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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Remove HDD while the computer is shutdown but sitll plugged in

I have 2 internal HDDs and it happens a lot that I need to unplug one of them or swap the SATA cables to make one or the other 'Master'. what I do now is shutdown/hibernate and unplug the power cord ...
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How to prevent scheduled tasks from running as soon as computer wakes up?

Example: I have a task that is scheduled for 6 am every day (only if I'm logged on). If my computer sleeps/hibernates all night until 9am, upon waking up the task will then run even though it missed ...
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Windows 8.1 severe bugs and booting issues [on hold]

(for the record I'm using a gaming laptop with UEFI) After updating to 8.1 I saw no immediate issues, but about 2 weeks ago things went bad, it can't shutdown restart sleep or hibernate normally, it ...
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Laptop does not go to hibernate or sleep

I've got an Acer Aspire E1-572G laptop which has two graphic cores...Radeon HD 8750M & Intel HD 4400 So! What does that have to do with my problem you may ask! My laptop doesn't go to hibernate, ...
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Forced reboot after hibernation

I hibernated my Windows 7 computer. After I turned on the PC, it restarts before starting Windows. I have another operating system installed in the PC (Ubuntu). How can I fix this problem?
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Hibernation via power button vs Start menu [closed]

I had a problem a few years ago with a Mesh Windows XP machine where if I set Windows XP to hibernate via the power button and then regularly shut down with it it appeared to lead to boot problems. At ...
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How to have both OSs hibernated

I set up a dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8, it all works good, I can hibernate each w/o problems. Now I find annoying that every time I want to go to the other OS I have to shut down the system ...
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Hibernate OSX like Windows

I have two instances of OSX Mavericks on two partitions on my MacBook Pro. I need to be able to Hibernate one instance and boot into another - like what you can do with two Windows installations on a ...
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Custom boot logo in windows 8 not working properly when system recovers from hibernate

I have changed the boot logo after installing a windows 8 non OEM copy on Asus G56JR using 8ootlogochanger.exe and used a watermark editor to make the testsigning mode watermarks vanish. However, ...
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Hibernate function not working

Just yesterday, using Sysinternals autoruns, I cleared some unwanted start-up applications, such as Nero Burning ROM. After I re-booted yesterday night, my hibernate function is not working, but is ...
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How do I enable the sleep option from the shut down menu in Windows 7?

The problem I'm having is that the sleep option is visible but disabled on the shut down menu in Windows 7. This question has been answered before, but in that case the user's hardware didn't support ...
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Laptop hangs before sleeping, hibernating or shutting down

I installed a new Samsung EVO 840 SSD on my Asus K53SD laptop. Now the laptop hangs when it tries to go into sleep mode. I have to force a shutdown to get back into Windows. I have installed all ...
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How windows boots up in hibernate mode using keyboard?

When we power off windows using hibernate mode, system will completely power down; according to Wikipedia: "Hibernation saves electrical power. After hibernating, the hardware is completely ...
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Pick which swap partition to use for Suspend to Disk

Is there anyway in Linux to pick which swap partition to use for Suspend to Disk? I have a setup with 2 swap partitions, one on an SSD and one on a HDD. I want the swap partition on the HDD to be used ...
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Hibernate without poweroff on Linux

Is there a way, on Linux, to hibernate without performing a shutdown and even continuing working? My idea is to hibernate at defined intervals in such a way to prevent data loss (and restarting ...
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vgaSave “Legacy driver” preventing hibernation

My PC cannot enable sleep/hibernation mode because of VGA Save driver. I think understand that this is a backup driver to provide video, how do I circumvent it? I have (or at least had,) Nvidia ...
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Windows 8.1 , issue with some drivers after hibernate

Hy guys, i updgraded my windows to 8.1 and since that i am having problems : when waking up my pc after hibernate some usb ports, the memory card port and the webcam (and maybe others, that's what i ...
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How know directly which signal wakes up a computer?

I am turning my Windows 8 box into hibernate for night. But at morning I am finding it wake up. I know I can use trial and error method to find what is turning it on. But is there any registry, which ...
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Changes made to powercfg.exe saved on your harddrive?

Seems like a silly question and I am about 80% sure it does, but I cant find it documented anywhere. Lets say 1 of my laptops is stuck in sleep mode, I remove the hard drive and put it in a similar ...
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Sudden hibernation

I'm running Debian Wheezy on a Dell XPS L502X. The other day I was using it normally when it suddenly went into hibernation. I pressed the power button for a couple of seconds and it became functional ...
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Laptop seems to be stuck in a boot sequence where it wants to boot from hiberfil.sys, which doesnt exist on the harddrive

So a friend of mine messed up his ASUS K70AB with windows 7 64bit laptop. Probably by closing the lid and removing the power too soon after. He asked if I could take a look at it so I went and tried a ...
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Hibernate fast unhibernate slow with new SSHD Hybrid drive

I recently replaced my HDD (Lenovo X220 laptop, Win7 x64, intel i7, 6GB Ram) with a hybrid SSD/HDD drive (500GB Seagate SATA 2.5-inch Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) 6Gbps 5400rpm). The system speed ...
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Sleep Freezes Laptop

My laptop freezes when it automatically goes to sleep (or hibernate) due to Control Panel's Power Options settings. I can not get the laptop to wakeup by pressing any keys including Control + Alt + ...
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Windows 7 machine starts up automatically when connected to power source

I recently got a Windows 7 laptop from my office. I am observing that it starts up (boot up/ wake up from hibernate) whenever it is connected to power source. This happens whether it is in shut down ...
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Is failure to hibernate linked to CPU load / memory usage or if too many programs are running? [duplicate]

My new system (Dell, Windows 7) sometimes refuses to hibernate. I press hibernate, the screen goes black for an instance, and then immediately goes back to the log-in screen. Only after i close a ...
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Briefly hibernate PC during dROPBOX SYNC

I'm in the middle of moving a large number of files to Dropbox from my PC laptop (running Windows 7). I'm wondering if it's safe to temporarily put my PC to hibernate while I go home, and then set it ...
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Can't bring laptop out of hibernation mode

A Windows 7 HP ProBook 6570b laptop is rebooting just after the HP logo appears during the boot process. This means the laptop reboots about 4 seconds after turning it on. The laptop had been ...
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Does VirtualBox support guest hibernation?

