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rc775 is missing the hibernate tab under the power scheme options. We need to figure that out.

One thing I found in searching is that the tab disappears if a reboot is required to finish installing some MS updates.

This is where we have already been. Just for reference at this link. XP home hibernate

Take a look at THIS

EDIT: More info

When I went into my BIOS settings apon restart I changed my Power settings from API/ACPI to simply ACPI and restarted. I logged in and lo' and behold I had my options back (including the hybernate option on power options console).


Edited by 123Runner, 17 April 2011 - 12:45 PM.

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Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".

For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Flyupload, and post download link.


If you don't have Windows CD....
This applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc"
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.

Go Start and then Run
type in regedit and click OK


Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries Values on the right hand side.

The one we want is called: SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, usually D and that is why it is asking for the XP CD.
All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.

Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!


Thanks to Broni for the instructions



Revised and Simplified:


Do you have a valid XP CD?

If so, place it in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below:
  • Click on Start and select Run... type sfc /scannow (note the space) (Let this run undisturbed until the window with the blue progress bar goes away)

SFC
- Which stands for System File Checker,
retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.
If you want to see what was replaced, right-click My Computer and click on Manage. In the new window that appears, expand the Event Viewer (by clicking on the + symbol next to it) and then click on System.
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Have you recently reinstalled the OS?

The more I dig in to this the more it keeps turning up a possibility of outdated drivers.

From another search I found reference to the chipset drivers not installed.

I recently reinstalled Windows XP on my desktop and encountered the same thing. I had hibernation enabled in the power configuration within Windows, and I had APCI set up correctly in the BIOS. When I went to shutdown, the ''standby'' button was greyed out and pressing shift showed that hibernation was also unavailable. Before reinstallation, both Standby and Hibernation were functional.

After much looking into, I found that all drivers installed must support this function. The default drivers that come with Windows XP that automatically install your hardware during setup may allow your hardware to work, but they may not allow standby or hibernation. I had to go through each component and download/update to the latest drivers from the manufacturer. Turns out, it was my motherboard chipset driver that after I installed the latest driver, the Standby and Hibernation button during shutdown was no longer greyed out and was functional again.


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Turns out, it was my motherboard chipset driver that after I installed the latest driver, the Standby and Hibernation button during shutdown was no longer greyed out and was functional again.


I think you are on to something here 123Runner.
Good detective work.
:D
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Running Windows File protection, 3/4 done.
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When done, nothing!
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Have you recently reinstalled the OS?
NO
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My Hibernate tab has left the building!
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Go to

Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f

Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

Reboot after your done running chkdsk /r...
then Go to Start...Run and type: eventvwr.msc press Enter
When Event Viewer opens, click on Applications... then scroll down to [b]Winlogon]/b] and double-click on it. This is the log created after running Checkdisk...copy and paste the log back here


We will advise after studying the log.
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Ok, did this a couple wks ago, usually takes about 45 min.
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Hmm interesting.
OK something isn't right here.
I think we need to go a different way here.

What I would suggest you do is to Backup your Data Files.
For this I would suggest using a External Hard Drive Enclosure. This will allow you to keep your Important Data safe and Separated from the main system in case of problems. The cost for this kind of Backup System has come down a lot. I would suggest a 500 Gig capacity for your needs. Since you will only be Backing Up Data Files Only this should be sufficient to do that for you. Follow the next two links to see examples of the price you will be looking at.
HERE
HERE

I suggest going to Microsofts Backup Tutorial and follow the steps to do a Backup to a External Drive and also it will guide you on how to do a Scheduled Backup even at night.

Another way you can do a Backup is by using DVDs. This method is just as effective and can be done using the same steps as above.


After the above is done then go on to the next step.



Repair Installation Instructions

Insert your Windows XP CD in your CD-ROM and then Restart your computer.

At the first post screen start tapping the Del key to enter System Bios
Find the Advance Options or Boot Sequence screen.
You will need to change the boot sequence so that the CDrom is first and the HD is second.
Press F10 to Save and Exit and then press Enter to accept.
The system will now reboot
When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed. DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION.

On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected and highlighted in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

You can also go HERE
to read a step by step tutorial with screenshots.
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OK, I have a couple more HD's I can use and a couple more computers for back up. Not sure how to keep all the microsoft updates, etc. from having to go that long process over again.
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You will have to do all the updates again. No way around that when you do a repair installation.
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That is interesting. Never seen that before in event viewer and then the error.

Repair install. :D
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