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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Mount hibernated Windows partition

I am trying to mount my Windows partition at boot. It works fine when Windows is in shutdown, but when Windows is hibernated, it can't be mounted as read/write, and I am sent to the root shell at boot....
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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 waking from Sleep/Hibernation after 15-25 minutes [duplicate]

My machine is waking every 15-25 minutes after they are put into sleep/hibernation (issue persists with both). I'm running Windows 10 right now, but the issue was already present in Windows 8.1 (and ...
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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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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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Computer care: Hibernate, Sleep or Shut Down?

Which is the best for the "longevity" of your hardware, when done on a daily basis? Should I use sleep, hibernate or shut down? EDIT: As evident in some of the answers, the answer seems to vary by ...
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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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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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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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Windows 10 Hibernation not available

On a laptop where was previously installed Windows 8.1 I was perfectly able to use the hibernation feature. I have upgraded to Windows 10 and now the hibernation feature is disabled. If I run a ...
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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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Windows 7 cannot connect to internet after sleep/hibernate

This problem has surfaced recently. After I switch on my laptop from hibernate/sleep mode, it can't connect to the Internet. It displays all the available networks (wireless) but it never succeeds in ...
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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 10 PCs start in the middle of the night

I have recently upgraded two PCs to Windows 10. Both computers do use "hibernate" extensively. Both are set up in a way so that keyboard, mouse and ethernet commands are not waking the PC. ...
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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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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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Hibernation failure on Windows 7

I've got some trouble with my Windows 7 hibernation. Whenever I hibernate and then try to resume my laptop from hibernation, I get this error on startup: Your system's memory configuration has ...
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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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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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Hibernate in my windows-7 is not working

First i had a problem that i can't find hibernate in the start menu, but i did what's in this article: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7564/how-to-manage-hibernate-mode-in-windows-7/ and its now ...
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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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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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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 ...