Currently I am experimenting with hiberfil.sys file on Windows 7 and to not break my major system, I decided to install Win7 in VirtualBox. As turned out, hibernation is disabled and cannot be enabled ...
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How can I prevent loss of shared folder connectivity after hibernating in Windows 7?

I have a shared folder on a Windows 7 64-bit machine, but my Windows 8.1 computer cannot access the folder after the Windows 7 machine goes into hibernate. Is there anyway I can reestablish that ...
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What happen if we reduce the size of hiberfil.sys

I today discovered that we can set the size of the hiberfil.sys using powercfg -H -size 100% command line tool. Ignoring the hard space you will get, what else will change if we set it to powercfg -H ...
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WIndows7 - suddenly hibernation stop working

Suddenly the hibernation mode on my machine stopped working. \ Symptoms: When I "hibernate" is still available in under "Shut down" but when I pushit - the pc screen gos off for a 2 seconds, then ...
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Is a hibernation partition primary?

The Lenovo X1 Carbon comes with the hard-drive split into what appears to be 4 partitions: Windows (C:) Recovery (Q:) SYSTEM_DRV Hibernation In Disk Management, under Status, all but the ...
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Hibernated Windows 8 does not boot (Dell Inspiron 15)

I recently installed Linux Mint 15 along with my Windows 8 (probably 8.1, I cannot remember if I updated it or not). I remember some time ago I restarted Linux and as the DELL logo appeared I pressed ...
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How to easily track how long my laptop battery actually lasted?

I have a new laptop battery, and I want to find out how long it actually did last before my PC went to hibernation mode (due to low battery) without me being present. I tried two stopwatches, but ...
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Ubuntu sometimes immediately shuts down when power button is pressed (but only sometimes)

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo Y500 laptop, and I'm getting strange behavior surrounding the power button. The series of events goes something like this: I turn on my computer and enter ...
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How do I run commands on suspend/return from suspend?

I suspend my laptop (pm-suspend) often and sometimes my desktop (pm-suspend-hybrid) fairly often. I am using the latest ubuntu (13.10, saucy). Is there a way I could run a command when I go into ...
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Win 7/Linux Dual Boot Hibernation Issue

Win7 on SSD, Linux on HDD, Grub on HDD. -for the first 1-2 times I could normally hibernate my win7, and boot into linux but idk what - somewhat has changed. Now if I try to hibernate, my screen turns ...
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Sleep not working, hibernate doesn't resume on Windows 8 (dual boot with Linux)

On my Asus Notebook (Vivobook X200E) I run in dual boot Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint 16 (based on Ubuntu). Some days ago I formatted and repartioned completely my pc due to startup problem. Even using ...
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Laptop keeps waking up from sleep (Windows 7)

Laptop is fully charged before I put it to sleep and when I come back more than 12 hours later and resume it, the computer only has around 10% left. I have used the powercfg lastwake and powercfg ...
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Determine when computer woke up from hibernate?

How do I determine at what time the computer woke up from hibernate?
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Manage power/ and reset button [duplicate]

Is there a way to control what the physical power/reset buttons do? I'd like the power button to "hibernate", instead of "shut down" to save my session.
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Make PC always hibernate [duplicate]

I want my pc to hibernate even when I press "shut down". Either that, or simply remove the "shut down" button from the start menu. Is there a way to do any of these?
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Microsoft virtual wifi mini adapter does not work after recovering from hibernate

I use the virtual wlan as an virtual access point and start and stop it via commandline. It works fine. The power management on this device is off and I stop the hosted network before I hibernate. But ...
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Hibernation and sleep fails after upgrade to Windows 8.1

I experience exactly the same problem described in another post: my Samsung Ativ Pro PC regularly fails to hibernate and sometimes even sleep after upgrading to Win 8.1. The answer in the earlier post ...
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How to stop any resuming from hibernation in Windows

I usually hibernate my Windows-7 Desktop PC during the night. Is there any way to tell Windows it should switch off the PC absolutely and utterly and completely, such that the only thing that can ever ...
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How to use systemd hybrid-sleep instead of suspend under gnome in linux?

How can I make GNOME 3 use Systemd hybrid-sleep instead of suspend when closing the lid or using suspend from the menu?
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Windows 8.1 update stuck on update 16 of 23. Toshiba Z830 doesn't have a hard reset button. What do I do?

My Toshiba Z830 running Windows 8.1 and I tried updating it today by rebooting. It got stuck on update 16 of 23. I couldn't reboot because my off button is assigned to sleep. Holding it in for 10 secs ...
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New laptop crashes with bug check after hibernate

About once a week my laptop crashes with a bugcheck 9F when restoring from hibernate. I have examined the dumps with windbg and they all seem related to hyper-V The FAULTING_MODULE is always ...
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How can I replace function of shutdown button with hibernate?

I want my PC to hibernate when I press shutdown (exactly shutdown button) but I don't know how can I modify something like registry or group policy to achieve my goal. Is there any way to do that?
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Is it safe to remove USB media when a computer is suspended?

We are often cautioned against unplugging USB drives in case it is currently being read from or written to. When a computer is suspended, hibernated, or asleep is it obviously not writing any data; it ...