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I can't hibernate my pc

When i enable hibernate option from "power options" a msg is displayed as "other processs is using this file plz close that process to use this file"

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Hi, i'm using windows xp on my latop, i used to have a hibernate option when i click the 'turn off computer', after reinstalling my windows, i can now only see shut down and restart. how do...


Hello and Welcome to FixYa!

Click Start >> Control Panel >> Power Options >> A dialog box will open, there will be a Hibernate Tab at the top of it >> Check the option there "Enable Hibernation".
When Done, click Start and Turn off computer, The three buttons you see one will be Stand By. Press and hold the Shift key. Stand By will become hibernate. Click it. You are done.

If you have any issues following it, do tell me.
Concerned, Nooh: Team FixYa!

Jul 11, 2011 | PC Laptops

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How to enable hibernation in Windows XP


Hibernation is a low-power mode that laptops use when they are idle in order to save power. A hibernating computer can come back up to ready a lot quicker than a computer that is completely shut down, but it only uses marginally more power while it is hibernating.

To enable hibernation, open the Power Options applet in the Control Panel. Click on the Hibernate tab (the farthest one on the right) and check the box next to "Enable hibernation." Beneath this box you will see the amount of disk space required to use hibernation. (This amount is typically about the same as the amount of RAM you have installed, because when the computer hibernates, everything in RAM is written to the hard drive.) If you do not have enough free hard drive space, you won't be able to use hibernation; delete some old programs or files that you no longer need in order to free up some more room.

Once you have enabled hibernation and clicked Apply, you can tell Windows when to use hibernation. Go to the Advanced tab (still in Power Options). Under the "Power buttons" heading, there are settings for different actions, such as closing your laptop's lid or pressing the power button. If you want your computer to hibernate when any of these actions are performed, just choose Hibernate from the drop down list. You can also make your computer hibernate manually by choosing Hibernate from the shut down options (Start menu > Shut Down).

Your changes will take effect as soon as you click Apply or OK.

on May 28, 2010 | PC Laptops

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How I can enable Hibernate and Stand By button? I have windows XP SP3


Hello,

You can enable hibernation in Windows XP by following the steps below.

1. Type powercfg.cpl in the Run window. To get the Run window press Win key + R. Or, you can go to the control panel and click on Power Options.

2. Find the Hibernate tab and click on it. Check the Enable Hibernation check box. In case its necessary, free up some space on you C: drive by running disk cleanup or your favorite system cleanup utility.

3. Now you can hibernate your system by clicking on the Start button and then on the Turn Off Computer (or Turn Off ). You'll see three standard options, Standby, Turn Off And Restart.
Hold Shift key and you'll see the Standby button turns into Hibernate button. Click to hibernate (Still holding the Shift key).

4. Optionally you can do this: Create a batch file for hibernating, and put it on you desktop. Every time you need to hibernate your system, just double click this file from your desktop. To do this, First Open up Notepad, type the following line in it.

%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Hibernate

Then save the file as, something.bat onto your desktop. Run this batch file to hib

Or you can
manually put your computer into hibernation:
1)Open Power Options in Control Panel.
2)Click the Hibernate tab, and then select the Enable hibernate support check box.
If the Hibernate tab is not available, your computer does not support this feature.
3)Click OK to close the Power Options dialog box.
4)Click Start, and then click Shut Down. In the What do you want the computer to do drop-down list, click Hibernate.

To automatically put your computer into hibernation:
1)Open Power Options in Control Panel.
2)Click the Hibernate tab, select the Enable hibernate support check box, and then click Apply.
If the Hibernate tab is unavailable, your computer does not support this feature.
3)Click the APM tab, click Enable Advanced Power Management support, and then click Apply.
4)Click the Power Schemes tab, and then select a time period in System hibernates. Your computer hibernates after it has been idle for the specified amount of time.
Thanks

Sep 14, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

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Hibernation is a power management feature. When you hibernate a laptop, you're essentially turning it off. So, unlike Stand By (Sleep) mode, a hibernated laptop isn't using any battery power at all - that laptop is off!

