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Lights Out, WHS won't come out of hibernation


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my E6600 and 945 based Gigabyte MB died so replaced it with i5 and Asus P7H55-M/USB3 MB. All well with change - added drivers and re-registered with MS. But now the server won't come out of hibernation/suspension when a client PC starts up.

The Lights Out client keeps the server going while the client is on and the server goes into ibernation or suspend (tried both) when they are turned off.

I have tried:

1. re-installing Lights Out client

2. checked all bios settings and turned on all power wake up options

3. checked forum but nothing similar

Any help would be appreciated

 

Thanks

Chris

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Try deleting the hiberfil file?

At command prompt: powercfg -h off

Reboot

At command prompt: powercfg -h on

Give that a test

Thanks - I assume that's on the whs?

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Thanks - I assume that's on the whs?

 

Tried the powercfg command with the following

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C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>powercfg -h off

Hibernation failed with the following error: The request is not supported.

 

The following items are preventing hibernation on this system.

The system is running in PAE mode, and hibernation is not allowed in PAE mode.

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not sure what this means

 

Also can't find the "hiberfil" on the whs

 

thanks

Chris

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Tried the powercfg command with the following

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C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>powercfg -h off

Hibernation failed with the following error: The request is not supported.

 

The following items are preventing hibernation on this system.

The system is running in PAE mode, and hibernation is not allowed in PAE mode.

---------------------------------------------------

not sure what this means

 

Also can't find the "hiberfil" on the whs

 

thanks

Chris

Sorry, Chris. My bad. That's the command for Windows 7.

 

For WHS:

powercfg /hibernate off

powercfg /hibernate on

 

To see hidden system files:

Open Windows Explorer >Tools>Folder Options...>View>Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)>Apply

 

If hibernation is enabled, you'll see hiberfil.sys in the system root.

 

MS powercfg info for Server 2003

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clarification required due to lack of coffee
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Sorry, Chris. My bad. That's the command for Windows 7.

 

For WHS:

powercfg /hibernate off

powercfg /hibernate on

 

To see hidden system files:

Open Windows Explorer >Tools>Folder Options...>View>Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)>Apply

 

If hibernation is enabled, you'll see hiberfil.sys in the system root.

 

MS powercfg info for Server 2003

 

Thanks DVN, no problem, but I think you had it right. I think the issue is not the command but the PAE mode preventing it (the earlier error msg), no hiberfil.sys either. The one thing that changed was I had 2G of memory originally - when i rebuilt I put in 4G - so it looks like from some initial reading of PAE mode, PAE now operates and prevents the powercfg /hibernate command from functioning.

 

lights out puts the server into hibernation it just doesn't come out of hiberbation.

 

I am going to reinstall light out again and see what happens.

 

cheers

Chris

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Thanks DVN, no problem, but I think you had it right. I think the issue is not the command but the PAE mode preventing it (the earlier error msg), no hiberfil.sys either. The one thing that changed was I had 2G of memory originally - when i rebuilt I put in 4G - so it looks like from some initial reading of PAE mode, PAE now operates and prevents the powercfg /hibernate command from functioning.

 

lights out puts the server into hibernation it just doesn't come out of hiberbation.

 

I am going to reinstall light out again and see what happens.

 

cheers

Chris

Still no joy - reinstall with latest lights out and latest drivers for LAN and motherboard didn't help - any thoughts appreciated

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So go back to 2 GB RAM and give it a test?

 

I see there is a recent BIOS update for your motherboard - Version 1703. Mentions something about improving system stability. Who knows? If you're comfortable with flashing a mother BIOS, maybe try that. If nothing else, you could at least note what BIOS version you're running and see what things are fixed in more recent versions, if any. Definitely drop back to 2 GB first, just to make sure you can reestablish proper functioning with Lights Out.

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