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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Can Windows 7 use hibernate and still wake up to record tv shows with Media Center

Currently I only use sleep on my Windows 7 pc. To save some power I would like to start using hibernate mode. Does Windows 7 wake up from hibernate mode, to record tv shows I have programmed to ...
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Why does the OS need to copy all RAM into HDD for hibernation?

my question is theoretical in computer OSes, specifically about hibernation. As far as I know, hibernation (ACPI state S5, is that right?) involves writing into the hard disk all the data needed to ...
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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 ...
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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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Move Windows 7 Hibernation file

I have an Acer Ultrabook. It came with a 20GB SSD and a 320GB, the hibernation file resides on the 20GB SSD. My old laptop had a 128GB SSD that I installed in to this ultrabook. To migrate ...
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Does Having Computer Running Idle Impact Solid-State Drive's Life Expectancy?

As long as computer is operating, OS constantly performs small writes to storage medium. This is what I have not paid attention to earlier until I saw total writes in CrystalDiskInfo, Intel Toolbox ...
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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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Why does the pagefile.sys of windows 8 shrink to just about 25% of the size of RAM when hibernation is enabled?

I'm a Windows 8 user, and I've got 2GB RAM. I noticed the following phenomenon: When hibernate is disabled, the pagefile.sys will be the same size as my RAM. But when hibernate is enabled, the ...
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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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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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Hibernate between OS X and Bootcamp Win 7

Is it possible to use the true hibernate system functionalities of Win 7 and OS X to create a kind of instant switching between the two? Imagine this when reading/writing the sleep images to a quick ...
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Tool to repair MFT or NTFS journal on a disk which underwent failed hibernation

I've read through some of the posts related to corrupt or not working NTFS partitions, but without a proper solution for my case. Here it is: my system is SSD on mini PCI express (PCIe), with ...
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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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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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Why doesn't Hibernate work any more (Windows 7)?

I am having a problem with Hibernating my Windows 7 PC. When ever I try to hibernate, the screen goes blank for a while, there's disk activity and then I am presented with the Login Screen. I've ...
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Windows 7 very slow to startup and restore from hibernate

My Windows 7 64 bit ultimate machine is extremely slow to restore from hibernation. It spends minutes on a black screen with a blinking cursor, longer than to restart. It is also glacially slow to ...
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On a MacBook Pro, when changing hibernate mode which other numbers can be used?

The default MacBook Pro sleep setting maintains the current session on the RAM and thus requires a small power. There is a sudo command in the terminal that can alter this method by sending the ...
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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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My computer shuts down after 3-5 hours while idle

I just bought a new laptop (a Lenovov V570) with Windows 7 installed to be used as a server, however, the laptop hibernates after being idle for 3-5 hours. I changed the power management settings ...
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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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How to run a task every time computer resumes from suspend or hibernate in Windows

Is there a way in Windows XP to run a task every time a computer resumes from suspend/hibernate? On workstation unlock would also work.
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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 ...
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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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Hibernate Option Disappeared

A while ago I had the option to hibernate the computer. Nowadays, this option disappeared. In fact, even the standby option (when click the turn off button) is greyed out. I have tried the "powercfg ...
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Is it possible to select the partition where you want the hibernation file?

I have a PC where I have installed both Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit. As I don't want to have both system partitions overloaded I've moved the pagination file to the "Data" partition so that both share ...
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Blue screen (BSOD) when Windows 7 hibernates or standby

Whenever I want to standby or hibernate Windows 7, It takes some times in blank monitor and gives a blue screen error and shuts down. Details below about Error message that Windows showed: Problem ...
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Do locked pages get shredded from disk after resuming from suspend-to-disk?

Locked pages are sometimes used to store crypto keys like for Luks or for encfs and other sensitive things. But when doing hibernate (without swap drive encryption) they get stored to disk ...
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Why isn't hibernation enabled by default?

Why isn't hibernation enabled by default? Is there some downside to it? Also, how reliably does it bring back everything how you left it?
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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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Why do I have no hibernation mode in Windows 7?

