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Can not hibernate – Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API

I recently installed 2 more Gigs of RAM in my XPS 1210 making it 2.5 Gigs. Previously all was well  but now whenever i try to hibernate my laptop i get this error “Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API”

What microsoft says about it.

           You use a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, or Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. When you try to put the computer in hibernation, the computer occasionally does not hibernate. When this problem occurs, you receive an error message that is similar to the following:

Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API.

Then you experience this problem, the hibernate feature is not available on the computer until you restart the computer. This problem typically occurs when the computer uses 1 gigabyte (GB) or more of RAM.
A Microsoft Knowledge Base article makes it clear that this is a known bug, and offers a hotfix. After going through the simple procedure of getting the hotfix sent to me, it’s now even simpler, because the hotfix is available to anyone to download, without having to call Microsoft.]
Microsoft has released the hotfix to the public. If you have been needing the hotfix for a language other than English, you may now download it directly from Microsoft’s website.