I have Win7 on Asus p8Z77 MB, recently I've noticed that by having the hibernate turned on, it keeps eating away the storage capacity in my C drive by like 10G+ (OS drive), so I decided to turn the hibernate off using " powercfg.exe /hibernate off " in CMD.
Then something interesting happens: After hibernation being turned off, whenever the computer goes into a sleep mode, the display will be turned off as normal, yet the cpu and etc is still running in the background...not actually in sleep like it used to. And when I was trying to hit any keys or move the mouse to "wake" it up, the keyboard would be frozen (lights on there would stop triggering) and it just remains in the state forever with the black screen of death (cpu is still running) and there is nothing I could do at this point but to restart the PC.
Yet, by re-enable the hibernate function in CMD using
powercfg.exe /hibernate on , the previous Semi-Sleep and wouldn't wake up problem goes away by itself, any idea why this happens and any fix?