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Hibernation on XP


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Tori8

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I tried to turn off my hibernation on my laptop but when I click on the power button under screen saver nothing happens... is there a way to fix this or a way around it? My computer keeps restarting and I'm wondering if its the hibernation thing or something else... :/
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happyrock

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Hi Tori8 ...welcome to Geeks To Go... :)

Windows XP is set by default to reboot your computer when it hits a critical error. For most users I suppose this is a good thing, as no one likes to see the BSOD (blue screen of death). But in this case, we actually WANT to see the BSOD because it contains some useful information in diagnosing the problem. In order to force your computer to show you the BSOD, need to tell it to stop auto restarting on critical errors.

Right-click...My Computer... and then click ...Properties...
Click the ..Advanced tab...
Under Startup and Recovery.. click ..Settings... to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box....
Clear the ..Automatically restart.. check box, and click OK the necessary number of times...

Restart your computer for the settings to take effect....

Edited by happyrock, 17 October 2008 - 07:22 AM.

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