Windows 10: Could Hibernation Have Blocked Access?

  1.    02 Feb 2017 #1

    Could Hibernation Have Blocked Access?

    Electric utility had a 115KV transmission line fail early today, with over 100K customers without power. My APC UPS put my computer into hibernation before shutting down. When I turned on the computer, it quickly returned me to the status ante quo, and everything seemed fine.

    However, I later found that I could not access most of the folders on one of my two USB external hard drives, nor could I even create a new folder as a test. Trying to regain access gave me a series of error messages, a few of which I could not figure out, as they seemed to be telling me to do something for which I had no comprehension. I know that I had looked at at least one of the now-inaccessible folders during the day yesterday.

    Wondering what might happen were I to reboot, I did so; to my relief, access was restored to the USB hard disk. Is it possible that the problem was caused by the hibernation and repaired by the restart?
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       03 Feb 2017 #2

    It's entirely possible. Are your USB devices powered from the USB port and does the UPS deliver enough power to keep all the devices functioning? Just speculating!
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  3.    03 Feb 2017 #3

    philc43 said: View Post
    It's entirely possible. Are your USB devices powered from the USB port and does the UPS deliver enough power to keep all the devices functioning? Just speculating!
    Personally, I don't think that anything is entirely possible, not even the existence of the universe....

    Thanks for replying. I agree that it may well be possible: Given the facts as I know them, the only conclusion I could come to is that the sequence I outlined was most likely the cause and the cure, strange thought that be.

    As for my UPS, yes, it has more than adequate power: According to its software, it can provide 780 watts, of which it is now providing 62 watts, and that is with my usual programs opened.
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