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Vista, HP DV2210us freezes at start of waking from sleep/hibernation

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This is a HP dv2210us which has a Go 6150 graphics card. From this microsoft knowledge base entry, assuming that this card has a PCI-E bus (NVIDIA tech specs), I need this hotfix.

The hot fix doesn't work for me.

The computer is now such that it will not boot up easily - it gets stuck at a blank screen whenever I switch it on. I have to coax it to get past what ever is stopping it by hitting f8 and catching it at the right boot phase.

I'm gonna wipe the hibernation file and see if that works. No

I do get an error - \boot\memtest.exe 0xc0000221 file possibly corrupt, header checksum does not match the computed checksum.

I think I will restore the computer to the factory default (yes, I do not have vista disks, thank you HP and Microsoft).

2008.03.18: I think the computer has a problem shutting down when it is asked to restart.

2008.03.22: Apparently the HP service techs know about this problem and will fix it since it is under warranty. They promise delivery on April 15, so I will be laptop free for about 3 weeks at least. That said HPs warranty covers home pickup and delivery, so thats a bit less hassle. Now if only they had a loaner laptop service...


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