02-26-2012 06:12 PM
02-26-2012 09:45 PM - edited 02-26-2012 10:00 PM
What operating system? One of these procedures may help, although if you can see a hibernate option now, the symptoms aren't quite what you describe.
(they are basically the same command line - I don't recall if both forms work on both Vista and 7)
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02-27-2012 03:56 AM
Both solutions look fine, but don't work for me, sorry.
Called from any button, the Hibernation functionality isn't there:
The "Moon" blinking doesn't start;
The screen goes in Log Off, instead of being blanked;
The disk continues to turn, even after waiting for minutes.
The Sleep performs as before, perfectly.
Now, the old disk was a bit damaged, and at Rescue, the program told me that part of an application couldn't be saved, as it was corrupted:
Not sure if that's related to hibernation.
02-27-2012 04:17 AM - edited 02-27-2012 09:15 AM
First of all re-assign the drive letters to the state as on the old HDD
(Controlpanel - Administrative Tools - Computermanagement - Diskmanagement)
But the error you mentioned in your last posting seems to be a major problem.
Maybe your backup had tried to backup corrupted data and could not restore them.
The full name of the file/directory seems to be:
("directory-structure under Windows 7" - your Vista should have a similar)
Information about that DLL: http://www.win7dll.info/sdohlp_dll.html
02-27-2012 06:14 AM
I fixed the disk labels to what they were before. Still the same in terms of hibernation. BTW, I went into Control Panel and made sure I have the same setup for advance power mgmt re sleep and hibernation as on the other HDD.
BTW, I still have the old HDD around and I checked the number of directories
containing "datastore" in their names is the same (8),
so I guess it probably it was just a file (dll perhaps), not a folder, that I remember having to skip during Rescue on DVDs as it was rejected as corrupt. I don't have its full name, but I could find it after some comparison with the old system.
Even if I have its name, how would I go about replacing just such a component?
It might not be related to Hibernation, still I'm of course concerned.
The only hope for getting an absolutely clean system would be to go to the
factory OS Recovery Disks with (which I have) with Vista Ultimate SP1, then add the SP2, but I would need to add lots of applications and data that I added in between.
02-27-2012 09:13 AM - edited 02-27-2012 09:30 AM
Sorry, i've forgotten to add "Found under Windows 7" in my posting above, but the Vista file- and directory structure is similar.
You are right with the numbers of directories. - I'd just googled for it and found on trojan boards in the posted logfiles three and more directories you mentioned containing that DLL.
Sorry, but i've no idea, how to fix - maybe Google resp. MS-Support pages might help, if you search for the DLL file name.
It's not surprising, that fixing the drive letters did not "repair" your hibernation problem, but a couple of the Thinkvantage toole need the correct letters to work properly f.ex. Rescue and Recovery.
02-27-2012 12:42 PM
> It's not surprising, that fixing the drive letters did not "repair" your hibernation problem, but a couple of the Thinkvantage toole need the correct letters to work properly f.ex. Rescue and Recovery.
Oh, definitely, and I appreciate your help.
Now, what I've discovered is that there are "drivers" for T500 power management, but I couldn't find any for Vista Ultimate, just for XP, etc.
Perhaps I should update some drivers. This is common after R & R.
02-27-2012 12:57 PM - edited 02-27-2012 12:58 PM
Remove the Thinkpad PM Driver from Controlpanel - Programs and Functions and install it new:
02-28-2012 04:37 AM
I updated the PM driver as per your advice, then I
reactivated hibernation with
powercfg /hibernate on
Unfortunately, no changes.
However, I appreciate your help in removing one path for cause.