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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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1answer
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Can Windows Hibernate be disabled inside a virtual machine?

I run Parallels Desktop on my MacBook Pro to host Windows based virtual machines. I am trying to make the virtual disks a small as possible, and ran across this article: Delete hiberfil.sys by ...
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Sleep/Hibernation of Windows Computer and Data Loss / Wrong Results during Long Process

I've searched on the Internet and found thoughts that hibernating or putting a Windows computer into sleep during a long complex process such as encoding audio/video or making a database query is very ...
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1answer
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Make Windows go to sleep regardless of playing media

Is there a way to make Windows 7 sleep/hibernate no matter if a media player is playing music/movies or not? I'm asking because I've had times when I'm listening to music while I'm on the PC and when ...
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0answers
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Windows 7 doesn't want to hibernate

I'm having an unusual problem with hibernation - the screen goes black, it seems that everything will shutdown without any problems, I wait maybe about several dozens of second, and then system ...
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1answer
187 views

Run application after startup and wake up, before user login?

My desktop computer is in my home and I'm in a travel to other cities. I want to access my desktop by remote desktop function in Windows in case I have to retrieve the files in the desktop. There ...
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0answers
91 views

Stop Windows 7 closing programs on Hibernate

For some reason, when i resume my Lenovo machine running Windows 7 after hibernation, all of my programs that were open, have all closed. I was under the impression that hibernation takes a snapshot ...
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Has my HDD gone bad? It passes POST and BIOS/EFI but… (updated)

... it gets stuck in a flickering _ and the Data/HDD light doesn't blink. Currently I'm downloading a burning a Linux distro to a USB and see if I can fix, or at least recover, something. It's the ...
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1answer
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Dell laptop doesn't wake from hibernation after installing Windows 8.1

My laptop worked flawlessly before upgrade to Windows 8.1 from 8. Now when I close the lid of my laptop and it goes into hibernation, it will not wake again. The LED lights seem to work properly but I ...
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How to read Windows Hibernation file (hiberfile.sys) to extract data?

I need to find what all data is stored in hibernation file by parsing it. However till now I have only manged to do so manually by opening it in a Hex editor and then searching for texts in it. I ...
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Why is hibernation still used?

I've never quite understood the original purpose of the Hibernation power state in Windows. I understand how it works, what processes take place, and what happens when you boot back up from Hibernate, ...
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Make Windows 7 hibernate C:\ partition only

I have 3 partitions: /dev/sda: /dev/sda1 Windows 7 (C:\) /dev/sda2 Shared NTFS partition (D:\) /dev/sda6 Ubuntu 13.04 I will hibernate Windows 7 then boot to Ubuntu, it works fine, but ...
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How to deactivate hibernation on Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 on Dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04. I have set swap file size to 0 on Windows, therefore hibernation is not possible, at least not to be done right. Sleep is done normally and resuming is ...
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how to change hiberfil.sys directory? [duplicate]

i manage to change pagefile.sys directory but how to change hiberfil.sys directory? i have 64 GB SSD that has windows 7 on it and 1 TB HDD and want to move hiberfil.sys from SSD to HDD because i need ...
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Dual Booting Windows while Hibernated

Windows 7 and Windows 8 are both installed on my PC, on different partitions of the same hard drive. Whenever I boot the system, I am taken to a screen where I may choose which of the two to boot. If ...
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1answer
166 views

Change hibernation time when on a known/domain network

For our laptop users, I would like to have their laptops hibernate after 65 minutes when working remotely (On an unknown network/home network), however when working on the domain or a known IP address ...
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74 views

Unhibernating Windows with desired hiberfile.sys

let me say the story before asking question: My computer got hibernated I powered it on to unhibernate It hunged up in the process I powered off computer to exit hung state Windows didn't want to ...
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Can I create/save a hybernation state to recover from *without* actually hibernating?

I'd like to be able to have my computer resume to it's last state (open programs etc) in the event of a forced or unintended power-off without having to actually hibernate or hybrid-sleep my machine. ...
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2answers
244 views

How to skip hibernation mode and boot into windows directly?

I did a hibernate last time and now I got into boot loop in my laptop. I see the bios screen and it restarts again. I want to know if I can get into command line using a bootable windows setup and ...
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5answers
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Is it safe to disconnect an external, truecrypted hard-drive after hibernation

I have an external hard-drive which has only one, truecrypted partition (I am not sure if it is important). If I have the drive connected and then hibernate my notebook, is it safe to disconnect that ...
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0answers
46 views

Hibernated Windows Desktop starts unexpectedly

In my Windows XP desktop computer I select "Hibernate" option and computer closes itself. Then I don't use computer (for example I go out, or spend time in other rooms etc.) for hours. When I go back ...
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1answer
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Hibernate not an option on my Windows 7 laptop. Dell Latitude E6420

There is no hibernate option when I click the expand arrow next to the Shut Down button. I am running Windows 7 on a Dell Latitude E6420. I am thinking it's just a Windows 7 issue. Or maybe a specific ...
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2answers
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Is it safe to put a hibernated hard disk to an external casing?

Last night I hibernated my laptop, only to find out in the morning that it cannot be turned on again (power light is off even when the adapter is plugged in). Long story short, I have tried many ways ...
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How much safe is it to keep a desktop computer in sleep state overnight? [closed]

So far, I'm putting it into hibernate state overnight, but it takes way too much time to resume. Probably because of all the installed software and two virtual machines I'm constantly running on my ...
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“Hibernate doesn't use power”… or does it?

