We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Tech Helproom


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

Windows xp hibernates on startup.


Hughiec

Likes # 0

I am using Windows XP and my Pc seems to hibernate on startup. The hibernation sessions seem to be getting longer for no apparent reason. Can anyone help?

Like this post
Fruit Bat /\0/\

Likes # 0

Try starting in Safe Mode, then: Click Start, click Run, type or paste next line and press Enter: POWERCFG.EXE /HIBERNATE OFF

Also in Safe Mode, right click desktop, click Properties, click Screen Saver,

if there is a checkmark by "On resume, password protect", then UNcheck it.

Then, click Power. On the 1st (left) tab, in the Power Schemes dropdown, choose "Presentation", which has "Never" for the default on all 4 items, (only 2 of the 4 are visible in Safe Mode.) Click OK, OK. Restart computer.

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Nexus 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 comparison: Lollipop phablet takes on KitKat flagship smartphone

IDG UK Sites

Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

IDG UK Sites

Free rocket & space sounds: NASA launches archive of interstellar audio on SoundCloud

IDG UK Sites

iPad Air 2 review: Insanely fast and alarmingly thin. Speed tests, camera tests, beautiful...