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wont wake up after hibernation

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ksc, Apr 20, 2006.

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  1. ksc

    ksc Thread Starter

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    Got an Inspiron 6000, XP home sp2. When I let the battery run down (or whatever) and the puter hibernates it won't wake up and keep the files that were still open. I basically have to reboot it and find that everything is gone. Yes, I have low battery alarms set, but sometimes I underestimate the time it takes to get plugged back up.

    Is this a hardware problem? Puter is still under warranty.

    Is this a Windows problem?

    I just need some general direction, don't know where to begin w/tech support if it is a hardware problem.

    Thanks!
     
  2. bonk

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    Are you saying that you keep using it until the battery is flat and shuts down from alck of power...or as you say hibernates and when you get the main power back on or restart it you files are gone that you were using?

    You can go to Control Panel under power Management and set the alarm to warn you way before it gets that low....if it gets so low then your files won't be saved
     
  3. ksc

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    yes and yes. There have been times when i've used it till it shuts down b/c the battery is completely (or almost) drained. And then there are times when I put it into hibernation INTENTIONALLY and it doesnt' recover the files.

    i do have the power settings set to alarm at 3%.

    on another Inspiron 6000, that I occasionally use, I am able to go into hibernation and the files i left open are still there.

    they behave differently and I dont' know why.
     
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    I would say there is a better battery on the other one and I would try and set it up to more than 3% on alarm......and see how it goes.
     
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