Does hibernation use more power than a total shutdown? The oft-given answer is no, but I can't help but wonder if that's a lie: hibernation seems to be an ACPI feature, and a completely different ...
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1answer
165 views

How to Hibernate Just Current Session in Windows

If we hibernate a PC, it writes everything to hard disk for all users. However I need it only for one user. In other words other users should be able to use the PC. When we lock the current session or ...
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1answer
366 views

Windows 8 doesn't hibernate after dual-boot with Debian

I have recently installed Debian on my laptop and am now dual-booting it with Windows 8. Windows 8 shows following problems: after spending some time setting up Debian and booting up Win again, I ...
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Windows 8 hibernation option missing from power options

Windows 8 Professional 32-bit running on Laptop. And the Hibernation option is missing from the Power Options in the System Settings. Even after I enable hidden power features by giving admin ...
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Cannot hibernate Windows after installing openSUSE 12.2

Originally my machine dual-booted Fedora 17 and Windows 7, and everything was fine. When I switched to openSUSE 12.2, it repartitioned my Linux partitions (e.g. I had a 1GB swap partition and it made ...
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1answer
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Windows fails to resume from hibernation every other reboot

I have a Dell XPS 15z. Under Windows 7, I was seeing the problem where Windows wouldn't resume from hibernation on every other reboot. In other words, I could cold boot, and it would hibernate and ...
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2answers
209 views

Hibernate a user account when switching to different account in Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

Is there any way to have Windows 7 hibernate Bob's account when switched to Mary's account and vice versa? I.e.: Bob is logged in Bob clicks Start >> shutdown >> switch user Bob's session is saved ...
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1answer
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Why wont the Computer monitor turn on after Windows Sleeps?

Whenever I sleep my computer (Sony VAIO F11JFX/B), when I turn it back on sometimes the screen won't turn on with it. I can use the computer but no screen. I tried pressing the Display On/Off ...
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1answer
705 views

How can I remotely test if a machine is hibernated/asleep?

I'd like to be able to test if a remote Windows machine is asleep or not. Whether this is suspend or hibernate doesn't matter. I was originally trying to do this with a ping, but I would think that ...
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4answers
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Could a file get corrupted due to emergency hibernation?

My computer was rendering and doing batch file operations on the local hard drive but the battery on it reached the threshold of charge where Windows would go into hibernate mode while processing. ...
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1answer
243 views

Make Windows Vista hibernate when idle

I'm using Windows Vista, and I want to make the computer hibernate or sleep when left idle for a set period of time (for example, 20 minutes). What are the steps for accomplishing this?
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Shrink hibernate partition on Windows 7

After a thorough discussion with Google we couldn't consent on this one. How can I shrink the Hibernate partition which was set up by Windows 7 OEM? My laptop has a harddisk drive and an additional ...
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1answer
483 views

Save Windows 7 session and start other OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hibernating and booting into another OS: will my filesystems be corrupted? Frequently I use Windows' hibernation option. However, I miss one feature. I want to save my ...
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How should I set up my dual-boot so that I can hibernate the secondary OS?

So, my previous setup was a triple-boot of Windows 7, wubi-integrated ubuntu, and then fedora on the last partition using LVM. I have tired of not being able to access my Windows files from ubuntu ...
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2answers
506 views

How to hibernate & switch between multiple Windows 7s?

Currently we are sharing a PC at home. I bought a new SSD disk and I want to encrypt it with TruCrypt (or BitLocker) & install a new Windows 7. Is it possible to see the OS selection menu when I ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 will not hibernate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why doesn't Hibernate work any more (Windows 7)? I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. When I put my laptop in hibernate mode, it turns off then turns back on ...
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Windows Update waking machine from hibernation

One of my family members has a Windows (Vista) machine which is waking itself up from hibernation in an annoying fashion. Some investigation suggests that Windows Update is the guilty party - it ...
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1answer
483 views

Lenovo R61: Cannot shutdown/hibernate

Using a Lenovo R61, anytime I shutdown/hibernate the laptop restarts. Experience this problem on windows 7,8,Ubuntu Changes immediately before the problem started: Basically I have 2 HDD's, say ...
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1answer
180 views

Windows 7 hibernate

I would a script that can be entered as a Start > Run command to put the computer into hibernate mode. I have done this in Windows Vista; I just need the Windows 7 command to start the hibernate ...
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1answer
520 views

Hibernate: Restart instead of Shutting Down

The Situation I have sort of an odd request. I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows and sometimes I just want to switch between the partitions without loosing the state of the OS I was currently working ...
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2answers
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What is the mechanism whereby a Windows machine 'knows' it is returning from sleep or hibernation?

I have a problem where my Vista machine will not return from sleep or hibernation. This made me realize I have no idea of the mechanism involved. Searching has bought no results. Could this be a ...
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2answers
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Relocate the hibernation file (hiberfil.sys) on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change location of hibernation file in Windows 7? I'm getting an SSD soon and to spare some wear I thought it'd be a good idea to keep the hiberfil.sys on the ...
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Hibernate doesn't work in Windows 7 64bit

Hibernate doesn't work in Windows 7 64bit. When I try to hibernate, it just turns off computer and when I turn on it, it doesn't resume and it just starts as 'fresh' again. I updated my drivers. What ...
2
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2answers
486 views

Windows Laptop not directly waking up from sleep and hibernation

I have an Acer laptop (Extensa 4420) on which I installed Windows 7 a while ago. It recently developed a problem where it often doesn't directly wake up from sleep or hibernation. Instead, it takes ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to prevent Windows from deleting hibernate file (hiberfil.sys) when shut down?

I'm trying to move the hibernate file from system partition (SSD) to some other partition (HDD). I know a lot of people say this is impossible, but I'm not completely convinced yet. What I'm trying ...
2
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3answers
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How to bypass resume from hibernate

I am attempting to resume a Windows Vista laptop from hibernate, but the resume process seems to be stuck in an endless loop in which Windows is repeatedly trying to read from the optical drive. When ...