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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Computer wakes up from hibernation at exctly 3:40am every day

I'm getting tired of waking up to my computer being turned on, and event log shows that it's waking up everyday at 3:40am and most times won't go back to sleep after the determined 30 minutes (maybe ...
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Automatically hibernate Windows 8.1 after 15+ minutes inactivity

I have two tablets; a Surface Pro 3, and a very cheap HP Stream 7. When I leave the SP3 alone for a whole day, I usually come to it and find that it's turned itself off, or gone into Hibernate mode. ...
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Windows 7 is slow after resuming from hibernation

Every time I hibernate Windows 7 and then resume later on, the whole system seems fine for a while, then everything gets slow until the system takes about 10 seconds to load a webpage where it was ...
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Windows 7 goes into hibernation immediately after the UPS kicks on

I have a UPS that will power my desktop computer for 50 minutes. The idea was that if the power when out I could save/make notes on what I'm working on and then shutdown or hibernate the desktop. But ...
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What is technically wrong with fast OS switching?

An application (fast switcher) stays resident before the OS starts, and will be activated using a key combination (for example: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Esc). After detecting the key combination, the ...
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How does increasing RAM effect laptop battery life on standby?

Just a simple theoretical question: Does increasing the amount of physical RAM on a laptop affect the battery life while in standby? I always thought the only real difference between hibernate and ...
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At what time did my Windows XP machine come out of hibernation?

I usually look at the event log to find out at what time I switched on my computer. I look for the entry saying "The Event Log service was started". I use this to record in-out times at office. These ...
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Why was my system able to sleep without power?

I'm using an AMD Phenom II desktop running Windows 7 that I custom built. I put the system to sleep (not hibernate) then I accidentally shut off the power supply that it was connected to as well, so ...
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Windows 7 hibernates by itself

I have Windows 7 Pro 64-bit installed on a Lenovo Thinkpad X120e, and it is set up so that it will go into hibernation when the battery is too low. Sometimes, the computer hibernates by itself, and ...
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My computer won't go into standby or hibernate

I have a problem that I first noticed yesterday. Whenever I would press the half moon standby button on my keyboard, my computer would go to sleep. I also have a shortcut on my desktop configured to ...
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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 I set hiberfil.sys to another drive?

I have lack of space on my root(Windows 7) drive. There is hiberfil.sys that size of it is almost 3GB . I know use of hiberfil.sys: HIBERFIL.SYS is a file the system creates when the computer goes ...
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Why are computers slow to come back from hibernate?

Hibernation is supposed to write out RAM contents to disk, and coming back from hibernation is supposed to fill back RAM with saved contents. Why is coming back from hibernation slow, e.g. system is ...
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Can I remotely hibernate a computer?

I know the shutdown command (and the corresponding shutdown /i switch to show the GUI), but is there a way to hibernate a computer remotely in a similar way? The machines are running Windows XP and ...
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How to remove hiberfil.sys

I have a small SSD and I want to reclain the space currently used by the hiberfil.sys (~4GB) by disabling hybernation or perhaps preferably, move it to an HDD. I see under "power Options" that ...
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Can you hibernate/reboot in Linux instead of hibernate/poweroff?

I'm using pm-hibernate, and would like to reboot the machine after it's done hibernating, rather than having the machine turn off. Is there a way to do this with pm-hibernate, or any other Linux ...
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Where do I setup Windows 7 to not hibernate when laptop's lid is closed?

Where do I setup Windows 7 to not hibernate when laptop's lid is closed?
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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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hibernate: can it damage a hard disk

I have been told by someone quite knowledgeable in PC's that placing a PC into hibernate mode can be detrimental to a hard disk or the MBR (Master Boot Record) can be damaged and so cause some havoc. ...
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Can I set a hibernation/sleep warning on my laptop

Is it possible to set a hibernation/sleep warning on a laptop like a count down or something? I sometimes bring my laptop to work and access files off it through my work computer. It is sitting at the ...
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Windows 7 misses keystrokes from internal keyboard after hibernation on Acer Aspire 5820

After waking my computer (Acer Aspire with the factory default Windows 7 install and divers, Windows update running) from hibernation, it is a pain to type, since on average 5-10 keypresses are ...
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Why Hibernation does not work on my Vista64 Desktop?

I have an custom-made personal Desktop (not laptop) Vista64 Ultimate - up-to-date in term of Windows updates and drivers, Asus Rampage Formula, 8Go RAM and 6 hard-drives (2To), which refuses to go to ...
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Does Windows 7 deleted files generated during hibernation?

Somebody was using my Windows 7 and she hibernated it instead of shutting down. Later, I booted up Ubuntu and moved about 2GB worth of files from the Ubuntu partition to the Windows partition. After ...
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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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Computer wakes itself few seconds after hibernation

This is the situation: this is a Dell Optiplex 755, I recently upgraded it to Windows 7 64-bit, it had Windows XP SP3 previously. on XP I never had a problem hibernating the PC, now with Windows 7 64 ...
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How to reconnect VPN automatically after sleep/hibernate on Vista/7?

I'm using Win 7's built-in VPN client but every time I put my computer to sleep / hibernate mode and then wake it up again, the connection is lost and I need to reconnect manually. Is there any way to ...
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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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Windows 7 Won't Hibernate after Windows Update, Wakes Solved [duplicate]

I had a windows 7 system that hibernated every single day of my life, except on the days- Windows forced a critical update to my computer. Then I always had to do a system restore to get back ...
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Where can I stop windows 7 from hibernating on leaving the lid closed for a long time?

As asked. This is different from another similar question in that I already went to Control panel → Power options → Advanced settings and told windows to do nothing on lid close, both on and off ...
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Windows 7 migration led to crashdump and hibernate problems

Note: I'm using a Samsung 830 SSD (migrated OS from defunct PC) and other than these two (interrelated?) problems it's working fine. Surprisingly well actually. Motherboard is a ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe. ...
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Windows 7 Dual Boot Hibernation

I have two different editions of Windows 7 installed on two different partitions (on the same physical drive). One is Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, one is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I have both ...
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How to unlock Windows-hibernated disk?

I'm trying to fix a Windows installation that won't boot, but I think part of the problem fixing it is that it was hibernated, and thus is still sort of locked to access. Is there a way to unlock it? ...
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How to control the time before Windows 7 wakes from standby and hibernates?

Ever since I reformatted my laptop, it just hasn't been the same. Before reformatting I noticed that if it was in standby for around 24 hours, it would automatically wake up and go into hibernation. I ...
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Missing files when Windows 7 returns from hibernate w/ dual boot

I have a dual-boot setup with Ubuntu (lucid) and Windows 7. I have the Windows file system shared on Ubuntu through Samba. Occasionally, I am working on Windows and my machine will go into hibernate ...
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Sleep/Hibernate Confirm Screen from Sleep/Hibernate Button?

I've got a Lenovo T400 running Windows 7 and I've got this bad habit of expecting the bottom left button to be CTRL instead of FN. Is there a way I can force or remap the Fn+Sleep/Hibernate to bring ...
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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 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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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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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 ...