Hibernation Vs. Sleep


G

Guest

I can't find my hibernation settings anymore. Also the computer never goes to
sleep or hibernation. I have my laptop set up to go to sleep, then turn off
hard drive, and finally hibernation. This was working then all of a sudden it
stopped working. I have since reinstalled vista R C 2 and it still does not
work. They need to tune up sleep, hibernation and hard drive turn off. Which
is better anyways? Hibernation or sleep?
 
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robw

Sleep = Low Power Mode, Quicker to come back on from, but it will eat up
your battery life.

Hibernation = No Power Mode, Saves your settings to hard disk, then actually
powers down everything. Doesn't use any battery power once it's off, takes
a few extra seconds versus sleep to awake from.

Does above help?

-Rob
 
M

MICHAEL

Lang said:
I can't find my hibernation settings anymore. Also the computer never goes to
sleep or hibernation. I have my laptop set up to go to sleep, then turn off
hard drive, and finally hibernation. This was working then all of a sudden it
stopped working. I have since reinstalled vista R C 2 and it still does not
work. They need to tune up sleep, hibernation and hard drive turn off. Which
is better anyways? Hibernation or sleep?

If you use Disk Cleanup and delete the Hibernation file-
Hibernation will be disabled.

I prefer to put my computers to Sleep/Standby.


-Michael
 
P

Paul Smith

I prefer to put my computers to Sleep/Standby.

The new sleep mode in Vista is a hybrid between stand by and hibernate.
It'll keep the RAM powered on and make a copy of it to disk, so if you do
pull the plug it can still resume.

--
Paul Smith,
Yeovil, UK.
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
http://www.windowsresource.net/

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M

MICHAEL

Paul Smith said:
The new sleep mode in Vista is a hybrid between stand by and hibernate. It'll keep the RAM
powered on and make a copy of it to disk, so if you do pull the plug it can still resume.

Right. Now that you bring that up- does the hybrid sleep
use a/the hibernation file? Does it make a difference if Hibernation
is disabled? If Hibernation has been disabled- does it turn the
hybrid Sleep into regular Sleep mode?


-Michael
 
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Paul Smith

Right. Now that you bring that up- does the hybrid sleep
use a/the hibernation file? Does it make a difference if Hibernation
is disabled? If Hibernation has been disabled- does it turn the
hybrid Sleep into regular Sleep mode?

I have hibernation disabled on all my machines, and the hybrid state still
resumes after pulling the plug. I haven't actually tried removing the
hibernate file though to see if the system will just create a new one.


--
Paul Smith,
Yeovil, UK.
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
http://www.windowsresource.net/

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Johnny

Jack said:
Waking up from hibernation usually happens in spring.
Jack
Haha! You beat me to it!

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Go ahead and spam me! I have Gmail.

Johnny
 

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