Hiberfil.sys 0xc0000719: A fatal error occurred processing the restoration data

When you start your computer, the following error may appear:

Your computer can't come out of hibernation.

A fatal error occurred processing the restoration data.


Error Code:0xc0000719

Pressing the Enter key caused the error to occur again. Powering off PC via On/Off chassis button and powering it on again will boot into Windows correctly.


If the above error occurred after changing the Page file settings, please revert to the default settings — i.e., enable “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” in the System Properties Performance dialog.

If that doesn’t help, follow one of the workarounds below.

As per the [MS-ERREF]: NTSTATUS Values page, the error 0xC0000719 means the following:

The provided context did not match the target.

The above doesn’t make much sense for an end-user.

Option 1: Unplug all devices except the keyboard and mouse

Please unplug all external devices except the keyboard and the mouse. If the problem doesn’t occur when no devices are plugged in, reconnect the devices one at a time, reboot, and test. Narrow down the device that’s causing the problem.

Here’s what a user at the Microsoft Answers forum said:

I had this error coming up when powering on my computer. Apparently, it was related to a USB Ethernet Adapter, TP-Link UE300 to be exact. After unplugging the adapter and using only WiFi, the problem disappeared. Also, I mentioned that if I turned off Fast Startup, even with the adapter plugged in, the problem was no more. So I don’t know who is to blame: Microsoft, TP-Link, or Asus (my laptop). The adapter had installed a Microsoft driver, then I installed a driver from the TP-Link site. With both drivers, the problem was there.

Option 2: Disable Fast Startup

Alternatively, you can disable “Fast Startup” to workaround the issue.

  1. Open powercfg.cpl
  2. Click “Choose what the power buttons do”
  3. Click “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.
  4. Uncheck “Turn on Fast Startup.”
  5. Click OK.

Option 3: Disable Hibernation

Disabling hibernation or Fast startup should workaround the issue. Note that disabling hibernation will also disable Fast Startup.

From an admin Command Prompt window, run:

powercfg /h off

The above command turns off hibernation and Fast startup.

Editor’s note: It’s advisable to inspect the Kernel-Boot, Kernel-PnP, Kernel-Power, and the “System” event logs in the Windows event log to check if a hardware error is causing the hiberfil.sys error.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

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