I can't use hibernate in WinXP ???

By Zaracattle ยท 11 replies
May 22, 2006
  1. I'm using OS Winxp,everytime I want to use hibernate for computer then OS give a notice that "API exist can't exit",I saw one symbol on taskbar by a triangle and a exclamation point inside.I don't understand !!!Everybody can show me the way to solve this problem,thanks very much!!!!!
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    basicaly means that you have a stubborn program or a device that wont allow you to continue into hibernate.. close that program down and try hibernating again...
  3. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    If you have Alchohol 120% uninstall it and retry. If it turns out that it still doesn't work, re-install it.

    It's a guess, but an educated one. :p
  4. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    If you look in the properties on any device installed on your PC through Device Manager, some (such as Network Card) have the option to bring your PC out of Stand-By ... you guys think that would cover hibernation? Im a little sceptical!
  5. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    I don't think that covers hibernation, but I've never had cause to find out :D
  6. Zaracattle

    Zaracattle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    But I checked and no problems with devices....I don't install Virtual Drive program.so why?????
  7. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    So when you right-click on your desktop and select "Properties", select the Screen Saver tab & click on the "Power" button, have you enabled the hibernation tab? Usually (from memory) if you get that little ! sign thats triangle & yellow (how bad of a description is that!) in the navigation pane, you have a faulty UPS. You haven't specified that you have a UPS have you?

    Google it a bit ... but I mean in general Hibernation sux!

    Oh ... is it a laptop?? Some laptops have their own console to change power settings (like Toshiba, etc).
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    solely your opinion.:(

    On my Toshiba laptop, the Toshiba Console gives access to Power Management.
    Once there, I set 'when lid is closed' ... Hibernate from a list of {none, standby, hibernate}

    With Hibernate, process state is written to the HD and the system shuts down
    to save power. Upon restart (ie, opening the lid), processes resume where left off.
    {clearly, there must be sufficient free space for the saved data}

    With Standby, processes are preserved by using the active RAM and swapfile
    content. Power is not conserved, as the memory needs refresh to stay active.

    Either technique is faster getting to the desktop than a cold system boot.
  9. Zaracattle

    Zaracattle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I used normally the hibernate in several times but afterthat when I press "shift key" to use hibernate then OS only run to "closing network connection" ,afterthat it returned desktop and informed that "API function can't exist" with that triangle.Everyone can help me!!!!Thanks very much!!
  10. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Simply disconnect from the internet/netwrok connection before hibernating. It won't be a problem then ;)
  11. Zaracattle

    Zaracattle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think Internet connection is not the problem because when I don't use Internet(disconnect) ,this remains unchanged .I'm using ADSL connection,it's unconvenient to disable Internet connection everytimes I want to use hibernate,then afterthat I must enable it again!!!do you have other ways???thanks!!!
  12. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    i think it should be a matter of playing around with the network settings, one which mentions about "allow this device to standby" or something similar in bios or control panel.. i cant remeber, sorry...

    maybe take a look at this thread, in particular to pendants's post #4.. may or may not relate your problem, but at least give you something to do in the meanwhile we think of something...


    but still, post in this thread..
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