Why can I not resume Windows 7 from Hibernation?

imabookfreak July 5, 2011
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For some reason, my hibernation function isn’t working right. I hibernate successfully. When I power my laptop back on, it shows the “Resuming Windows” screen and goes to a black screen with an underscore character blinking in the top left, like a console window. This is normal, and usually displays this “console-like” screen for a mere second or two before going to the desktop. But now it just sits on that screen for ages, doing nothing.

Anyone know why this might be occurring?

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  1. Ghady
    June 14, 2012 at 7:22 am

    I had the same problem I'm really confused my laptop isn't working after hibernate

  2. Imabookfreak
    July 7, 2011 at 5:21 am

    I'll keep these tips in mind next time I hibernate. Thank you all.

  3. Rodney
    July 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I personally have found that some of the usb items I have plugged in will stop the computer from coming out of hibernation. Unplug any unused cables and see if that helps.

  4. sushil kumar
    July 6, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    how much time after you resume your window?

  5. Anonymous
    July 6, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Remove the battery, then hold the power button for 2 minutes, reinstall the battery and try to boot now. You can also try to reset the cmos battery.

    Or bo to BIOS and look for the power management there and try sime configuration.

    windows control manager - Power Configuration, and disable the "hybrid Sleep" mode (which inadvertently enable "Hibernate" in start menu). 

    If one or more of your DIMMs are partially bad! Then this can be a problem, remove the bad one(s),