How come my computer keeps going into hibernate mode and I cannot stop it?

by on August 10, 2009

Q: Yesterday when I logged onto my computer it kept going into hibernation randomly and I couldn’t start it back up. So I restarted my computer and logged back on. About 10-15 min later it did it again, so I restarted again and logged back on. I went to go to control panel to turn hibernation mode off and it froze and I kept trying to change the setting but it would freeze on me. I decided to do a System Recovery (because I thought I had a virus) and things were going fine but in the middle of it it went into hibernation mode an I couldn’t get out of it. I waited about 15 min for it to turn back on, but it didn’t so I was forced to restart it. When I logged back on Windows wouldn’t come up and this Error message came up

Windows could not start because of an error in the software.
Please report this problem as: load needed DLLs for kernel.
Please contact your support person to report this problem.

After I read this I pressed enter and my computer restarted and gave me this message. I tried to do another system recovery but it went into hibernation mode after 10-15 min into the process.

Is there a way to turn off hibernation mode, w/o being able to go to the control panel? and is there any other way I can fix this problem?

I’m using Windows XP, and my computer didn’t come with a recovery disk. (the recovery option come sup at start up).

3 Responses to “How come my computer keeps going into hibernate mode and I cannot stop it?”

    Is this a laptop or a desktop computer?


    It’s a desktop computer.


    First thing we need to do is see if this is a hardware problem or a software problem. I suggest burning yourself a knoppix Linux Cd ( ) on another computer, and then booting up your computer with this CD in place. Your computer will boot from the CD drive, completely ignoring your windows xp installation on the harddrive.

    Try running knoppix for a while and see if hit any reboot/hibernate problems. If you do then there is something wrong with your computer’s hardware. If it works fine for a few hours it’s probably an issue with your Windows installation. Let us know how it goes.