Hibernation is an inactive computer state in which RAM contents have been saved to non-volatile memory, allowing the computer to completely power down.

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Windows sometimes fails to resume from hibernate

I have a Dell Latitude E5540 running Windows 8.1. Sometimes when I turn on my computer after hibernation it will completely restart Windows instead of resuming from hibernation. When that happens I ...
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Can you ever lose saved information from a bad hibernation/boot on Windows?

Modern Windows versions hibernate by default rather than shutting down. I remember hearing that you can lose data, even when you have saved it to disk, if the hibernation process or the boot up goes ...
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Hibernate/Resume Windows7 Between Native and VM host?

Is it possible and safe to do the following? boot Windows 7 natively hibernate boot alternative OS ( say Linux ) load a preconfigured VM using the Windows 7 native disk start the VM Host OS, which ...
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Windows 7 Start Menu: Difference between Sleep (and Hybrid Sleep) and Hibernate

I am running a localized (Italian) version of Windows 7. At the bottom of the start menu, when I click the arrow next to "Shut Down", here is what I see (I have listed the correspondence between the ...
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Computer turns on at 3 AM for the first time in 2 years

I was doing some c# coding on my laptop when I suddently hear my workstation turn on at exactly 3AM. I always turn my computer into hibernate, but they never ever booted themselves before. I got the ...
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Hibernation, Sleep and Hybrid Sleep broken on Windows 8.1 EFI Asus notebook

First I've done something stupid - I scheduled long disk check on boot, which I wanted to cancel, but I couldn't. So I used emergency power off. It didn't help, so I decided to wait. It didn't help, ...
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How to hibernate a chromebook to prevent losing battery

Is there any way to hibernate a Chromebook laptop to prevent it from leaking battery? I noticed that when I close the lid and leave it over the night, the battery is empty in the morning. The laptop ...
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Hibernate a home server?

I have been learning about setting up a server and have obtained a copy of Server 2012 essentials from school. the idea (while learning about active directory/directory services, groups, security, and ...
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Windows 7 will not enter sleep or hibernate mode

Just recently Windows 7 started refusing to enter sleep or hibernate. I have just installed Ubuntu on the same hard drive and they are dual booting just fine, usually this isn't a problem, but I don't ...
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How do hybrid drives handle large files like hiberfile? [closed]

Short question: How does a hybrid drive handle large files which are occasionally used but only sequentially read/written, like hiberfile? Long story: I have 12 GB ram in my desktop, and due to ...
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how can i set a warning message that asks for confirmation before hibernation win 7? [duplicate]

Upon hitting the 'hibernate', i need a pop up dialog box asking me to confirm for the last time whether i want the pc to hibernate or not. this is so that i dont accidentally hit the hibernate option ...
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Reset password Lenovo Z50 by Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor - hibernated session

I lost my password in Lenovo Z50 in Windows 8.1. I tried to reset it by program Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor. After I selected disk partition the message which I saw was: Selected 1 ...
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Windows hibernation not working properly

When I turn the notebook on again after hibernation, it says that Windows found a problem and had to shut down. I think the problem is with the transfer of archives from RAM to the disk, because it ...
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lenovo x200 arch hibernate not working

I'm running up to date arch + i3 on my lenovo x200. The only thing that doesnt work is hibernate. What I did so far: changed GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT to: ...
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USB ports fail to recognize on wake

Whenever I hibernate or sleep my computer -- and then wake it up, all USB ports don't recognize anything. For example, my usb printer will not recognize, my phone will say it's charging (but not ...
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Preserve state of a linux machine on power cut

So, my laptops battery died and we got a huge power issues on the building I work on! It has Ubuntu 14 LTS installed on it! My imagination suggests that this is what is going on when the computer ...
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Laptop ignores critical battery action

I am having an interesting problem with my Lenovo IdeaPad Flex14 laptop. To give a brief of setup: I am running Windows 8.1 Update 1 64-bit on Intel Core-i5 4200U with Intel's built-in GPU. My ...
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Hibernate disappeared in Debian 7 shut down options

In Debian 7, the "hibernate" option disappeared from the shutdown options after I had installed another copy of Debian 7 on another partition. I write to report my solution to the problem. It turns ...
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Writing data to a NTFS partition while Windows 7 is hibernating

According to this MountingWindowsPartitions if you write from linux to a NTFS partition while Windows 7 is hibernating, when Windows 7 awakes all changes are lost. The justification is: when ...
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Shutting down a laptop with the power button

I've always had the power button on my HP ProBook 4540s set to hibernate the machine and it's always worked fine until now. Recently I experienced what I'm sure was an overheating issue: after using ...
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How can I restore from a previous hibernation state?

I'm trying to restore lost data from unsaved notepad.exes after Windows 7 automatically restarts (dang Windows Update). Browsing a couple of threads, it seems to be an impossible task. However, I ...
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Hibernate locked Windows XP

I want to hibernate a locked Windows XP. How to enable this function in lock screen? Or can it be programmed to hardware power button (when lock screen is active)? (By "locked" I mean after pressing ...
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Windows doesn't fall into hibernation (err: 1017)

When I try to hibernate my Windows 8.1 Acer laptop it just turn off the screen and do no more, all the leds continue lighting. If I touch the mouse or the key after that the screen turns on in no ...
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win 7 dell laptop no hibernate option

dell e5440 - I only see "sleep" option, no hibernate. I don't see anything about enabling it in bios, and power options (advanced settings) says nothing about hibernate or hybrid sleep. I'd like the ...
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What's Waking My Computer (from Hibernate)?

