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XP Won't Wake Up from Hibernate

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Old 06-04-2009
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XP Won't Wake Up from Hibernate

Hello,
Problem: The computer is in hibernate and won't wake up. I get the Dell start up splash screen, but I do not get the resuming Windows bar. After the Dell screen, I get just a blinking cursor (white horizontal line type) in the upper left hand corner.

Computer: Dell Inspiron 9300 with a recently installed (about 6 months ago) WD 160GB SATA hard drive.
OS: XP with SP3

Looking for one of the following solutions:
1) How the heck to wake the thing up
2) How to recover the files off the hard drive if I can't get the computer to wake up (really only need 1 folder of music & one folder of photos, everything else was backed up)
3) Any good reason that a hard drive could be damaged so quickly? The computer is a desktop replacement, and very rarely leaves the desk.

I'm a competent computer user, but not expert. In my school (I'm a teacher), I am tech support, but I haven't made the leap to Linux.

Thanks for your help,
Scott

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Old 06-04-2009
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Re: XP Won't Wake Up from Hibernate

Hello, you are not alone with this problem buddy, there are many more people who are using Dell systems. Actually this is very well know problem with several Dell computers running Windows XP with Service Pack 3. Anyways, there are two ways to get out of this problem:

1st: Disable the Hybernation
2nd: Download BIOS Flash from Dell?s official website and Flash your system?s BIOS to the latest version.

That?s it.
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