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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What could be causing windows to fail to sleep or hibernate, and revert system settings?

I am running Windows 8.1 on my system (Dell e6520) and the symptoms are this: My PC won't sleep or hibernate. It the screen turns off, but the fans just run and run, and after a little while, it ...
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WIndows 7 doesn't react to keyboard actions for around 30 seconds after waking up from Hibernation

I have a passworded user account (I need it, so I can't just disable it), but after waking up from hibernation (can't just use shutdown), no matter what I'm trying to type on the keyboard, nothing ...
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Netbook won't turn on

I have an Asus x200ma which was running smoothly on Windows 10. Last thing that I remember is that I was playing EA Cricket 07 on it. It gave out so much exhaust that the sound of exhaust could be ...
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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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Resume from hibernate fails 30% of the time if lid is closed

I have a Lenovo Z585 Ideapad which I put into hibernate frequently. When I do it manually, the machine hibernates and resumes successfully. However, if I close the lid, which I have set to Hibernate ...
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Chassis fans and power LEDs still work in Hibernate

I have ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 motherboard recently updated to 2.20 BIOS version. OS is Windows 7 x64. The problem is after that update full hibernation (by that i mean full system power off) stopped ...
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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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Why does my Lenovo T-520 wifi radio keeping switching off?

This nearly always happens when the PC hibernates, twice a day, and on other rare occasions. When I start up at work, and expect an auto-connection to the wifi network, it doesn't happen. I must then ...
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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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How can I set my Windows 7 desktop with a UPS to automatically turn on after a power outage is over?

I've got a Windows 7 desktop system with an APC UPS to provide backup power during power outages. I've got the UPS connected to the system with a USB cable so that the built-in Windows power utility ...
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Lenovo Y50 Laptop drains battery in hibernating to 20% just 24hrs

I have a 6 months Lenovo Y Laptop and this is battery information is captured by BatteryCare The problem is after I installed a fresh Win8.1 (yeah Superfish issue), Hibernating drains battery so bad ...
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Does VirtualBox support hibernation in the guest OS?

Currently I am experimenting with hiberfil.sys file on Windows 7 and to not break my major system, I decided to install Windows 7 in VirtualBox. As turned out, hibernation is disabled and cannot be ...
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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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My laptop takes too long time to shutdown or hibernate

I've recently encountered a problem which is my notebook, Lenovo Ideapad z500 with Windows 8.1 pro, takes too long time to shutdown or hibernate. When I click on shutdown item, the LCD is powered off ...
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Do (some) netbooks not have Hibernate even as an optional setting under Windows 10?

I recently bought my third netbook. This one is a Lenovo Ideapad 100S that came with Windows 10. This setup does not include "Hibernate" as a possibility along with "Sleep", "Shut down", and "Restart"...
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Intel Rapid Start Tech error ( IRST )

First of all, it's not an Intel Rapid STORAGE Tech. Recently, I bought a new Ram(8GB PC3-12800) and replaced it with my laptop ram, 4GB PC3-12800. When I start Windows 8 (64bit), the "Intel Rapid ...
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Intel Rapid Start Technology seems less “rapid” than the default Windows start/wake

I have a Dell 7000 series laptop running Windows 8 with an Intel core i7 processor. I often have to hold the power button to force it to turn off and then turn it back on again in order to wake it ...
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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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uTorrent download limit cancels transmissions

I have the latest uTorrent (v3.3.2) on Windows 7 64-bit. I've been noticing lately that when I set a global download limit of any kind, uTorrent will stop downloading and uploading completely. It's ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 waking from sleep when traveling in bag?

I am not turning laptop off, but rather putting into hibernation, as it starts much faster and I can continue working without starting all apps again. It was working long time from Windows XP to ...
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My “Lenovo Ideapad 300 - 15IBR” shuts down unexpectedly after waking from hibernation

I bought a new "Lenovo Ideapad 300 - 15IBR" (Win 10 / 64 bit). When I hibernate, the next time when I turn it on, it normally shows the laptop's boot, but just when the Windows logo appears, the ...
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Laptop starts up by itself after being in Hibernate

I have a dual boot Windows Vista Basic/Ubuntu KDE4 compaq laptop. when I have put the laptop into hibernation from windows I sometimes find that it will turn itself back on. Any ideas what causes ...
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Windows 10 wakes up at night although Update was completely finished a day before

I really really hate when my computer wakes up at 4:00h in the morning. So when I get Updates for my Win10 x64, I always schedule an immediate reboot, so that the update process can finish. That's ...
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Computer acting weird

My specs: Windows XP PRO SP3 with latest updates of course Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 CPU - DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E4300, 1800 MHz (9 x 200) Video card - Gigabyte GeForce 7200 GS I have ...
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Computer doesn't shut down, hibernate or sleep

After the Windows 10 upgrade my PC (HP Pavilion 15n-000sq) won't shut down, hibernate or even sleep. Whenever I choose one of these it just goes to a black screen but everything is still running and ...
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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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Should Windows 7 transition Sleep => Hibernating if battery drops below critical?

