I installed Windows 7 Professional on a new XPS 8700 and am trying to get it to hibernate automatically.
First problem (solved): I could go into hibernation from Shut Down, but when rebooting it would hang unable to find my SSD boot drive. Going into the BIOS setup showed that it only saw the hard drives, not the SSD. Unplugging for 10 seconds and replugging, it then saw the SSD and booted OK.
Fix: Plug the SSD into the SATA 0 socket. Now it reboots from hibernation just fine.
But it still won't hibernate automatically. Power profile is set to hibernate after 60 minutes, but it doesn't.
Please reinstall the Video card driver on the system for issue resolution. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, select the OS, then download the Video card driver from Video section onto the system and install it.
Please let me know if this helps.
Hi, Ravi -
Thanks for your reply.
I have further traced this problem to the local network.
To see the cause, I can run the Command Prompt as administrator and run the command
This gives the message
An active remote client has recently sent requests to this machine.
Searching on this message gives a number of possible solutions but so far none of them have worked. However it does not appear to be a problem with the Dell computer.
In case anyone else is encountering this problem, here is a batch file I am using to monitor what is keeping the machine from sleeping It should be run as Administrator.
powercfg -requests | find " "
: Delay 30 seconds
ping 10.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 30000 > nul