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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Unwanted wakeup from sleep state

My Windows 8 desktop computer is behaving strangely. When I leave it in the evening, I set it to standby (or hibernate, doesn't matter). When I come back in the morning, it's on. I wrote a little ...
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MacBook Pro shutting off and not able to wake up

I see there are others with this problem. My computer kept turning off until finally I couldn't turn it back on. It was giving me a message "the Start Up disk was full" and suggesting I rid of some ...
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Mount windows hibernated partition in R/W mode

i have a dual boot system with a NTFS partition (C:) dedicated to the windows 8 OS files, an EXT4 partition dedicated to Linux Mint 17 and another NTFS partition (E:) which i would like to use for ...
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Why was my computer try to to access the internet after I had placed it into hibernation?

From 21:30 on the 11/10/2014, my Computer was in hibernation. It started to come out of this mode and connected to the internet and with this address: https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl at ...
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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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Make Windows 7 hibernate when unplugging charger

I have a laptop where the battery has reached a state of being pretty much useless. Neither Windows 7 nor Ubuntu 14.04 is able to correctly estimate the actual power percentages or lifetime of the ...
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Recovering some windows session data from hibernation file [duplicate]

I just suffered from a BSoD on my HP laptop running Windows Vista SP2. I had a few unsaved notepad (text editor) windows open with some notes and reminders scattered around in them (very bad practice, ...
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Where Windows store RAM data before hibernation

As far as we know, RAM is a volatile memory that its data lost when the computer turned off. So when we want to hibernate our system, Windows must store its data in a file in HDD and then turn the ...
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Windows 7 sleep/hibernate not working with dual boot

I have a Lenovo W520 laptop with a SSD in the main bay and an external HDD in the 'cd' bay. I have the following setup Windows on SSD Ubuntu on HDD I used to have a bit of a stupid setup: the ...
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What is the real amount of data written in an hibernate file

On a Windows 8.1 system with 32 GB of RAM + SSD with hibernation enabled, how must data is actually written to the hiberfil.sys file when the system is put in hibernation ? My question is relative to ...
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How to let my laptop automatically hibernate after sleep in Windows 8.1?

I have looked through the advanced power setting but didn't find out a method. What I want is to let my laptop automatically hibernate after certain minutes of sleep. But if the laptop is not ...
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Windows 8.1 hibernation partition is 100+ gigs, physical memory is 32 gigs?

I have a 480 gig SSD as my OS drive. I have a usable partition of 345 gigs, which seems pretty small. According to Disk Manager I have a 101.36 gig partition for hibernation. I did some googling and ...
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Unable to hibernate with usb wireless stick

I'm trying to hibernate a system, but it immediatelly wakes up when I use the usb wireless adapter. I tried to disable all wake up capable devices, but it didn't work. # acpitool -w Device S-state ...
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How to hibernate Windows 8 Laptop after sleep?

My Windows 8 Laptop is set to sleep after 60 minutes of inactivity on Battery and to hibernate after 180 minutes on Battery. It is also set to sleep when I close the lid. When I close the lid, it ...
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Computer hibernates when I tell it to sleep

Problem When I tell my computer to sleep, it hibernates instead of sleeping. This occurs regardless of whether I tell it to sleep using the button on my keyboard or using the UI. Interestingly, when ...
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Make Windows require password after hibernate

I set password for User-Accounts and for the Windows (Using syskey), but when I turn on my system after a hibernate, it don't require neither system password nor accounts password. and directly ...
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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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Why do desktop OSes have a high response time when resumed from sleep/hibernation mode?

Why do desktop OSes such as Windows have a high response time when resumed from sleep or hibernation mode? Intuitively, it should take less time to respond. But what is messed up internally that ...
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Create a snapshot of the Windows session this very moment [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a snapshot (just as VirtualBox does) of a real Windows system as of the state this very moment? If I hibernate, RAM at the moment is dumped to the hard disk. Is it possible ...
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How to replace turn off icon action to hibernate instead of shutdown on windows xp

How to replace turn off icon action to hibernate instead of shutdown on windows xp.I want my computer to hibernate when I press turn of button.I think it's possible.but I could not find answer via ...
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Failure to create hibernation partition on GPT SSD boot drive

I've searched a number of forums and am surprised no one seems to have had the same problem as me. I have only one SSD (Samsung EVO) which is also my boot drive (UEFI, z97 board) for my desktop ...
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Desktop PC, unplugged, hibernation, draining motherboard battery?

If I put my PC to hibernation and then unplug it, will it drain the motherboard battery? I've read a lot of posts, but this is one thing I haven't seen, because of laptop users. Does hibernation drain ...
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Make the computer hibernate automatically at certain times

I am looking for solution to make computer auto hibernate on specific time. Actually i have eletricity problem in my city and power goes after each hour. so i want computer auto hibernate on 1:55PM, ...
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Intel Rapid Start Technology seems less “rapid” than the default Windows start/wake

I have a Dell 7000 series laptop running Windows 8 with an Intel core i7 processor. I often have to hold the power button to force it to turn off and then turn it back on again in order to wake it ...
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How can I change the amount of data copied back into RAM when resuming in Linux?

Normally when I shut down my computer I hibernate. On the next boot I then resume. My problem is, that it seems that Linux just copies the least amount of data that is needed back into ram, because ...
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How to hibernate Windows on Power Loss and Wake When Power is Restored?

