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Old 25-09-2010
Join Date: Jul 2010
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How to toggle Hibernation and enable Hybrid Sleep

The following is a rapid tutorial about how to toil with Hibernate and Hybrid Sleep.

Parting your computer on for days at a time may be expedient but it squanders a lot of power and it also ruins out your computer. A way to preserve energy but not give up the assistance of not having to boot up your machine is using Hibernation and Sleep.

Hibernation hoard a copy of your computer's memory onto the hard drive and then shut down your computer. Next time you boot up the computer will freight the information back from the disk to you RAM and you will prolong exactly where you left off.

Reimbursement: Computer is off. Loading back into Windows is more rapidly than booting up. No power used and you come back to unerringly where you left off.
Loss: Slower than sleep. Necessitates a lot of space, a hibernation file is created which is the size of your RAM. So if you have 8GB installed that's moderately a bit of space.

Toggle Hibernation:
  1. Open up a command Shell with administrative rights.
  2. Go to Start and type cmd and press ctrl+shift+enter. On the other hand you can right click the "cmd.exe" that Windows Search has found and right-click "run as administrator".
  3. In the command prompt:
    • Turn hibernation on
      powercfg.exe /hibernate on
    • Turn hibernation off
      powercfg.exe /hibernate off
  4. If you turn it off you may have to physically delete the hibernation file "hiberfil.sys". Which is located on your SYSTEM partition (necessitate you to set explorer to "show hidden files" and show hidden system files).

Note1: Sometimes "Disk Cleanup" will cancel hibernation and eradicate the hibernation file. This can be quite exasperating so be cautious not to select that option when running it.
Note2: It's promising to diminish the size of the hibernation file (if your system is using less than max amount of RAM, for instance if you have 8GB of RAM). Use the -size switch with a parameter in percent (NOT recommended). This will turn hibernation on if it's off.
powercfg.exe -size 50

powercfg.exe -size 100

Hybrid Sleep
Sleep puts your system into a balanced low energy state. It shuts down everything but keeps power going to the RAM (RAM will mislay all data if it doesn't accept power). The dilemma with Sleep is that if your power goes out (batter/power outage) your data will be misplaced.

That's where Hybrid Sleep comes in. A amalgamation of Sleep and Hibernation, hybrid sleep will suspend to RAM and also make a copy to the hard drive. This allows you to preserve your session in case of a power lose.

Reimbursement: Faster than ordinary Boot. Faster than Hibernation. Retains data in case of a power outage.

Loss: Requires a lot of space, a hibernation file is created which is the size of your RAM. So if you have 8GB installed that's quite a bit of space.
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Old 27-04-2011
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Re: How to toggle Hibernation and enable Hybrid Sleep

Well thank you for providing this vital information and also for helping me to get rid of the problem that i was having.
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