XP x64 Pro Hibernation Issue

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  1. I just updated my system to 4GB of memory, and ever since the hibernation
    option under power options is not available. If I reduce the memory back to
    2GB, it automatically reappears next time I boot up. Does anyone know if
    there is a limit to the amount of ram hibernation supports in XP x64 Pro, or
    if there is anything I can do to enable hibernation with 4GB of memory? Any
    assistance is greatly appreciated.

    -blitz22080
     
    =?Utf-8?B?YmxpdHoyMjA4MA==?=, Jul 20, 2007
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  2. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888575. Hibernation should work with
    4GB.

    See the Note under Workaround in the KB article. You may also - instead of
    the switch - be able to adjust your BIOS settings to map the PCI memory
    resources above the 4GB boundary.



    "blitz22080" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I just updated my system to 4GB of memory, and ever since the hibernation
    > option under power options is not available. If I reduce the memory back
    > to
    > 2GB, it automatically reappears next time I boot up. Does anyone know if
    > there is a limit to the amount of ram hibernation supports in XP x64 Pro,
    > or
    > if there is anything I can do to enable hibernation with 4GB of memory?
    > Any
    > assistance is greatly appreciated.
    >
    > -blitz22080
     
    Dominic Payer, Jul 20, 2007
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  3. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888575. Hibernation should work with
    4GB.

    See the Note under Workaround in the KB article. You may also - instead of
    the switch - be able to adjust your BIOS settings to map the PCI memory
    resources above the 4GB boundary.



    "blitz22080" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I just updated my system to 4GB of memory, and ever since the hibernation
    > option under power options is not available. If I reduce the memory back
    > to
    > 2GB, it automatically reappears next time I boot up. Does anyone know if
    > there is a limit to the amount of ram hibernation supports in XP x64 Pro,
    > or
    > if there is anything I can do to enable hibernation with 4GB of memory?
    > Any
    > assistance is greatly appreciated.
    >
    > -blitz22080
     
    Dominic Payer, Jul 20, 2007
    #3
  4. Thank you for your help, this has certainly put me in the right direction as
    the system now has hibernation active. Unfortunately, after inserting the
    /MAXMEM=4096 to the boot.ini file, Windows Pro x64 now only recognizes 3GB of
    ram, and not the entire 4GB that I have installed, and that it did recognize
    before making the /MAXMEM=4096 switch. Should I attempt to experiment with
    the value for the /MAXMEN switch, such as setting it to 5120, or are there
    any other ideas? It is greatly appreciated.

    -blitz22080

    "Dominic Payer" wrote:

    > See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888575. Hibernation should work with
    > 4GB.
    >
    > See the Note under Workaround in the KB article. You may also - instead of
    > the switch - be able to adjust your BIOS settings to map the PCI memory
    > resources above the 4GB boundary.
    >
    >
    >
    > "blitz22080" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >I just updated my system to 4GB of memory, and ever since the hibernation
    > > option under power options is not available. If I reduce the memory back
    > > to
    > > 2GB, it automatically reappears next time I boot up. Does anyone know if
    > > there is a limit to the amount of ram hibernation supports in XP x64 Pro,
    > > or
    > > if there is anything I can do to enable hibernation with 4GB of memory?
    > > Any
    > > assistance is greatly appreciated.
    > >
    > > -blitz22080

    >
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?YmxpdHoyMjA4MA==?=, Jul 20, 2007
    #4
  5. By default the motherboard will be set to assume you have a 32 bit operating
    system and the maximum memory you could address would be 4GB.

    There are some motherboard BIOS settings which can be changed - if they
    exist - to allow you to map the PCI memory above 4GB and use 4GB of RAM, or
    more if your board supports it.

    The settings you will probably have are Software memory hole remapping and
    Hardware memory hole remapping which can both be enabled. These are
    effective only for a 64-bit OS.

    You may also have a setting for MTRR mapping mode which may be set to
    Discrete or Continuous.

    You will need to experiment to find the best, stable settings for your
    motherboard.




    "blitz22080" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thank you for your help, this has certainly put me in the right direction
    > as
    > the system now has hibernation active. Unfortunately, after inserting
    > the
    > /MAXMEM=4096 to the boot.ini file, Windows Pro x64 now only recognizes 3GB
    > of
    > ram, and not the entire 4GB that I have installed, and that it did
    > recognize
    > before making the /MAXMEM=4096 switch. Should I attempt to experiment
    > with
    > the value for the /MAXMEN switch, such as setting it to 5120, or are there
    > any other ideas? It is greatly appreciated.
    >
    > -blitz22080
    >
    > "Dominic Payer" wrote:
    >
    >> See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888575. Hibernation should work with
    >> 4GB.
    >>
    >> See the Note under Workaround in the KB article. You may also - instead
    >> of
    >> the switch - be able to adjust your BIOS settings to map the PCI memory
    >> resources above the 4GB boundary.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "blitz22080" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> >I just updated my system to 4GB of memory, and ever since the
    >> >hibernation
    >> > option under power options is not available. If I reduce the memory
    >> > back
    >> > to
    >> > 2GB, it automatically reappears next time I boot up. Does anyone know
    >> > if
    >> > there is a limit to the amount of ram hibernation supports in XP x64
    >> > Pro,
    >> > or
    >> > if there is anything I can do to enable hibernation with 4GB of memory?
    >> > Any
    >> > assistance is greatly appreciated.
    >> >
    >> > -blitz22080

    >>
    >>
     
    Dominic Payer, Jul 20, 2007
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