09 January, 2008

Windows XP hibernate mode problem

Do you have a problem with Hibernate mode in Windows XP?
And you can't turn on Hibernate mode from Power Options Panel, it says: "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process".
I found one crasy method how to resolve this problem on my computer (AMD64/1G RAM/MB Asus M2NE/Video Asus N7600/IDE HDD).

  • Delete file: WINDOWS\system32\drivers\atapi.sys (it will be restored by Windows).

  • Manualy enable hibernate mode (now it isn't throw error message).

  • Switch computer to Hibernate mode.

Is it helpful?


Anonymous said...

This worked great for me! No problems, and finally I can use Hibernate!

Anonymous said...

works for me too.

Anonymous said...

Oh Shi.----

IT actually works

I wonder why?

Damn Windows bugs... never got rid of them all

you fix one thing and manage to trash another in the process

Thanx for the tip

Anonymous said...

Thank you, this was a problem that was bugging me for a long time. And now it is fixed

Hakim said...

Thank You very very much it was big problem for me but now with your help it is solved.

Tam said...

problem with that solution is windows will put back atapi.sys file deleted. plus windows xp with sp3 will not boot without file. I fixed it by booting into safe mode and replacing file to an earlier version my version (5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108)) of the file I'm using and haven't had any problems and windows events does not display errors anymore.

Kent Pawar said...

Yes it worked! quick and easy.. thanks :D

Bohdan said...

Just I need, thank you very mach :-)

Anonymous said...

for me tooo,..thankss

Blac Hawk said...

thnx man!!!

Dr.Ajith said...

Works 100% Excellent......Dr.Ajith