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Sleep vs Shutdown vs Hibernation

Q: Sleep vs Shutdown vs Hibernation

So I would like a list of the pros and cons of each way of "turning off" my Vista Laptop (Thought that is a definately important factor).

So I been always using shutdown as I found it was good to save power and keep the memory fresh each time at the cost of a little more time to start up.

So what would be the pros and cons of the 3 (Generally speaking)

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A: Sleep vs Shutdown vs Hibernation

Welcome
With credit to Notebook Review

Hibernate takes a snapshot of everything you got on RAM (including any windows and apps running) and saves it to a special hard disk file and then shuts the computer down, when you resume from hibernation the computer boots a bit faster than a normal power up bootup. This method does not consume any power while the computer is off.

Uses: When you are not going to use the computer for a few hours or more.


Sleep, basically shuts your computer down except some components like RAM, so the next time you resume, it will boot almost in an instant. However, this method consumes battery power.

Uses: When you are just leaving the computer for a few minutes or hours, like at lunchtime or something like that.
End of quote from NoteBook Review

That being said, boot the computer at least once a week, to correct corruption etc.

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A:VGA card on Sleep Mode

The "sleep mode activated" message is normal on the monitor if it is receiving no signal from the PC (VGA card). You need to connect it to on board VGA and tell your system which card to use (or which order) in the BIOS. I cannot tell you how to get into BIOS since I do not know your PC brand/model.
 

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A:1 min shutdown

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A:Dell Inspiron 3437- Startup and shutdown problem

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A:Dell Latitude E6410 Suddenly shutdown

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A:When I press shutdown the laptop restart

ohail said:





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A:No input signal. Monitor going to sleep. Only when gaming.

Need to know
what brand your computer is (if its branded),
what graphics card is it using, and if you can get it,
what temperatures everything is running at when you're doing absolutely nothing with the comp, and
what temperatures everything is running at when you're running your games (stressed system).

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A:Help with shutdown

What about your system temperatures. Random shutdowns are usually an indication of an overheating CPU.
 

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A:Acer Aspire laptop video freeze after resume sleep mode

Have it looked at under warranty
 

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Thanks

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A:Win 7 USB devices not working after sleep

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A:Computer partially going into sleep mode

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A:Laptop goes into random sleep modes or screen goes blank randomly

DX file

DXDIAG File
 

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A:Random PC shutdown

Well generally pc shutdowns are due to the power supply being faulty or general overheating.
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A:Monitor keeps going into sleep mode

Almost sounds like what I had cept not as bad. My monitors would go into sleep mode on a brand new comp with my radeon 4750. cept it happened either at power on or whenever it felt like it in windows xp. they would not however come back unless i forced the computer off and even that didn't guarantee it. moreover, no one seemed to know about this cuz no one repsonded to me on this forum.

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A:Western Digital My Book 1TB Network HDD- hangs on shutdown

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A:Computer shutdown issue, new build

For clarification sake: Are you saying the harddrive was originally set in the BIOS as ahcpi mode but by setting the optimized default settings the BIOS set it to IDE? Anyway...


Before sending for a new drive run Chkdsk and run harddrive diagnostics by using the free utility that you can get off of your HD manufacture's website.

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A:Random shutdown then power back on

What power supply do you have?

It's normal for motherboards to reboot after changing RAM settings, mine does.

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A:Computer power on, monitor stays on sleep

Case design with MoBo



Drakozen said:





im not sure if its because one of the motherboard screws i use is plastic maybe not giving a good ground.

if u have any further questions let me know, ive tried almost everything but if you think of something it could be let me know, i sent in the motherboard, thank god for warranties, but i really dont want this to happen to my new motherboard. so any help would be appreciated

BTW i did build this computer components from newegg.com, case from xoxide.comClick to expand...

I don't know the motherboard or the case designs ( maybe someone else will )
The green light is for the RAM it is on a different power rail ( and Voltage ) to the Mainboard rail.
Things to check when the new MoBo arrives before you power the unit ON
< The clearance underneath the MoBo ( with all the components attached ) between it and the case. It needs to be a positive gap try for at least four post-it-notes wide, more if the fans vibrate the board
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A:Monitor stays in sleep mode

"I recently updated to a new cpu heatsink & fan"...

