Windows XP won't wake from Hibernate - totally can't do anything!

Hi there,

I guess there have been alot of people with problems waking their computer up from hibernation, but they are at least able to restart their computer and get it running well.

My problem is that it's been put on Hibernate, and it does not start up anymore. When I press the power button (which usually wakes my laptop from hibernation), the power button lights up for a second, then goes off. The laptop does not even attempt to boot.

Solutions I've tried:
- Pressing and holding down the power button with power supply plugged in, for 15s.
- Pressing and holding down the power button with power supply plugged in, for 60s.
- Pressing and holding down the power button without power supply plugged in, for 15s.
- Pressing and holding down the power button without power supply plugged in, for 60s.
- Removing RAM chips and going through the above 4.
- Removing HDD and going through the above 4.
- Removing both RAM and HDD and going through the above 4.
- Removing CMOS battery without any power supply plugged in (which requires a total strip down of my laptop)

After all my attempts at DIY solutions, the power button still annoyingly lights up for a second, and then goes blank after that and nothing is accomplished.

Before I head out to get a new laptop, I wish to resolve this problem. I have always used Hibernate and nothing like this has ever happened. Just a couple of days before this problem, Standby seems to work fine.

If it's any help, I'm using NEC Versa S940, Windows XP SP3 (I think) with 2GB of RAM, 60GB HDD. Any other info that will help?

 

Thanks! Appreciate any comments!

 

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Last updated May 30, 2018 Views 2,270 Applies to:
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With the laptop being as old as it is, you may be better off saving the money to fix it to use on that new Acer :-)

I don't know if it's the MB itself, or possibly the internal power supply, but if it doesn't even power up to a POST or splash screen image, something is bad wrong with it.


SC Tom
-There's no such thing as TMI when asking for tech support.

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