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Windows XP generates a "Stop error code 0x000000A0" error message during hibernation

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When you try to hibernate a Windows XP-based computer, you may receive a "Stop 0xA0" error message on a blue screen.
If an integrated device electronics (IDE) time-out occurs during the hibernation process, the Atapi driver does not wait long enough for the primary IDE drive to come online.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
For additional information about a fix that resolves this problem, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
331958 Hard Disk May Become Corrupted When Entering Standby or Hibernation
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.
kbBaseOS 0x000000A0 Internal_Power_Error

Article ID: 320899 - Last Review: 12/07/2015 10:31:12 - Revision: 2.0

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