The first thing to try is to reset the hibernation file. In Start Search
type cmd. Right click cmd.exe in the list above and pick Run as
administrator. Type the following commands:
powercfg -h off
powercfg -h on
This will recreate the hibernation file. If this doesn't fix it then look in
the event logs for what driver or program is causing the problem. In the
Start Search box type eventvwr.msc and press the Enter key. Allow the UAC
prompt. Drill down to Applications and Services Logs => Microsoft => Windows
=> Diagnostics-Performance => Operational and look for events in the 300
range Standby Performance Monitoring. This will help to identify the culprit
causing the problem. Fixing it may be harder. If it's a driver there's not
much you can do except lobby the manufacturer to improve their Vista driver.
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
"intclass" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I put my PC to sleep (hibernate) and when I turn it back on it goes through
> the "Now resuming..." screen and then it shows a black screen with a "_"
> flashing in the top left-hand corner. That's where it stops. I then have
> restart the PC and Windows asks if I'd like to try again or just delete
> data and boot normally... I have to choose the latter option.
> Any ideas on what this could be?
> (Vista x64, 2GB RAM, C2D 2.4GHz, Gigabyte P35-DS3R, GeForce 8800GTS, DVICO
> HDTV Tuner)