I have two desktops, the one I'm working on is a Win 7 ASUS MB has the problem, the other was reported here. All the checks in the first link above were done. The first event log entry for the rogue ...
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MacBook (SSD + FileVault) doesn't restore after battery depletion

Setup: I have a MacBook Pro 15", mid 2009, 3.06GHz. The DVD drive has been replaced with a SAMSUNG SSD (830 series), 128GB, the battery has been replaced once with an original one. RAM was upgraded to ...
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Sleep mode vs. hibernation power usage and safety [closed]

I was wondering roughly the power difference between hibernation and sleep mode? I know hibernation uses almost exactly the same amount of power as when the PC is off, but how about sleep mode? Also, ...
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Why doesn't Windows delete the hibfile.sys?

I hibernate my computer once a month, if even that much. Windows keeps my hibfile.sys forever and takes up 16gb of my SSD. Why isn't it smart enough to delete the file after rebooting from ...
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Windows partition NO LONGER viewable/mountable from Linux,

Surprisigly, I had full access to my C: partition from a live-usb Ubuntu session...until I didn't. When I now attempt to mount the windows partition, Ubuntu tells me that the partition can't be ...
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Hibernate and Sleep shutdown the PC instead of Hibernating and Sleeping - I lose my session and programs

For some reason my HP desktop computer whenever it hibernates or sleeps, it is like it shuts down, I lose all my open programs... it is very annoying. Some say I should update the display drivers, ...
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Hibernation not working: steps to debug why

I've got a laptop on which hibernation had worked for long time, then it suddenly stopped. On Windows 7, the button hibernate disappeared from the start Menu, if I try to force the hybernation ...
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Windows 7, Hibernation Disaster [closed]

I think that I messed up my lap top after accidentally putting it into hibernation. I was at school and at the end of class I was putting my computer into sleep mode. Unfortunately I accidentally ...
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PM: Hibernation image not present or could not be loaded

After hibernating with systemctl hibernate, the system boots normally as if it had been shutdown. I have the resume parameter in the kernel line and the resume hook in mkinitcpio.conf These are the ...
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Computer dies (power off) when waking from hibernate, otherwise works fine

I have a strange problem with my Lenovo T520. Since last week, every wake from hibernate has failed right after the Windows 8 logo shows up. The computer simply dies (like I removed the battery, or as ...
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Unwanted wakeup from sleep state

My Windows 8 desktop computer is behaving strangely. When I leave it in the evening, I set it to standby (or hibernate, doesn't matter). When I come back in the morning, it's on. I wrote a little ...
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MacBook Pro shutting off and not able to wake up

I see there are others with this problem. My computer kept turning off until finally I couldn't turn it back on. It was giving me a message "the Start Up disk was full" and suggesting I rid of some ...
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Mount windows hibernated partition in R/W mode

i have a dual boot system with a NTFS partition (C:) dedicated to the windows 8 OS files, an EXT4 partition dedicated to Linux Mint 17 and another NTFS partition (E:) which i would like to use for ...
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Why was my computer try to to access the internet after I had placed it into hibernation?

From 21:30 on the 11/10/2014, my Computer was in hibernation. It started to come out of this mode and connected to the internet and with this address: https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl at ...
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Laptop not turning on

I have an Asus n56VB laptop that I just recently bought a few months ago. Occassionally I have noticed that the laptop wont turn on. Mostly after hibernating the laptop the night before. I have tried ...
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Make Windows 7 hibernate when unplugging charger

I have a laptop where the battery has reached a state of being pretty much useless. Neither Windows 7 nor Ubuntu 14.04 is able to correctly estimate the actual power percentages or lifetime of the ...
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Recovering some windows session data from hibernation file [duplicate]

I just suffered from a BSoD on my HP laptop running Windows Vista SP2. I had a few unsaved notepad (text editor) windows open with some notes and reminders scattered around in them (very bad practice, ...
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Where Windows store RAM data before hibernation

As far as we know, RAM is a volatile memory that its data lost when the computer turned off. So when we want to hibernate our system, Windows must store its data in a file in HDD and then turn the ...
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Windows 7 sleep/hibernate not working with dual boot

I have a Lenovo W520 laptop with a SSD in the main bay and an external HDD in the 'cd' bay. I have the following setup Windows on SSD Ubuntu on HDD I used to have a bit of a stupid setup: the ...
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What is the real amount of data written in an hibernate file

On a Windows 8.1 system with 32 GB of RAM + SSD with hibernation enabled, how must data is actually written to the hiberfil.sys file when the system is put in hibernation ? My question is relative to ...
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How to let my laptop automatically hibernate after sleep in Windows 8.1?

I have looked through the advanced power setting but didn't find out a method. What I want is to let my laptop automatically hibernate after certain minutes of sleep. But if the laptop is not ...
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Windows 8.1 hibernation partition is 100+ gigs, physical memory is 32 gigs?

I have a 480 gig SSD as my OS drive. I have a usable partition of 345 gigs, which seems pretty small. According to Disk Manager I have a 101.36 gig partition for hibernation. I did some googling and ...
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Unable to hibernate with usb wireless stick

I'm trying to hibernate a system, but it immediatelly wakes up when I use the usb wireless adapter. I tried to disable all wake up capable devices, but it didn't work. # acpitool -w Device S-state ...
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How to hibernate Windows 8 Laptop after sleep?

My Windows 8 Laptop is set to sleep after 60 minutes of inactivity on Battery and to hibernate after 180 minutes on Battery. It is also set to sleep when I close the lid. When I close the lid, it ...
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Computer hibernates when I tell it to sleep

Problem When I tell my computer to sleep, it hibernates instead of sleeping. This occurs regardless of whether I tell it to sleep using the button on my keyboard or using the UI. Interestingly, when ...
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Make Windows require password after hibernate

I set password for User-Accounts and for the Windows (Using syskey), but when I turn on my system after a hibernate, it don't require neither system password nor accounts password. and directly ...