View Full Version : Can't hibernate anymore.

03-10-2004, 09:42 PM
Recently I had re-installed my Windows Xp Home on my laptop, due to some problem. After re-installing, I can't use the hibernate option anymore! The option to enable just isn't there.

And I had asked to activate Windows, which I had activated the time when I bought it. Any ideas how to skip activating?

03-11-2004, 01:02 AM
This might offer a solution to the activation issue but can't guarantee since it didn't work the one time I tried:

Windows XP Tips

Have you ever wanted to reinstall Windows XP on a particular computer but chose not to because you weren't sure what you'd encounter when it came to Windows Product Activation (WPA)?

Well, there's no need to be concerned because information about the current activation is stored in an encrypted database file named Wpa.dbl, which you can back up and then restore once you've reinstalled XP. Keep in mind that this technique allows you only to reinstall XP on the same computer--it isn't a hack to pirate the OS.

Here's how to back up the Wpa.dbl file:

Insert a blank, formatted disk into the floppy disk drive.
Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Right-click the Wpa.dbl file and select Send To | 3-1/2 Floppy.

You can then reformat the hard disk and reinstall XP. Once the installation procedure is complete, follow these steps to restore the Wpa.dbl file:

Restart the computer.
Press [F8] when you see the message Please Select The Operating System To Start.
From the Windows Advanced Options Menu, select Safe Mode.
Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Rename the new Wpa.dbl to Wpa.new.
Insert the disk that contains the backup into the floppy disk drive.
Copy the Wpa.dbl file from the floppy disk to the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Restart the computer.

Since you're using the exact copy of XP that was previously installed, the original Wpa.dbl file will be accepted, and you won't have to go through all the hassle of reactivation.

03-11-2004, 09:02 PM
But I had already installed Windows XP Home. What else can I do?
And What about the hibernation option? Anyone any idea?

03-11-2004, 11:40 PM
Oh, well, I was under the impression that as far as the activation goes, you just didn't want to have to go through it again when you're asked to do it. What I posted before is a possible way to get around that.

03-12-2004, 12:13 AM
If you did the reinstall, then most likely you will have to do the activation over.

The hibernation....could be a driver issue, have you reinstalled all your needed drivers?

03-12-2004, 04:50 AM
Originally posted by kenghoong,

After re-installing, I can't use the hibernate option anymore! The option to enable just isn't there.
Maybe XP didn't recognize your computer's BIOS as ACPI capable, yes it happens sometimes, so didn't install the support for ACPI ! If that is the case, there is no other way IMO other than to reinstall windows. To check whether the ACPI is detected and support is installed. Check in the device manager.

ctrl panel > system > hardware > device manager > expand 'computer'

If the ACPI entry is there, then the support is installed and your problem lies some where else, If it's not there .........<img src=http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v83/shanmuga/sigh.gif>