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[Wednesday 9th November 2011 at 7:49 pm]
Thomas

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Today's annoyances involve hibernation and USB hard disks.

When resuming from hibernation, if Windows finds out that a USB hard disk has been removed while the computer was powered off it apparently decides that the best course of action is to bluescreen.

For added fun, if I then plug the hard disk back in and tell Windows to try again at restoring from hibernation, it bluescreens with a different error. If I then unplug the hard disk I still get the second error (which convinently blatted details of the first error from the event log).

Of course my PC then takes ages to start back up due to several years of accumulated crud. Most annoying.
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[User Picture]From: pleaseremove
Thursday 10th November 2011 at 12:26 am (UTC)
As far as I know, (although Thomas is welcome to point out if I'm wrong) he is still running XP... an OS only 2 major versions out of date and over a decade old... That said, XP did have a fairy decent understanding of removable storage, but their hibernation tech was a little fuzzy.

For reference if you do what he did in Vista or 7 the machine is just fine.
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Thursday 10th November 2011 at 12:32 am (UTC)
Nope, still on XP. An upgrade to 7 will most likely happen when I buy some new shinyness that doesn't work with XP, though it'll mean replacing some of the more exotic hardware I've got (I know the film scanner won't work with 7).
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