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Hibernate fails and then the option to hibernate disappear

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Last Modified: 2013-11-17

I'm using the hibernate option for years now on a Dell D600 and until few days ago it worked nicely. No more.

After a reboot, the hibernate option is available for me in Start->Shut Down->Hibernate but when I'm trying to use it the screen go black and after few seconds_ it returns to the desktop_ (the progress bar of hibernating doesn't appear). Once this happens, there is _no longer a hibernate option_ in Start->Shut Down and the Hibernate tab doesn't exist in Power Management. The only way to bring hibernate back is to reboot. This behavior is not consistent but if didn't happen after the first hibernate then will happen in the following one.

When this happens, it is possible to Standby and the file hiberfil.sys still exists.

I've turned off all devices that can wake-up.
S1 and S3 are available.
I've tried to disable hibernation (hiberfil.sys was removed) and bring it back (the file reappeared)

The behavior may be related to memory upgrade from 1G to 1.5G by replacing a 512B with a 1G.

Any ideas?

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