Windows 10: Hibernation causes error 0xC0000411

Recently I stumbled upon a user post in German Microsoft Answers forum reporting that Windows 10 drops an error 0xC0000411 after revoking from hibernation.


The user reported, that "the hibernation mode" was lost and he could not continue with his work, after trying to switch the machine to hibernation mode and re-invoke it later. This error has been reported (see here and here) since Windows Vista/Windows 7 from several users.

What does error 0xC0000411 mean?

Error 0xC0000411 stands for STATUS_HIBERNATION_FAILURE, the system could not switch to the hibernation mode. So Windows 10 deactivates hibernation mode until the next restart. So in other words: The users machine was never be able to go to hibernation and because of the disabled hibernation mode, no Windows settings are preserved.

The cause for this issue is?

I've seen wrong BIOS settings, BIOS incompatibilities, damaged hiberfil.sys files and also some outdated drivers as a root cause for this error.

How to fix error 0xC0000411?

Due to the nature of this error, there has been several ways to fix the isse. Here are a few hints, what you can try.

  • Resetting the BIOS to default settings and update the video driver could be a cure for this issue (see here).
  • Here user Hexaae wrote that re-flashing the BIOS/UEFI can solved the issue on a machine.

    He mentioned the case also within this thread in an ASUS forum, and reported a faulty BIOS/UEFI on G751JY boards with BIOS 211 and Windows 10 x64 as a root cause. On this board, a re-flashing won't cure the issue. But a BIOS/UEFI update solved this issue.

Another suggestion for clean boot is provided here. And you can try the following steps (suggested here):


1. Disable hibernation (according to KB920730) and reboot your machine. This should delete the old hiberfil.sys file.

The file hiberfil.sys is a hidden system file, so, if you intend to delete the file manually or check whether it's removed during reboot, enable view of hidden system files in Windows explorer options.

2. Run Disk Cleanup (right click the Windows drive, select Properties and use disk cleanup on the General tab).

3. Defragment the drive (using the drive's property page, go to Tools tab and use the defragmentation button).

5. Open an administrative command prompt windows, enter chkdsk c: /f /r and hit enter.

In Windows 10, the file system check will be executed within the operating system. In older Windows version, the file system check will be executed during the next reboot.

6. Reboot Windows again, enable hibernation (according to KB920730) and reboot your machine another time.

Try, if the errors has been resolved. In some cases the steps given above will fix the issue. You can also check the system using the instructions given within this blog post Check and repair Windows system files and component store to avoid a damaged system causing this issue.

In other cases, faulty or non compatible drivers installed on a machine are the root cause for this behavior. Within this thread user Scott Marlin mentioned some Dell computers, where updating the graphic driver and sometimes the storage driver fixed the issue.

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