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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Sony Vaio laptop not recovering from hibernate

I have a Sony Vaio Laptop, model VGN C2S. It has an Intel Core 2 processor, 3GB of RAM and Windows 7 Ultimate N. The laptop works perfectly until it is put onto hybernation mode. Upon pressing the ...
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Windows fails to resume from hibernation every other reboot

I have a Dell XPS 15z. Under Windows 7, I was seeing the problem where Windows wouldn't resume from hibernation on every other reboot. In other words, I could cold boot, and it would hibernate and ...
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Cyclic Variation of SSD free disk space: WinDirStat results

When I first start my PC it says I have only have 1.1 GB free space! However when I restart it says 11.4 GB, if I then restart again it goes back to 1.1GB and so on. The actual figures are getting ...
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Windows 7 laptop comes in hibernation from sleep and can't boot after that

I have MSI 2PE Ghost PC on Windows 7. I put PC into sleep, but after few hours it automatically boots quietly and goes to hibernation state. After that it can't boot from this state normally (error ...
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Blurry Chrome's window after waking up from hibernation

This is, how my Chrome's window looked like directly after waking up my computer from hibernation: It lasted about 3-5 seconds and then everything went back to normal. Screen overlay looks exactly ...
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Prevent Windows 7 from resuming from hibernation

I am running Windows 7 x64 on my machine and everything is perfect. I actually never turn off my PC completely but rather I always put it into hibernation mode for fast resume once I get back. ...
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Computer dies (power off) when waking from hibernate, otherwise works fine

I have a strange problem with my Lenovo T520. Since last week, every wake from hibernate has failed right after the Windows 8 logo shows up. The computer simply dies (like I removed the battery, or as ...
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My computer won't go into standby or hibernate

I have a problem that I first noticed yesterday. Whenever I would press the half moon standby button on my keyboard, my computer would go to sleep. I also have a shortcut on my desktop configured to ...
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Microsoft virtual wifi mini adapter does not work after recovering from hibernate

I use the virtual wlan as an virtual access point and start and stop it via commandline. It works fine. The power management on this device is off and I stop the hosted network before I hibernate. But ...
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Hibernating and booting into another OS: will my filesystems be corrupted?

IMPORTANT If you came here looking for an answer to this question, please read all the answers below. There are some testimonials from people who have lost data doing this. If you plan to do this ...
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Why does Windows 8.1 sometimes wake briefly during hibernation?

When I hibernate Windows 8.1, sometimes it wakes briefly some hours later. (This is a pain, as it may be the middle of the night and my computer's bright blue power LED lights up the room and wakes me ...
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Windows 8.1 computer won't hibernate

When hibernating one of two things happens: It immediately wakes up to my login screen, or Pretends its screens are off, but remains on (laptop keyboard is still lit up, fans running). Last time ...
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Windows 7 Hibernate Problem

I cannot hibernate windows. When I click "hibernate", my laptop(windows) just locks and the screen goes black. I can unlock without any problem. I do not have any problem with other options such as ...
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Why does my Windows computer immediately turn back on after sleep/hibernate?

After clicking sleep or hibernate in Windows 7, my computer loads for a while and then goes into sleep mode, but not 1 second later it powers back up. The event log has no errors and no warnings ...
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Debian extremely slow resume after hibernate

I have a very irritating issue with my Debian 8: resume after hibernate takes from 5 to 10 minutes. During resume time system shows me picture on a display but not respond, cursor are not moving, ...
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My ASUS computer keeps putting itself to sleep every night. How do I stop it? [duplicate]

Lately my computer has been putting itself to sleep about 40minutes after I go to bed. It doesn't sleep right when I close the computer lid, but after a while it puts itself to sleep. This is a ...
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Window 8.1 freeze after wakeup from sleep and hibernate

My Windows froze after wake up from sleep mode or resume from hibernate mode. Before this happen I was using it fine. It's up for a few second and then freeze (mouse/keyboard don't work, heard of ...
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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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Computer Disk Usage hits 100% for several minutes after resume

Ive started noticing this only over the last month, but it might have been happening before. I have a few months old (~8) gaming laptop running Windows 8.1, and I do not use it often, few times a ...
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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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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 cannot connect to internet after sleep/hibernate

This problem has surfaced recently. After If I switch on my laptop from hibernate/sleep mode, it can;t connect to internet. It displays all the available networks (wireless) but it never succeeds in ...
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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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Need to reboot after waking from sleep mode on my windows 8.1 tablet

I searched and tried much but it does little help to my problem. When I put my tablet pc aside and it will sleep after 5 mins. This is what I expected by setting power config. However if I leave it ...
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Fixing hibernation on Windows 8

My Windows 8 will not hibernate anymore. I ran sfc /scannow, found some issues, ran DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth, and again sfc /scannow, and all is good. I've disabled and enabled ...
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Can hibernating the computer damage the RAM?

