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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Reboot the computer from a saved hiberfil.sys file

I just powered on my system from hibernation and I accidentally deleted an unsaved work. My system is still on with the hibernation file still in use.The unsaved work is actually a write up on my site ...
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Sleep or Hibernate for a laptop

I was wondering whether it is better to put a laptop into sleep or hibernation in Windows 7, and suspend or hibernate in Ubuntu: when carrying the laptop in a backpack and walking or ...
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Computer wakes itself few seconds after hibernation

This is the situation: this is a Dell Optiplex 755, I recently upgraded it to Windows 7 64-bit, it had Windows XP SP3 previously. on XP I never had a problem hibernating the PC, now with Windows 7 64 ...
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Changing the Hibernate File Location in Snow Leopard

I want to move my hibernate file a non-boot-drive disk. I see that the pmset utility is the way to do this but the documentation says that the file must reside on the boot drive. Does anyone know of ...
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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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Ubuntu 11.10: put computer to sleep when inactive for 4 hours

In Ubuntu 11.10, under the power menu (in Ubuntu 11.10 this menu is found under system settings--it has a battery icon), I have the option to put the computer to sleep when inactive for 10 minutes, 30 ...
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How To Wake Up Laptop Without Switching On The Screen?

I have setup a schedule for disk defragmenter but in Task Scheduler i cannot see the option for a laptop waking up and not switching screen. Since my laptop has always its lid closed, i don't want the ...
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Can I “pause” chkdsk by hibernating the computer?

So I have a situation and I need to figure out what to do about it before Hurricane Irene hits Saturday evening. I mentioned in another question that I'm running (the GUI equivalent of) chkdsk /r on a ...
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Windows 7 low and critical battery levels cannot be set lower than 10%

How do I change the low and critical battery levels to below 10%? I understand that this is a reasonable limit for most portable computers, but what about those with large batteries? On my computer ...
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How do I turn off wifi when my computer sleeps/hibernates?

My laptop is terribly slow when I wake from sleep or hibernate. I found that if I turn off the wifi before I sleep it is much faster when resuming from sleep. Is there a way to turn off wifi before ...
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How to bypass resume from hibernate

I am attempting to resume a Windows Vista laptop from hibernate, but the resume process seems to be stuck in an endless loop in which Windows is repeatedly trying to read from the optical drive. When ...
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Windows 7 hibernate not working

I have hibernate enabled, everything should work fine. When I press the hibernate, screen goes black (as expected), but after a short time the disk LED stops flashing, and computer turns off strangely ...
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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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windows 7 change default behavior from sleep to hibernate

I'm running Windows 7 Pro with an Intel 520 SSD. The drive is encrypted and that's a great security feature: no HD password on boot-up = good luck crack a 256-bit encrypted SSD. I set the default ...
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Creating a hibernation partition on Windows 7

I have a laptop which comes with a 20GB SSD hibernation partition, but I want to install Linux and use half of that SSD drive as a swap partition. In the case that it breaks, during installation, how ...
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Hibernate: Restart instead of Shutting Down

The Situation I have sort of an odd request. I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows and sometimes I just want to switch between the partitions without loosing the state of the OS I was currently working ...
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Is it possible to hibernate in Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Mac OS X support hibernation? Is it possible to hibernate a Mac? And if so is it safe to remove the power from the computer when it is hibernated?
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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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How do I run commands on suspend/return from suspend?

I suspend my laptop (pm-suspend) often and sometimes my desktop (pm-suspend-hybrid) fairly often. I am using the latest ubuntu (13.10, saucy). Is there a way I could run a command when I go into ...
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Can Windows Hibernate be disabled inside a virtual machine?

I run Parallels Desktop on my MacBook Pro to host Windows based virtual machines. I am trying to make the virtual disks a small as possible, and ran across this article: Delete hiberfil.sys by ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Computer takes nearly 10 minutes to boot from a cold start, but only a minute from hiberation

My computer will take nearly 10 minutes to start from a cold boot (and from a restart) yet only about a minute from hibernation, though hibernating has its own benefits, workspace set up from when I ...
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Windows 7 will not hibernate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why doesn't Hibernate work any more (Windows 7)? I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. When I put my laptop in hibernate mode, it turns off then turns back on ...
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Why do I get the “dumping physical memory” screen after hibernation?