The secret behind hibernation is that before you turn off the laptop, everything you're doing with the computer is saved. (The contents of memory are saved to the hard disk.) When the computer is turned on again, it recovers from hibernating by reloading all the saved information and restoring your laptop to exactly the same condition it was in before it was hibernated.

Briefly, hibernation works like this:

1. You activate the hibernation feature.

Hibernation is activated differently depending on how it's set up.

2. The laptop hums as everything in memory is saved to disk.

3. The laptop turns itself off.

It's really and truly off: The battery isn't being used, and it's safe to store the laptop or put it away until you need to use it again.

To recover from Hibernation mode, just turn the laptop on. In some cases, the laptop may recover from hibernation when you press a key or touch the mouse pad. hibernated state for as long as you want.


Hibernation mode requires hard drive space. So you should be aware that when hard drive space runs low, it's possible that Hibernation mode won't work.



In Windows XP, you have to activate Hibernation mode before you can use it. Follow these steps to activate Hibernation:

1. Click the Start button.

2. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.

3. Open the Power Options icon in the Control Panel.

4. In the Power Options Properties dialog box, look for and click on the Hibernation tab.

If you don't see a Hibernation tab, there's your answer: The laptop isn't capable of hibernating. Oh, well.

You might want to check the laptop's Setup program to see whether you can activate Hibernation there.

5. Select the Enable Hibernation option by clicking the check box to place a check mark in the box.

6. Review other options, if they're available.

7. Click OK to confirm the changes and close the Power Options Properties dialog box.

Optionally, close the Control Panel window, as well.

Some laptops may require you to restart Windows for this change to take effect.



Sep 09, 2009 | PC Laptops

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I have here a Satellite M45-S169 that will not go into Hibernate. I have installed all the original drivers and Power Management options I can from the factory CD but it will not give me the option to go...


make sure your windows is activated and the option is enabled.to enable it right click on your desktop.go to the screensaver tab and look on the bottom for the power options.click it and go t the tab called hibernate and make sure it is checked. if the power options are not in the screensaver menu go to control panel and use the classic.there the power options will be enable the hibernate function

Aug 03, 2009 | PC Laptops

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The option for hibernating just disappeared. Somebody told me that it had to do with the video card. I have an hp Pavilion dv2000,Vista OS. I can't find the drivers for the video card, so I can't reinstall...


the disk clean up in vista will have included a large file for hibernate file cleaner if selected to be removed hibernate is disabled

re-enable hibernate if this has happened:

How to enable hibernate option in windows vista for those of you who mistakenly deleted your hibernation file using disk clean up, to re-enable your deleted hibernation file, click the start menu and then go to all programs - accessories - Command Prompt. Right-click command prompt and select "run as administrator".

When Command prompt has opened, enter the following

powercfg /hibernate on (note the space between powercfg and /) so it's not powercfg/hibernate on or powercfg/hibernateon it is powercfg /hibernate on

This should re-enable hibernation

May 12, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv2000t Notebook

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Pavilion Dv1000 monitor won't show anything


