mode automatically

How to enable Hibernate:
Please follow this steps below to enable your Hibernate features:

1. Go to Main screen in your windows then right click your mouse to an empty area in your main menu.
2. After clicking the right click please select the properties then go to Screen Saver Tab.
3. Please Click the Button name Power then click the Hibernate Tab.
4. Please check the CheckBox name Enable Hibernation to enabled the hibernation if it is not hibernated.
5. To try test the Hibernate process please follow the steps in How to start using Hibernate below.

How to start Using Hibernate:
Please follow this steps below to active your Hibernate Features:

Make sure all necessary programs are closed prior to shutting down. Hibernating will put all programs to "sleep," but some programs won't start up properly. Experiment after this to figure out which programs perform as intended.
  1. Click Start and Shut Down,
  2. Point the standby button and maintain the shift key pushed,
  3. A new hibernation button appears: click it while still holding the shift key: voila your PC will hibernate.
Thanks

Aug 07, 2009 | Averatec C3500 Tablet PC

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I have IBM R40 Laptop


Try pressing the power button next time. That will help you to turn on from an Hibernation.
Alternative you can disable this feature (not recommended for laptops)
  1. Open Control Panel.
    • On the Windows XP default Start menu, click Control Panel.
    • On the Windows XP classic Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

  2. In Control Panel, open Power Options.
    • If the computer is in Category View, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click Power Options.
    • If the computer is in Classic View, double-click the Power Options icon.

  3. In the Power Options Properties dialog box, click the Hibernate tab.
  4. On the Hibernate tab, clear the Enable hibernatation check box, click Apply, and then click OK.

Jan 10, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R40 2897 Notebook

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Strange behavior


Hi,

Initially, pls try disabling the hibernation feature of your computer.

Other than that, would appreciate if you can post back the make and model of your computer.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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