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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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 ...
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Laptop won't sleep with 2nd hard drive

I have installed a 2nd hard drive into my laptop and now Windows 7 refuses to shutdown all or sleep all the way. The screen goes black and the computer's fan just stays spinning and it never enters ...
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Excel windows invisible when laptop comes back from sleep

I am using Excel 2013 via Office 365 and it's the damndest thing but when I put my laptop to sleep and it goes into hibernation when I resume windows all of my excel windows are invisible. They show ...
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Repeatedly wake up, perform task, hibernate for hardware troubleshooting

I'm currently trying to prove a hardware malfunction to the hardware vendor. The system occasionally performs a hard shutdown (like a power loss), with batteries fully loaded. The problem seems to be ...
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Intel Rapid Start Tech error ( IRST )

First of all, it's not an Intel Rapid STORAGE Tech. Recently, I bought a new Ram(8GB PC3-12800) and replaced it with my laptop ram, 4GB PC3-12800. When I start Windows 8 (64bit), the "Intel Rapid ...
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Can't hibernate my Windows 8 system (Dell n5520 laptop)

I'm using Windows 8 on my Dell 5520 laptop, with a problem that has been happening for the past few days I can't hibernate my Laptop. When ever I do it, sometimes it shuts down my system and sometimes ...
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Windows 7 does not enter hibernate automatically

I have a desktop PC with windows 7 64bit. I have set my energy settings for my PC to go to sleep after 10 minutes of inactivity and to hibernate after 30 minutes. This does not work, the PC stays in ...
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Windows 8 screen turn off and doesn't turn on when in activity

I've just bought my laptop with windows 8 64-bits pre-installed. The laptop is fast, and the operating system works (almost) perfectly. What is happening is that if I stop using the laptop for a ...
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Is It Possible To Share Page/Hibernation Files Between 2 Windows OSes?

I plan to install Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 (and Linux Mint) on my HDD. 8 will be installed first, then Server, then Mint. However, these 2 files can take up alot of space. So, is it possible ...
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Wake machine from hibernation remotely

Is there a way to wake a hibernating windows 7 machine remotely either via software or some other solution? I use LogMeIn but have to also hibernate my machine every weekend but want to be able to ...
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Does hibernation data persist without power?

My office shuts down power every weekend while I generally like to keep things open and all set to go for Monday. If I hibernate on Friday, will the hibernation state persist without power so I can ...
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Saving the entire state (hibernate) of Ubuntu into a file and select it for restore?

I wanted to know if it's possible to simulate the hibernate process of Ubuntu to save the entire state session into a file. Then to select which one to restore ?
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How to Hibernate Just Current Session in Windows

If we hibernate a PC, it writes everything to hard disk for all users. However I need it only for one user. In other words other users should be able to use the PC. When we lock the current session or ...
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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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Vista Hibernation-How does it work [closed]

I was just wondering something, I know when you go into sleep mode with vista, it writes everything to disk and powers down, and when you power up it returns it all to the RAM, but what I was ...
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Can a Hibernation file be restored and if so, how [closed]

My system crashed, and when I started back up, my hibernation file was gone. Now this is a problem as I was about to make a complete partition copy and needed what was also stored in that to analyze a ...
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Why my OSX pmset do not show hibernatemode 5?

To hibernate my system, all this time (for months) I have been using pmset -a hibernatemode 5. This was working great and I had no complaints. However, recently I was checking out pmset's man page ...
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Fedora 18 Disable Hibernate and Suspend

I recently installed the new Fedora 18, LXDE spin on a workstation (not a laptop). I want to disable the hibernate and suspend functions, and remove them from the "Logout" menu in the UI. In F17 and ...
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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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Windows-XP embedded stucks on second hibernate

I have the problem with the hibernate on Windows XP Embedded SP3: the second hibernation does not shut down the system (but stores the computer state). The scenario is as following: When the system ...
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Windows very slow after unexpected reboot

I got tired while working, so I put my computer in hibernation with a lot of windows open. At night my computer rebooted itself for some reason. It was running when I woke up. And now some actions ...
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How to make GNOME 3 hibernate from timeout using pm-hibernate

I am running Fedora 17 with GNOME 3 as my desktop, and have set up the machine to hibernate after idle for 1 hour. However, instead of switching off the machine appears to be on with the fan running. ...
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Windows 8 - WOL works from power off but not from hibernation

I followed the advice here to shut off fast boot in order to wake-on-LAN my Windows 8 machine when powered down. This worked for me which shows that the packet is being forwarded properly from my ...
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Windows 8 does not hibernate without boot menu installed

I run a quad-boot with Fedora, Ubuntu, ChromiumOS, and Windows 8. I have discovered that Windows 8 will no longer hibernate - it just brings me back to the lock screen. When I run it from ...
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Why can't I boot off another drive or change BIOS options after hibernating?