I'm running a Windows 8 tablet in my car as my stereo and have it powered to the ignition (so it only charges on ACC). I'm using EventGhost for automation processes and I'd like to be able to have ...
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How to configure Windows 7 to disable all network interfaces before hibernation and enable them on waking up?

Whenever I hibernate my laptop at home, go to the office an wake it up there I get an IP address conflict warning. IP is configured by DHCP (without any MAC binding) at both places so I think it would ...
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Put a Win 7 computer to sleep AND wake it up on schedule

The computer in our bedroom puts on a light show every night around 3 when it starts to update Windows. I'd like to put the PC to sleep at a fixed time and then have it wake up on its own at a later ...
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Windows 7 Hiberate Returns to Ubuntu

I recently dual booted my laptop with Ubuntu and Windows 7. Whenever I close the top of my laptop while in Windows it goes to hibernate, however it returns back to the Ubuntu log in screen. Grub ...
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Remove HDD while the computer is shutdown but sitll plugged in

I have 2 internal HDDs and it happens a lot that I need to unplug one of them or swap the SATA cables to make one or the other 'Master'. what I do now is shutdown/hibernate and unplug the power cord ...
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How to prevent scheduled tasks from running as soon as computer wakes up?

Example: I have a task that is scheduled for 6 am every day (only if I'm logged on). If my computer sleeps/hibernates all night until 9am, upon waking up the task will then run even though it missed ...
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Hibernation via power button vs Start menu

I had a problem a few years ago with a Mesh Windows XP machine where if I set Windows XP to hibernate via the power button and then regularly shut down with it it appeared to lead to boot problems. At ...
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How to have both OSs hibernated

I set up a dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8, it all works good, I can hibernate each w/o problems. Now I find annoying that every time I want to go to the other OS I have to shut down the system ...
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Hibernate OSX like Windows

I have two instances of OSX Mavericks on two partitions on my MacBook Pro. I need to be able to Hibernate one instance and boot into another - like what you can do with two Windows installations on a ...
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Hibernate function not working

Just yesterday, using Sysinternals autoruns, I cleared some unwanted start-up applications, such as Nero Burning ROM. After I re-booted yesterday night, my hibernate function is not working, but is ...
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Laptop hangs before sleeping, hibernating or shutting down

I installed a new Samsung EVO 840 SSD on my Asus K53SD laptop. Now the laptop hangs when it tries to go into sleep mode. I have to force a shutdown to get back into Windows. I have installed all ...
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How windows boots up in hibernate mode using keyboard?

When we power off windows using hibernate mode, system will completely power down; according to Wikipedia: "Hibernation saves electrical power. After hibernating, the hardware is completely ...
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Pick which swap partition to use for Suspend to Disk

Is there anyway in Linux to pick which swap partition to use for Suspend to Disk? I have a setup with 2 swap partitions, one on an SSD and one on a HDD. I want the swap partition on the HDD to be used ...
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Hibernate without poweroff on Linux

Is there a way, on Linux, to hibernate without performing a shutdown and even continuing working? My idea is to hibernate at defined intervals in such a way to prevent data loss (and restarting ...
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vgaSave “Legacy driver” preventing hibernation

My PC cannot enable sleep/hibernation mode because of VGA Save driver. I think understand that this is a backup driver to provide video, how do I circumvent it? I have (or at least had,) Nvidia ...
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How know directly which signal wakes up a computer?

I am turning my Windows 8 box into hibernate for night. But at morning I am finding it wake up. I know I can use trial and error method to find what is turning it on. But is there any registry, which ...
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Changes made to powercfg.exe saved on your harddrive?

Seems like a silly question and I am about 80% sure it does, but I cant find it documented anywhere. Lets say 1 of my laptops is stuck in sleep mode, I remove the hard drive and put it in a similar ...
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Laptop seems to be stuck in a boot sequence where it wants to boot from hiberfil.sys, which doesnt exist on the harddrive

So a friend of mine messed up his ASUS K70AB with windows 7 64bit laptop. Probably by closing the lid and removing the power too soon after. He asked if I could take a look at it so I went and tried a ...
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Hibernate fast unhibernate slow with new SSHD Hybrid drive

I recently replaced my HDD (Lenovo X220 laptop, Win7 x64, intel i7, 6GB Ram) with a hybrid SSD/HDD drive (500GB Seagate SATA 2.5-inch Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) 6Gbps 5400rpm). The system speed ...
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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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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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Briefly hibernate PC during Dropbox Sync

I'm in the middle of moving a large number of files to Dropbox from my PC laptop (running Windows 7). I'm wondering if it's safe to temporarily put my PC to hibernate while I go home, and then set it ...
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Can't bring laptop out of hibernation mode

A Windows 7 HP ProBook 6570b laptop is rebooting just after the HP logo appears during the boot process. This means the laptop reboots about 4 seconds after turning it on. The laptop had been ...
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Does VirtualBox support guest hibernation?

Currently I am experimenting with hiberfil.sys file on Windows 7 and to not break my major system, I decided to install Win7 in VirtualBox. As turned out, hibernation is disabled and cannot be enabled ...
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How can I prevent loss of shared folder connectivity after hibernating in Windows 7?

I have a shared folder on a Windows 7 64-bit machine, but my Windows 8.1 computer cannot access the folder after the Windows 7 machine goes into hibernate. Is there anyway I can reestablish that ...