Getting past a memory bug
My computer has a 2.5GB of memory, but when I try to put the machine into
hibernation, I often get a message that there are "Insufficient system
resources to complete the API."
According to a tech-support article at Microsoft's site (
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909095 ), your problem can be blamed in
part on your computer having so much memory. But the bulk of the blame goes
to a bug in Windows XP that can be zapped with a small "hotfix" download
from that page.
This file corrects a problem in computers with a gigabyte
or more of memory, on which Windows can have trouble finding the large,
uninterrupted block of free memory that it needs to prepare the computer for
A shorter-term fix would be to ignore hibernation and put the
computer into standby mode, a different sort of sleep in which it draws a
little more electricity but should also wake up faster.