Power management lets you reduce your Notebook power consumption. Your Notebook has two power management modes:
  • Hibernation is an energy-saving feature and safeguard that saves information to the hard drive, then turns off your Notebook. When you resume from Hibernation, your information returns to the screen where you were previously working. Your Notebook hibernates when the Power button is pressed, when the battery has little power left, or when your Notebook (operating on battery power) is in Sleep mode for more than one hour.
  • Sleep, also called Standby, is an energy-saving feature that reduces power to system components that are not being used. When Sleep is initiated, your information is saved in Random Access Memory (RAM), and the screen is cleared. Your Notebook is still on, but the display is blank. When you resume from Suspend, your information returns to the screen where you were previously working.
Automatically put your notebook into hibernation Windows can automatically put your computer into Hibernate mode after a specified period of inactivity. Or Windows can detect when your batteries are running low, and then automatically put your computer in Hibernate mode to save your work before the battery fails. NOTE: Using Power Options in Control Panel, you can adjust any power management option that your notebook's unique hardware configuration supports. Because these options may vary widely from computer to computer, the options described may differ from what you see. Power Options automatically detects what is available on your computer and shows you only the options that you can control. To automatically put your computer into hibernation:
  1. In Category view, click Start , click Control Panel , click Performance and Maintenance , and then click Power Options . In Classic view, click Start , click Control Panel , and then click the Power Options icon.
  2. Click the Hibernate tab, select the Enable hibernate support check box, and then click Apply . Figure 1: Enable hibernation check box c00035872.gif
  3. Click the Power Schemes tab, and then select a time period in System hibernates. Your computer hibernates after it has been idle for the specified amount of time.
Manually put your notebook into hibernation This feature is available only on notebooks with the Windows XP operating system installed.
  1. In Category view, click Start , click Control Panel , click Performance and Maintenance , and then click Power Options . In Classic view, click Start , click Control Panel , and then click the Power Options icon.
  2. Click the Hibernate tab, and then select the Enable hibernate support check box. NOTE: If the Hibernate tab is not available, your computer does not support this feature.
  3. Click OK to close the Power Options dialog box.
  4. Click Start , and then click Turn Off Computer . In the Turn off computer dialog box, hold down the Shift key. The Stand By button will change to Hibernate. Click Hibernate .

Jan 06, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

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Enable standby and hibernation in my laptop again


You can manually re-enable the Hibernate option via command prompt using these instructions:
  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select All Programs > Accessories
  3. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator .
  4. At the command prompt enter
    "powercfg -h ON"
  5. Close the command prompt window.

Nov 27, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite L25-S119 Notebook

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Hibernating problem (Windows Vista)


Hello,

There are two ways to enable hibernation on a laptop. When you bootup your laptop, there is a text hint for access to your laptop's setup. It is Del, F2 or F10 most commonly. Look for that hint and enter hte bios setup for your laptop. Once inside the setup, look on all the pages to find the power options for running on Adapter Power and Battery Power. In this area will be an option for the default action when your lid closes. The safest is turn off, but more commonly you will want to user Hibernate. You can set this for the action on batteries and on adapter if you want.

As you may know, hibernation requires and creates a rather large file on your C: drive that contains all the information Vista needs to reload your computer to the exact state it was in at the time you placed the computer into Hibernation.

Also, in Windows also, you can enable hibernation and set its terms. Right click a blank area of your desktop, select Properties. You will see the well known Screen Saver and Desktop Background choices interface. When you click on Screen Saver you'll notice at the bottom right a button titled Power, click on that. On the subsequent page look for and check off the box titled 'enable hibernation'. You will also see the various timeouts for Standby, Sleep and Hibernate now. You will also see options for actions such as closing the lid. You want to be certain that the actions in Windows for the Lid Closure matches the actions you set in the System Setup at boot time.

Any questions? use the comment box below to ask away.

Regards,
Worldvet

Nov 23, 2008 | Acer Aspire 4520-5582 Notebook

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Where is the Sleep Button to put D-I'n-1000 into hibernation


There is no SLEEP BUTTON per se on and Inspiron 1000 system.

Enabling Hibernate is easy enough though. Go to Control Panel, POWER OPTIONS. In the power options window, click the hibernate tab and ensure the ENABLE HIBERNATION checkbox is checked., then click the ADVANCED TAB. Look for the "When I close the lid of my computer option and select HIBERNATE.

Since that system doesn't have a SLEEP BUTTON, that option may be listed, but is of no use.

Hee is a link to the I1000 manual

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1000/en/Y69601LRs.pdf

Jul 19, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

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