I hear that many people running Windows are able to hibernate their computer, temporarily boot some other operating system, then shutdown that other OS and resume Windows right where they left off. ...
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Samba share still “in use” after client hibernates

I have an Ubuntu-based HTPC running Samba (the server). Other PCs in the local network (the clients) connect to the Samba shares on the NAS and use them as network drives (all of those PCs run Win 7). ...
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Intel's “Rapid Start Technology” vs Hybrid Sleep, is there a point on desktop? [closed]

From reading Intel's docs it sounds like this "technology" does the same thing as regular Windows' Hibernate, but it saves less data, which supposedly on start up has to read smaller "hibernation" ...
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How to find out which system component disabled the hibernation? (Windows 7)

Installing a VMware Workstation 7.1 Windows 7 VM, and find that I cannot enable hibernation with powercfg --h on. Windows says An internal system component has disabled hibernation What's wrong ...
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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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set up permanent ramdisk in ubuntu to not using ram when is the ramdisk empty

My laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 has 8GB RAM. I added following record to /etc/fstab tmpfs /media/ramdisk tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0 What exactly does it mean? I have tested that I can ...
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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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Windows 8 doesn't hibernate after dual-boot with Debian

I have recently installed Debian on my laptop and am now dual-booting it with Windows 8. Windows 8 shows following problems: after spending some time setting up Debian and booting up Win again, I ...
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Windows 8 Unable to perform hibernate

Windows 8 Enterprise edition x86. Already enabled hibernate option, to have it on shutdown menu (start menu?) and set to hibernate on lid closing. However it's not hibernating for me. When I'm trying ...
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Windows 8 hibernation option missing from power options

Windows 8 Professional 32-bit running on Laptop. And the Hibernation option is missing from the Power Options in the System Settings. Even after I enable hidden power features by giving admin ...
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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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My computer starts up everyday at the same time

My laptop keeps starting up every day at the same time, whether or not it is connected to AC power. I checked the task scheduler for any task that are set to run, but I couldn't find any. I checked ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise: stopping hibernation?

Is it possible to stop Win7 Enterprise from ever going into hibernation? My laptop takes a long time to resume into desktop, and I very rarely I let the battery level to drop to below 30%, so ...
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Reducing both pagfile.sys and hiberfil.sys in Windows 7

I recently used Defraggler to consolidate my free space areas on my D: drive preparatory to using Disk Manager to break my drive into two areas, one as my "data area" for Windows 7 (normally on my C: ...
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Cannot hibernate Windows after installing openSUSE 12.2

Originally my machine dual-booted Fedora 17 and Windows 7, and everything was fine. When I switched to openSUSE 12.2, it repartitioned my Linux partitions (e.g. I had a 1GB swap partition and it made ...
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Problems with Startup after Script runs to Shutdown Windows 7 PC

I have a simple .bat script to shutdown a kiosk style machine in our work shutdown -h -f this hibernates the machine and I have it running each evening as a scheduled job. However my problem comes ...
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Why hibernate Windows 8? [closed]

It seems to me that in Windows 8 classic, hibernate is slower than the fast shutdown. Is there any meaningful reason to hibernate a Windows 8 machine (as opposed to fast shutdown or sleep)?
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XP Standby worked Windows 8 Sleep does not

In my daily routine I depended very much on Standby previously in XP. Now with Windows 8 I can enable hibernate and it seems to work - startup takes 30 seconds after a shutdown and 15 seconds after an ...
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I coudn't hibernate my Windows 7 system (Dell XPS laptop) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hibernation does not work, I’m always returned to the sign in screen I've enabled hibernation in the power settings and the hibernate button is available in the start ...