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I have a Dell XPS 15z. Under Windows 7, I was seeing the problem where Windows wouldn't resume from hibernation on every other reboot. In other words, I could cold boot, and it would hibernate and resume correctly multiple times. If I then did a Restart, when it tried to next resume from hibernate, it would fail, and do a cold restart, and then hibernate would work find again. There is nothing useful in the event log - all it says is that the last shutdown's success was set to false, and then it says "Windows failed to resume from hibernate with error status 0xc0000411".

I'm now getting the same problem on Windows 8.

Does anyone have any ideas? Is there any more logging or diagnostics I can turn on to find out more?

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Did you updated the laptop BIOS to latest version? –  Mohammad Hassan Oct 9 '12 at 11:04
Yes. It's all up to date, as are drivers. –  citizenmatt Nov 20 '12 at 9:56
I am sure I had this problem already, and I had to download a "restricted" hotfix (they emailed me the download link) that fixed it, but I don't remember what it was. –  ChrisN Dec 25 '12 at 4:47
I have seen another Dell laptop with similar problem. It's problem was graphic driver. So your problem is seemingly related with drivers. –  Haplo Oct 30 '14 at 18:27
possible duplicate superuser.com/questions/884270/… –  Francisco Tapia May 28 at 19:28

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I would say your OS's files have become inconsistent. I recommend this simple command (in Command Prompt) to renew your system:

sfc /scannow

is all you need to initiate that repair function (that is a framework included in windows) and let it run. It may take a bit if your system has some holes. If you are curious to know other functions of this framework you can type sfc /? into Command Prompt.

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Check your BIOS boot order. Sometimes if set to boot from another device (i.e. USB, Network PXE, etc) before the local HDD I think it can somehow interfere with the cached hibernation file sometimes. See if switching boot order to HDD first helps at all.


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