Difference between Hibernation and Sleep

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    Shilps Guest


    I would like to know whats the difference between Hibernation and Sleep

    Shilps, Jul 26, 2007
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    Anando [MVP] Guest


    Sleep: Your computer runs in a very low power state and the RAM modules still get power, therefore
    retaining its contents. Resuming from sleep is quicker.

    Hibernate: The contents of the RAM are written to a file on the hard drive and the mahine shuts down
    completely. Resuming from hibernate is quicker than a cold boot, but slower than a resume from

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    Shilps Guest

    Thanks. So does it mean that if my system was running the Defrag or
    downloading, these acitivities will be aborted when the system hibernates or
    Shilps, Jul 26, 2007
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    Val Guest


    They will resume when you wake it up.

    Of course, the download would most likely lose it connection due to timing

    Val, Jul 26, 2007
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    Ian Betts Guest

    Unless your were using the Torrent system for downloads that can resume as
    part downloads.
    Ian Betts, Jul 26, 2007
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    Danbo020759 Guest


    What do I need to do with my power management settings if I have some tasks
    (such as O&O defrag, Norton Ghost and Norton Virus Scan) set up to run in the
    wee hours after I go to sleep? Can I allow the PC to sleep? Hibernate? I
    ask because it appears that right now, none of these tasks is being carried


    Danbo020759, Sep 12, 2007
  8. the best way to do it is set your pc to not sleep or hibernate but instead
    turn off the monitor, so that the task manager can do it's thing.

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    Halexi Guest

    WRONG !!...How do you explain then if the computer wakes up by itself from
    Hibernation...?? Mine does it everytime I put it to hibernation...It still
    draws some minimal power to run something in the background...It wont wake up
    if you remove and re install the battery which then loses it's memory
    Halexi, Nov 26, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    That definition applies to versions of Windows prior to Vista. Vista uses a
    sleep or hybrid sleep mode. Sleep mode is what the majority use, and likely
    yourself as well since the contents of ram are lost when you remove the
    battery. The hybrid mode is closer to the true hibernate, but is disabled on
    most systems - particularly laptops. Regardless of which you use, some
    components will remain charged by a trickle from either the psu or cmos
    battery, and many support a 'wake' feature that can reinitiate the os.
    Rick Rogers, Nov 26, 2008
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