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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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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Need a program to take a picture whenever someone wakes up my laptop. Catch: Windows 8

I've seen in a few places where a computer will take a snapshot of whoever wakes it up out of hibernation with the webcam, even if they don't successfully log in. I have several computer that would ...
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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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how to change hiberfil.sys directory? [duplicate]

i manage to change pagefile.sys directory but how to change hiberfil.sys directory? i have 64 GB SSD that has windows 7 on it and 1 TB HDD and want to move hiberfil.sys from SSD to HDD because i need ...
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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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How to make Windows hibernate on MacBookPro?

It may sounds trivial, but I have problem with it. When I configure sleep on close lid, I can close the lid, and indeed Windows goes to sleep. When I change it to hibernate, I close the lid, and ...
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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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Windows 8 create hibernation snapshot while in working state

I would like to be able to create snapshots of current Windows 8 state and if anything happens. Some crash or power loss, or any other issue, to be able to boot into that last snapshot. Is there any ...
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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 ...
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How to skip hibernation mode and boot into windows directly?

I did a hibernate last time and now I got into boot loop in my laptop. I see the bios screen and it restarts again. I want to know if I can get into command line using a bootable windows setup and ...
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Windows 7 running on Macbook pro not resuming after hibernate

I have a mid 2010 Macbook Pro 13" on which I was running Windows 7 32 bit perfectly fine. Recently I upgraded the memory to 8 GB and put in a Samsung 840 256 GB SSD into the DVD drive bay. I cloned ...
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Is it safe to disconnect an external, truecrypted hard-drive after hibernation

I have an external hard-drive which has only one, truecrypted partition (I am not sure if it is important). If I have the drive connected and then hibernate my notebook, is it safe to disconnect that ...
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If I plug a hibernated hard-drive to another laptop, what will happen to the hibernated hard-drive?

This is nothing too tech-savvy like mounting... If I do these things: Put my laptop into "hibernate" state instead of shutting it down Open the back of the laptop (I mean something like this) Pull ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not asking for password when resuming from hibernate

I am using ubuntu 12.04 and when I hibernate and resume back, the system takes me directly to the desktop without any prompt for password. I have uswsusp package installed for hibernation/suspend. ...
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How to find out the time Linux machine have spent in sleep [duplicate]

Everyone knows that command uptime shows running time of Linux machine. Is there a similar command for sleep and/or hibernate mode? To be clear: I want to know wake up time of my system.
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Hibernated Windows Desktop starts unexpectedly

In my Windows XP desktop computer I select "Hibernate" option and computer closes itself. Then I don't use computer (for example I go out, or spend time in other rooms etc.) for hours. When I go back ...
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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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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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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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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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Hibernate or shutdown computer? When power breaks

My last computer had one of too many power breaks - the electricity popped, and eventually had my hard-drive corrupted (probably). After reading a few articles about hibernation, I'm yet to understand ...
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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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After hibernate, can't turn on laptop

I can't turn on laptop after hibernation. Usually one of power light is glowing when laptop is plugged with adapter. Even when it is not yet turned on, the light is glowing. This time, it is not ...
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how can i set a delayed hibernation on windows XP?

this is working for me to set a delayed shutdown: shutdown -s -t 1000 this is working for me to hibernate my pc: %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState but i cant delay a ...
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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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How much safe is it to keep a desktop computer in sleep state overnight? [closed]

So far, I'm putting it into hibernate state overnight, but it takes way too much time to resume. Probably because of all the installed software and two virtual machines I'm constantly running on my ...
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“Hibernate doesn't use power”… or does it?

Does hibernation use more power than a total shutdown? The oft-given answer is no, but I can't help but wonder if that's a lie: hibernation seems to be an ACPI feature, and a completely different ...