I have installed Windows 7 two days ago. Why is there no hibernation mode in my licensed Windows 7 Ultimate? I have tried using these commands to enable it, but they didn't work: powercfg -h on ...
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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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Is it more cost efficient to keep my computer on and allow it to go into S4/Hibernate? [closed]

I have a desktop PC and and it goes into S4/Hibernate after about 1/2 hour of it being on. Is it wasting electricity by turning it on and off and not just keep it on overnight in S4/Hibernate?
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Automatic WakeUp from Hibernation on Windows 7

I scheduled a task in Windows 7 to play music at a particular time of the day. The scheduler allows a setting that makes the laptop power up from Sleep/Hibernation mode automagically. I guess that ...
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Windows 7 can sleep but cannot hibernate

On my Lenovo T400, Windows 7 can sleep but cannot hibernate. When choosing hibernation, the screen turns black, but then there is one beep, and the screen turns back to what it was before choosing ...
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How to troubleshoot suspend and hibernate in Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu Lucid installed on a Panasonic Toughbook CF-29. Most things work well, but, under Gnome, suspend and hibernate do not work. Interestingly, in Xubuntu, hibernate does work. So my ...
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Bypass hibernate on boot on Ubuntu

I have a problem where Ubuntu is shutting down immediately after restarting from Hibernate. I want to boot without Hibernating. Can I use grub options/commands to set it to ignore the Hibernate image ...
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My Windows 8 computer does not come out of Standby

My computer will not come out out of standby. It has had this issue ever since I bought it ~4 years ago. When I purchased it, It came with Vista, I have since upgraded it to 7 and now 8 Pro, each time ...
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Windows 7 Hibernate Problem

I cannot hibernate windows. When I click "hibernate", my laptop(windows) just locks and the screen goes black. I can unlock without any problem. I do not have any problem with other options such as ...
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Dual-booting Mac OS X and Windows: any way to avoid closing all my applications in Mac OS X?

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.6 and a Windows 7 Boot Camp partition. If I'm on Windows, I can easily go back to OS X without losing any of my open applications by using Hibernate. Mac OS X, ...
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Aero disabled after computer wakes up from hibernation

Sometimes when my computer wakes up from hibernation, Aero is turned off, and I can't enable it again. A simple restart will enable Aero again, so it isn't broken completely. Any idea what may cause ...
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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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is it possible to change location of hibernate file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change location of hibernation file in Windows 7? Can I change the path and directory of the “hiberfil.sys” on Windows 8 due to reduce my C:\ disk usage? I'm ...
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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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In Linux, why does my battery last only 4 hours instead of the usual 10?

I decided to switch from Windows 7 (10 hours of battery work, suspend/hibernate modes work great - Asus U36Jc) to some Linux. First there was Ubuntu 11.04 (with all current updates) – 4 hours ...
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How can I convince Windows 7 to reboot upon hibernating rather than powering down?

I have a Linux and Windows 7 dual-boot setup on my PC and I would like to configure the OSes so that when working in one OS, I can hibernate (saving the state to disk), reboot, use the other OS, ...
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What happens when you try to hibernate but there is not enough swap available?

I have a Linux box with a swap partition of size RAM + x. Suppose more than x of the swap is already in use. Now I try to hibernate. Will the kernel randomly kill sleeping and/or not sleeping ...
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Laptop comes out of hibernation at random times

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEB24FX laptop that will wake up from hibernation at random times on its own. It will be hours after I put it in hibernation. It has Windows 7 64-bit. I tried the command prompt ...
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Not able to Hibernate or sleep Windows7 after resizing os partiton(c:)

Recently I increased size of my c: where windows7 was installed before resizing the partition, windows was hibernating properly but now I am not able to hibernate or sleep. My motherboard support s1 ...
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What is the minimum length of time it is worth hibernating my laptop? [closed]

I have a Windows XP laptop. I rarely reboot and usually just hibernate it when I'm finished using it. If I'm going for lunch for an hour for example, I will always hibernate. However, if I'm just ...
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How to make GNOME 3 use suspend-hybrid?

How can I make GNOME 3 use pm-suspend-hybrid instead of pm-suspend when closing the lid or using suspend from the menu?