I have a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 x64 via Boot Camp. I recently lost work because, on receiving a low battery warning (at 10%), I closed the lid to put the laptop to sleep, but then forgot to ...
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Windows 10 restarts when trying to hibernate

I'm having some issues with Windows 10. I have activated Hibernate button from Energy options because it is not enabled by default. Now, the problem is when I try to hibernate my PC, the systems ...
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How to setup the laptop behavior when opening the LID

I'm using Windows 7 When i set my laptop to sleep or hibernate. But when i open the lid the laptop start automatically : this cause a problem for me because when i package the laptop in my hand bag , ...
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How to execute a script on sleep, hibernate, resume, and shutdown

I keep alot of my classwork documents hosted on dropbox as well as my personal site for remote storage. This helps alot since I switch between an iPad, laptop and desktop, so there are no worries ...
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Windows 10 Laptop - Require password on sleep, not on monitor off

I have an ASUS ROG G551 laptop. Like most laptops, I can press fn+f7 to turn off the monitor to save power without stopping any running programs. I used to be able to wake the monitor back up and ...
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WIN Task Scheduler - Wait before shutdown

I have a laptop which performs a task scheduled by Windows task scheduler every 30 min. It is running in the background in the "hidden" mode. It takes about 2-3 min for task to finish. If I then ...
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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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Windows 10 Freezes while asleep

My model laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5983 with Windows 10. I have to hard reboot sometimes 2-3 times per day. I put it in hibernate when I need to walk away and when I return it will not ...
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What are hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys files, and can I safely delete them?

I noticed two big (~ 2GB) files (hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys) at the root of my C: drive and wondered what they were. I searched on google and found some interesting links, but did not find any ...
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Delete hiberfil.sys on Windows 7

Ok, so I know what hiberfil.sys is, and I want to use hibernation on my laptop. But I have another hard drive active in my laptop, it's taken from my old one... and I want to get rid of the hiberfil....
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Windows 7 can't reboot from hibernation

I have a Hp Pavilion dv6t laptop running Windows 7. The laptop has 4 primary partitions and out of the box HP has taken 2 drives for backup and some bios stuff. I needed a free primary partition to ...
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Remove hibernation from Linux Mint 17.3?

I'm trying to remove hibernation from my system because I've an SSD. I followed the following guide: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/626 And my values now are: <defaults> <...
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force SSH (on client) to ask for password (Xubuntu)

Please, how do I configure the SSH-asking-password politics? I am using hibernate a lot on my laptop. The problem is that when I resume and make a SSH connection which I had already done in the ...
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windows 7 sometimes resizes and moves open windows after having hibernated or switched to and from another user

Context: I have a desktop computer running Windows 7, an AMD HD7850 as its GPU and an Acer K272HUL QHD monitor. The monitor has been connected through DL-DVI-D and is now connected through ...
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How to make my computer automatically hibernate after 30 minutes of inactivity in windows 7?

For some reason windows 7 just doesn't hibernate here. I followed the PCWorld article Tweaking Windows 7's Sleeping Habits, but I'm not sure it worked. Should I wait 30 minutes after every change to ...
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Can't get back from Sleep Mode using a mouse or a keyboard

I bought a new PC lately. I configured it so after 10 minutes my display turns off, and after 30 minutes my PC will go to Sleep. When my PC goes to Sleep, i'm trying to wake him up using my mouse (...
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Windows 8.1 AND Windows 10 doesnt stay in sleep mode / hibernate

Ever since I upgraded from 8 to 8.1, my pc doesnt stay in sleep mode or hibernate. It does go into the respective mode but after about 3 seconds it always boots up again. I noticed that it works fine ...
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Where does Windows save its sessions?

When my battery is drained of power, my laptop will turn off on its own and I am able to start Windows from where it was before it turned off. My question is: where does Windows save all that data? ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10's in different partitions after hibernating?

I have this question, that SEEMS to be answered but answers I find in SU or other places in google, just talk about Dual Booting Windows-Linux or booting in the same partition. Let me explain my case:...
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How can I manually put a Macbook Pro to hibernate without going to sleep mode first?

I recently got my first Mac computer, a late 2009 Macbook Pro model. I used to put my previous notebook (running windows 7) to hibernate directly in order to save battery but I can't do the same in ...
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Device reenabling ability to wake PC from sleep on its own

I have problem. Some of my devices like wireless mouse and keyboard re enable option: "Allow this device to wake the computer" in Device Manager. I run command: powercfg -devicequery wake_armed to ...
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Windows 7: Sometimes unable to hibernate, volmgr 45

Sometimes, after a jet flash is removed or when charging my laptop (windows 7, 64bit, dell vostro 3560), I am not able to hibernate it. After I click Hibernate button, OS is preparing to hibernate for ...
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How does the motherboard know that the OS is hibernated?

Well I recently read that when you hibernate the state is saved to the hard drive. However this confused me... When I hibernate my PC (or follow windows' new hybrid booting) and I turn it back on ...
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Windows hybernate vs shutdown + boot up times: Why choose for hibernate? [duplicate]

After reading this post, a comparison between the different boot times and hibernate times of the different windows OS's of today, I wondered why would I want to hibernate my pc/laptop? Considering ...