Lately I've been getting the dreaded blue screen "Dumping physical memory" after I try to restart my laptop from the hibernation state. I then have to restart the machine to get it operating again. ...
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auto resume from standby

Can a Ubuntu (or any other distro) wake up from standby/hibernate at a preset time? I actually don't want the PC to consume 200W all the time for just doing something every hour.
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Replace Turn Off/Shut down with Hibernate

I've seen laptops which have Hibernate at the Start menu instead of Shut down, and I find it very useful. How do I enable it at my desktop?
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XP Pro SP3: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL on hibernate

I'm running XP Pro SP3 on a Late 2007-era 2.2Ghz Macbook. Unfortunately, it's recently started giving me a Blue Screen of Death when I try to hibernate it. It gives me the error ...
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How can I restore my display settings in Windows 7 after I put my computer to sleep

My computer has Windows 7 (RTM) as an OS and I'm using two monitors. The power saving settings put the computer to sleep after 30 minutes of inactivity. When the computer wakes up, it always uses ...
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What happen if we reduce the size of hiberfil.sys

I today discovered that we can set the size of the hiberfil.sys using powercfg -H -size 100% command line tool. Ignoring the hard space you will get, what else will change if we set it to powercfg -H ...
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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 to extract a file from hiberfil.sys?

I put my computer in sleep mode yesterday, and when I turned it back on, a file had been rolled back to the state it was in when I initially turned the computer on for the first time that day. After ...
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Want to use “fast user switching” in Windows 7 but put old user to sleep

In Windows7, I have one user account set up for harcore development stuff, and another for gaming. Right now, in order to get optimum game performance, I have to log out of the one and log in to the ...
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Hibernate & Sleep broken after IE 9 RTM installation in Windows 7 x64

I have a question about hibernation. I installed Internet Explorer 9 RTM x64 on my Windows 7 x64 SP1 desktop machine. After this, computer don't entry the hibernation or (hybrid) sleep state properly. ...
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Disable Windows auto hibernate on login screen

This has puzzled me for quite a while, and having found no solutions by myself I thought some of you might know what's going on. Symptoms Plug my laptop in. Hibernate Windows (Vista). Turn the ...
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is there any way to enable hibernation in a Windows 7 boot-to-vhd scenario?

I use win7 boot-to-vhd on my laptop. Even though my laptop will go into sleep mode when I'm not using it, sometimes if I don't pull out the laptop for a day or two, the battery will drain anyways and ...
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Slowdown after repeated hibernation in XP SP3

I have a Dell laptop w/dual core and 4 gigs of memory. Recently my machine has started to go off in never never land for 5 to 20 minutes at a time with a lot of hard drive churning. Eventually it ...
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Fedora 9: problem with hibernation and standby

Whenever I put the the computer to hibernate or standby, black screen appears and it stays forever. How to rectify this? Pressing any key does not wake my system. Finally I do force shutdown and then ...
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How to reconnect VPN automatically after sleep/hibernate on Vista/7?

I'm using Win 7's built-in VPN client but every time I put my computer to sleep / hibernate mode and then wake it up again, the connection is lost and I need to reconnect manually. Is there any way to ...
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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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Windows 8.1's audio service chokes on threads and handles?

-- snipped as the hibernation thing seems to be invalid now -- Edit: I found this... This process is using 52,552 handles and 6,065 threads when I took the screenshot. At the time of writing, 52,913 ...
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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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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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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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How to enable win7 to hibernate on multi-boot environment?

I run a HP DV6000 multi-boot environment with MacOSX, Ubuntu and Windows 7. In Windows 7 I cannot hibernate. After a long research, I've found that my Windows 7 partition must be set as active to ...
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Laptop fails to boot after bios update

I have a Sony vaio s-series laptop. Yesterday its auto update software prompted me to download and apply a bios update. I did so, but elected not to restart straight away as I was busy doing stuff. ...
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Windows 7: restore network drive connections after resume from hibernation automatically?

System: Windows 7 Pro x64 I've three network drives mapped (remote machine = Linux server) and mostly I put my Windows PC into hibernation rather then shutdown down every time. When, after resuming, ...