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Computer does not go into hibernation

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Humpty Dumpty, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Humpty Dumpty

    Humpty Dumpty Flightless Bird

    In Power Options I enabled hibernation and asked the computer to go into hibernation after 30 minutes. Well, it doesn't.

    The complete settings are as follows:

    Turn off monitor: after 5 min.
    Turn off hard disks: after 15 minutes.
    System standby: after 25 minutes.
    System hibernates: after 30 minutes.

    What may be the reason of the computer not going into hibernation?

    TIA

    Humpty
     
  2. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Usually something running in the background. Are you running a virus program
    that starts when the computer is idle?
    "Humpty Dumpty" <sorry@antispam.net> wrote in message
    news:-OelNZV4ILHA.6016@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    In Power Options I enabled hibernation and asked the computer to go into
    hibernation after 30 minutes. Well, it doesn't.

    The complete settings are as follows:

    Turn off monitor: after 5 min.
    Turn off hard disks: after 15 minutes.
    System standby: after 25 minutes.
    System hibernates: after 30 minutes.

    What may be the reason of the computer not going into hibernation?

    TIA

    Humpty
     
  3. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Flightless Bird

    In news:-OelNZV4ILHA.6016@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl "Humpty Dumpty"
    <sorry@antispam.net> wrote:

    > In Power Options I enabled hibernation and asked the computer to go
    > into hibernation after 30 minutes. Well, it doesn't.
    >
    > The complete settings are as follows:
    >
    > Turn off monitor: after 5 min.
    > Turn off hard disks: after 15 minutes.
    > System standby: after 25 minutes.
    > System hibernates: after 30 minutes.
    >
    > What may be the reason of the computer not going into hibernation?


    In standby, the OS is not active to keep track of time, so unless
    there's support in the BIOS, your machine probably can't get into
    hibernation from standby.

    --
    Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jul 14, 2:49 pm, "Humpty Dumpty" <so...@antispam.net> wrote:
    > In Power Options I enabled hibernation and asked the computer to go into hibernation after 30 minutes. Well, it doesn't.
    >
    > The complete settings are as follows:
    >
    > Turn off monitor: after 5 min.
    > Turn off hard disks: after 15 minutes.
    > System standby: after 25 minutes.
    > System hibernates: after 30 minutes.
    >
    > What may be the reason of the computer not going into hibernation?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Humpty


    First make sure your Hibernation/Stand By mechanism is functional by
    clicking Start, Turn
    Off Computer, then press the Shift key and the Stand By button should
    turn into a Hibernate
    button which you click and your system should hibernate.

    Does a manual Hibernation/Stand By work okay?

    Describe your current antivirus and anti malware situation: McAfee,
    Norton, Spybot,
    AVG, MSE, Defender, ZoneAlarm, PC Tools, Comodo, etc.

    Does your system have installed Skype, MagicJack, RSS feeds, any kind
    of Instant Messenger,
    any kind of malware scanners doing scans or doing automatic updates
    like AVG, Norton, McAfee,
    Bit Defender?

    If any one of those "lots of items that are not doing anything" you
    see in Task Manger causes the
    CPU to use 10% of CPU time (even for a fraction of a second), the
    power down options countdown
    timers all get reset back to zero (they start over). Therefore, it is
    possible that your system
    may never hibernate as the timer keeps getting reset.

    If you have the timer set to 30 minutes and something happens that
    uses 10% of the CPU every
    10 minutes, you will never automatically hibernate or stand by. Both
    will still work just fine
    manually though. Just because your system looks "idle" or you think
    it is idle, XP may not think so.

    If you just glance at TM, 99% idle could be the case, but you would
    have to watch it for a
    while and maybe see something that uses 10% - even for a split second
    if you are lucky
    enough to see it.

    You can set your hibernation time down to something small like -3
    minutes for a test. if it works
    okay then and not when set for 30 minutes, you know something is
    running that is resetting your timer,
    figure out what it is and then decide what to do.

    Make sure the mechanism works first, then figure out why it is not
    engaging like you think it should.
     
  5. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    On 14 Jul 2010 19:55:47 GMT, Bert Hyman <bert@iphouse.com> wrote:

    >In news:-OelNZV4ILHA.6016@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl "Humpty Dumpty"
    ><sorry@antispam.net> wrote:
    >
    >> In Power Options I enabled hibernation and asked the computer to go
    >> into hibernation after 30 minutes. Well, it doesn't.
    >>
    >> The complete settings are as follows:
    >>
    >> Turn off monitor: after 5 min.
    >> Turn off hard disks: after 15 minutes.
    >> System standby: after 25 minutes.
    >> System hibernates: after 30 minutes.
    >>
    >> What may be the reason of the computer not going into hibernation?

    >
    >In standby, the OS is not active to keep track of time, so unless
    >there's support in the BIOS, your machine probably can't get into
    >hibernation from standby.


    Makes sense to me.
     

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