Posted on 2015-01-10
Last Modified: 2015-01-11
System  goes into hibernation ok but keyboard and mouse not functional at wakeup.

Other anomalies exist.

How do I restore/rebuild the hibernate function?


Question by:SteveDico
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 40542352
I'd start with disabling it.  Then deleting the Hiberfil.sys file (hidden, system file on C:\) and then re-enable and test.

If it still fails, SFC /SCANNOW to verify OS integrity and consider upgrading / downgrading drivers as it could be a problem with the driver for the input devices not properly "waking up" when the system is restored.
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 40542359
I disable 'hibernate' and 'sleep' on all my machines and almost all my customer's machines because too many computers do not recover properly.  The machines that work properly of course, I never hear about.
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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If the above suggestion does not work, can you describe the other anomalies?

Did you recently run a malware scan? If not, please do so, you can do that using the free version of MBAM (
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Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
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I routinely use Hibernate on all my laptops - thought I RARELY use sleep.  And I RARELY see any issues with doing so.  When I do, it's usually driver related.

Author Comment

ID: 40543083
Thank you all for your input.

The easiest path was the charm....powercfg -h....via elevated command.  

Disable- reboot-re-enable.

Bless the CLI!

Thanks Y'all


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