Milo at Windows Vista Weblog warns readers to “Beware of Windows Vista Hibernation”, saying he, and a bunch of other people, are seeing a problem with Windows Vista returning from hibernation. It’s a problem I’m seeing, too, a dreaded Blue Screen of Death when turning the computer back on, so bad to the point that I dread putting the computer into hibernation.
What problems am I seeing?
- When the laptop is plugged in, if I press the button to hibernate, it doesn’t. The screen fades to black, but after a few seconds, all I have to do is move the mouse, and it comes back. It never actually hibernates and shuts off if plugged in, even overnight.
- In order to hibernate, I must first unplug the computer.
- When returning from hibernation, the computer must be unplugged. If I plug it in while resuming, and in most cases, even if plugged in at all, it will take a few minutes to resume, and the second it shows the mouse, the screen goes all blue (no text, just blue) and the computer reboots.
So, yeah, hibernation is completely broke, but then again, it didn’t work well on XP two years ago either. It seems like, on every hibernation-capable system I’ve owned, hibernation works as advertised the first month after installing Windows, and then breaks and gets progressively more broken as time goes by. I might have to reinstall Vista sometime this month just to improve matters.
How’s hibernation working (failing) for you?