I always hibernate my laptop. One of my friends said that hibernating the computer will cause damage to the RAM. From his point of view he said that suspended RAM data stored on the hard disk will ...
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How to view Windows' physical uptime?

How can I determine how long my Windows 8.1 PC has been up and running? Checking in task manager or using systeminfo command does not work, because they do not reset when you hibernate. I need to know ...
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Black screen after resume from hibernate

Here's my config: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) i5 + 8GB (1600MHz) Samsung 850 Pro (256GB) My disk is giving me around 540MB/sec read speed, so I get a resume time of about 15-17 seconds which is ...
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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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How to really turn off hibernation in Windows 7

I've tried everything I can think off to turn off hibernation. I have disabled it in power management, used powercfg -h off and it almost works. It works when I execute the command, but when I reboot ...
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Hibernation doesn't work in Debian Wheezy (suspend does work)

Recently I've been trying to make hibernation work. Suspending works all the time, so "hibernate/suspend debug tutorials" didn't helped me much. The only one that gave me some information about the ...
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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 and ...
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Delete hiberfil.sys on Windows 7

Ok, so I know what hiberfil.sys is, and I want to use hibernation on my laptop. But I have another hard drive active in my laptop, it's taken from my old one... and I want to get rid of the ...
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How to prevent hibernation during work hours

I have a laptop at work that I don't want it to hibernate during work hours. It may be running a program that will corrupt the current data if it hibernates. After work, it can hibernate until someone ...
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Need access to hibernating Windows 8/8.1 system to remove viruses

User allowed someone claiming to be a Microsoft employee to remote control his machine. It has to be windows 8/8.1 as it is stuck in hibernation and his password does not work. Have deleted ...
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Is it considered safe to suspend/hibernate a computer while it's compiling some code?

Will it continue the process where left off? I'm using gcc on a GNU/Linux machine.
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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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Can hibernating my laptop damage further my already damaged hard drive?

For the past year, I have been hibernating my laptop everyday (along with weekly shutdowns) and recently my hard drive got damaged which resulted to the notorious reboot loop. I just got it repaired ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot hibernate after cloning

Windows hibernation fails after cloning Windows 8.1 from one hard drive to another. The screen goes black, but it never goes beyond that point, you clearly hear the PC working normally. And if the ...
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hibernate takes 4 minutes 38 seconds

I have a 4GB RAM 500GB 7200 rpm HDD laptop and when I hibernate the laptop it takes in the region of 3 or 4 minutes(*) to hibernate. not the 24 seconds it used to take. It takes this long whether or ...
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Lenovo Y50 Laptop drains battery in hibernating to 20% just 24hrs

I have a 6 months Lenovo Y Laptop and this is battery information is captured by BatteryCare The problem is after I installed a fresh Win8.1 (yeah Superfish issue), Hibernating drains battery so bad ...
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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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pm-hibernate does not turn off system

I'm trying to make pm-hibernate to work on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. When I invoke sudo pm-hibernate display turns off and I can't do anything anymore but computer does not turn off. All I have found ...
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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, ...
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Fresh SSD - High Power On Count when putting hibernate mode (Win8.1)

I've just bought a brand new Samsung SSD Evo 840 and I found that when hibernating, it increases Power On Count too much (in 1.5 months) as: As you can see Power On Count increases as crazy when ...
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How can Windows dump the complete RAM in the hibernation file so fast?

I was going through an article that explained the hibernation procedure in Microsoft Windows. The main points that I get out of it are Windows dumps the whole RAM (after processing it maybe) in the ...
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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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I want to hibernate and restart automatically everyday

I want to hibernate my Windows 7 server for 12 hours everyday starting at a set time. How I do this so it starts again after the 12 hours?
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Conditional hibernate with systemd in Linux

I use to have one Linux pm-utils’ script that unmounts my mounted USB disks partitions, triggered by hibernation process. Script returned a failure exit code when unmount failed, so hibernation ...
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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 ...