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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How to force Windows Battery/Power notifications to display over RDP sessions

I have fast machine with SSDs and when the low battery notification for 10% etc pops up, I don't always see it if I'm working in a full screen RDP Session. I've set my PC to hibernate on low battery, ...
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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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will running laptop in hibernation mode cause problems

I have DELL Inspiron 14r touch laptop with i5 processor, 2GB graphics card, Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot. Now, my question is more hardware specific, I want to know most of the time my ...
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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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Run a script when hibernating Windows 8

I have an EXE file that I need to run immediately before I hibernate my Windows 8 PC, every time. How can I do this? I know I can use the Task Scheduler to accomplish this, but which trigger is best ...
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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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Windows 7: after hibernation scheduled task not starting

I have created a task for sharing WiFi using : netsh wlan start hosted network This task has been configured for both System Start and User Logon and works fine except when I hibernate my laptop ...
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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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Stop windows resuming from hibernation to install automatic updates [duplicate]

I always hibernate my work (Windows 7, x64) laptop when leaving for the night. Sometimes when I come in again in the morning, the laptop is powered up and there's a message telling me that new updates ...
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Windows 8.1 Hibernation / WOL issues. Last Wake command never works

I setup Windows 8 and had WOL working without issue. The machine would hibernate according to the Power Plan I setup OR by using the shortcut %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe ...
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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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Windows 8.1 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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PC won't hibernate

Typically if I sleep my computer, it will keep the computer on, but turn the monitor off. I was under the impression that if I enter hibernate mode, it will sleep the computer, but also shut down the ...
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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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Use swap only for hibernation

I have a swap partition /dev/sda1. It is 2GB in size and i only want to use it for hibernating. My system has 4GB of RAM. When I am low on RAM the kernel starts swapping and I can't even switch to a ...
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Why did my ubuntu machine leave suspend?

Sometimes I come upstairs and my computer has left suspend and is booted or booting or whatever. Is there a log somewhere that will show what caused it to leave suspend? (ie mouse, keyboard, magic ...
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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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Vista veeery slow recovering from 'hibernate'

I've read pretty much everything related to vista hibernate, but haven't found an answer to my question. This summer I was away for about a month, and when I came back, recovering from hibernate had ...
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No hibernate option - Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon

Since the time I've moved to Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon, I'v never had the hibernate option. I tried following instructions at ...
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LAN doesn't reconnect after sleep/hibernation

After sleep and/or hibernation, I can't get my LAN connection to work. Windows reports "Local Area connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration". Disabling and enabling the adapter doesn't work ...
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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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Hibernate/resume fails after adding SSD on Debian 7

My Debian 7 system used to hibernate and resume just fine; then I added an SSD as follows: 1) added SSD (on SATA 1), 2) updated /etc/uswsusp.conf (use UUID for swap partition), 3) copied /usr and /opt ...
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Copying only the contents of a hibernated system drive, and not the raw filesystem, and then booting it back up from the copy

I had a Windows 7 system, which was hibernated. Then I took an image of the drive while it was hibernated. I'd like to restore the state of the system. I've mounted the image, which is 320gb. The ...
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Hibernation during WIndows 7 update results in failure to wake

Is there a setting on Windows 7 that will prevent hibernation while Windows Update is awaiting a reboot to complete installation of an update? The repeatable scenario behind this is: Windows Update ...
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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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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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s2disk does not power off on Debian with kernel 3.10 on Thinkpad

When I hibernate my Thinkpad T61 with s2disk, it does not power off. The problem occurred after migration to kernel 3.10 (3.2 works fine, 3.11 also broken). Any clue how to fix or at least debug it?
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XFS in-memory corruption after hibernate

I am constantly getting the below errors with XFS filesystem present on software raid-1 which was then converted to 3-disk raid-5. Errors happen exclusively after hibernate, normally either ...
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Dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 with EFI. Got “error: unknown filesystem” and grub rescue prompt

This is a Toshiba Satellite S855-S5381. Windows 8 was already installed and then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside it. During this process I was informed to make sure to turn off Windows fastboot ...
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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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Windows 7 hibernate only locks computer

I use hibernate every day. Recently (without any conscious change from me) it stopped working. Whenever the computer is supposed to hibernate, it only locks the computer. Clicking hibernate, pressing ...
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Windows 8 takes too long to shut down

Windows 8 which I installed recently (from factory recovery image) suddenly now takes too long to shut down, around 2 minutes and 20 seconds. I tried disabling and enabling "Fast Startup" but that ...
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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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Do VRAM/Registers get saved when hibernating?

When a computer goes into ACPI S4 state it saves its RAM contents to disk and shuts down. But what happens to registers, VRAM, or volatile memory inside extension cards or similar?
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Windows XP hibernates then immediately resumes

megamorf, thanks for your input. I have looked at the BIOS setup and all the wake-up options are disabled. My windows XP machine will go through the hibernate process, but then immediately resumes. ...
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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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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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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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Windows 8 hibernation does not work

I installed Win8 on my new ThinkPad x230t. I enabled Hibernation. When activate hibernation, the system shuts down. But on the next start, the system starts as normal and all opened applications (and ...
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Don't tell BIOS you're hybernating / hybrid booting?

So here is my problem: I have a T430s with two hard drives that boot two different operating systems running Windows 8. As you know, Windows 8 uses hybrid boot/shutdown, a sort of half-hibernation ...
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My Windows 8 PC wakes up every night around 3 am

I just built a new Windows 8 PC, and started using it a few days ago. Every night, I use Hibernate on the computer before I go to bed. The only way to turn it back on is to hit the Power button. ...
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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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BSOD “INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR” in Windows 7 on hibernation

I now get this BSOD in Windows 7 whenever I try to hibernate. I'm wondering if this is connected (cause of or effect of) another problem I'm having whereby Windows (and BIOS) now fails to recognize my ...
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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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Is it OK to make changes in an external hard drive that was plugged in a hibernated laptop?

Let's say I did these things: I plugged an external hard drive to a laptop With it plugged, I open and work on documents stored in the external hard drive Then I hibernate the laptop with the ...
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Wake Up PC from Hibernate state

Is there a way to set a specified time for Wake Up of PC while it is Hibernated state. I want this feature in Windows 7, running in Dell Studio 1555 laptop.
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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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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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How do I tell if my computer supports hibernation?

In Windows Vista, there is regular Hibernation as well as a Hybrid Sleep mode. These features can be found and enabled in the Power Options dialog (advanced settings). For some reason, I don't have ...