Issues Resuming from Sleep or Hibernate State

Issues Resuming from Sleep or Hibernate State

Article Summary: Issues resuming from Sleep (S3) or Hibernate (S4) states.

Table of Contents :

  1. Issue
  2. Solution

1. Issue

Systems may experience intermittent failure to resume from sleep or hibernation state.

The symptom usually appears as "hiberfil.sys" corruption with a black/white text screen telling you to hit enter to continue.

Note: Issue seen on systems shipped with ME state set to 'Disabled' (no out of band management purchased)

2. Solution

To resolve this issue, download and install the latest BIOS release from

The following BIOS versions will have the fix included:

  • E6320, E6420 and E6520 - A04 or later
  • Optiplex 990 - A04 or later
  • Optiplex 790 - A04 or later
  • Precision T1600 - A04 or later

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Article ID: SLN155059

Last Date Modified: 03/14/2018 02:50 PM

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