Did you clean off the old thermal paste and apply a small amount of new thermal paste between the heatsink/fan and the CPU?
 

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A:Active Internet connection during sleep mode?

No. If the computer is sleeping the internet connection can't be active (i.e. which would mean you also have a program running handling the connection, transfering data plus then you have memory in use and disk etc. so how much of your computer could really be asleep anyway

/* edit */
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A:Sleep-mode, with Internet connection?

to test it

In XP from 'Start'>'Shut down'> pull down Menu I have 'Standby' and 'Hibernate' and these both (when selected) hang-up all the procedures, writes the addresses to the RAM memory then lies inactive until summoned by keystroke (or other setup is in BIOS). The difference is only that hibernate shuts power off and saves to HDD as well.
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A:Laptop battery discharging when in sleep mode

Note there's a difference between "Sleep" vs. "Hibernation"
> Sleep mode still requires power (It should be minimal power but definitely still draws some power)
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A:Computer automatically shutdown while playing

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A:Monitor to sleep, Nvidia 8800GT

Can you take it back to the person that repaired it, to fix this problem?
 

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Check power saving options in Display Properties in Control Panel. Make sure Windows isn't turning off the monitor prematurely.

-- Andy
 

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We need to know your comptuer brand, model, and age, as well as your monitor brand, model and age.
More about operating system would help, as well as the overall configuration and other software..
To what are you connected when you turn it on?
 

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I have seen this problem many times... You could try updating the motherboard bios and resetting the CMOS, but you might have to replace the motherboard to get rid of this
 

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A:HP notebook hangs when going to sleep

two quick things

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A:Monitor going to sleep

Instantly, or after a while?

If you can get into the desktop, right click anywhere there's not an icon, Properties, Screensaver, Power, and change the "Turn off Monitor" to 20 mins or something.

See how that goes.

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Oh yeah, I ordered a new Dimension 8100 specific 410 watt power supply from pcpowercooling.com to replace the existing Dell 250 watt stock PSU.

I know the mobo diagnostic code is saying it is a memory problem but i am still skeptical.

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You can find them available at any computer shop

Y Molex
 

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A:Complete PC Shutdown when playing the most simple of games

Sounds like an overheating issue with the graphics card to be honest.
When you're surfing the net and such, you're only using 2D acceleration, which takes very little power and produces very little heat. 3D acceleration produces tons of heat and uses a lot more power.

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A:Laptop shutdown, now won't turn back on?

Hi Howlett93,
Welcome to Techspot.

Just a couple of question:

Why was the orgigional motherboard replaced?

What is the make of the Laptop?

What did you do the day before is didnt turn on again?

CAn we have more PC specs? eg operating sytem RAM etc.

When you tired taking out the battery did you hold down the powerbutton for about 0 second to get rid of any remaining charge.

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does it do it when the drive has been removed ?
 

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A:XP Pro Laptop will not shutdown

scan/clean your registry with something like ccleaner. Also check this page for more suggestions
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A:Emachine shutdown issues

Go to newegg.com!

I'm contemplating replacing my T3958's board with one from there.

They have a "combination" section.

There's an AMD/ECS 3 combo around $50 right now!

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A:My HP Pavillion monitor keeps going to sleep

Update

I completely restore the PC to it's original self from the manufactoror I can't spell. And it's fine.. nothing at all wrong with it. Now. I installed my linksys wireless card fine, but when I put it in. that's when the monitor keeps restarting on me. when I take it out, it loads fine. BUT when my friend plugged it into his computer, it worked fine, with the lnksys card in it?
 

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A:System Fans Spin After Shutdown

It sound like either a PowerSupply issue
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A:Monitor keeps going to sleep mode over and over

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A:Strange shutdown problem when starting computer games

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A:Blue screen error at shutdown

Cpl32ver.exe is Trojan/Backdoor.

Remove this file from your Windows folder

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A:4 Beeps and Shutdown?

I should say that the motherboad is an Intel D915PBL
 

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sorry for the spelling...and thx!
 

A:How to shutdown integrated graphics card?

Usually they are automatically disabled when you install a plug-in card. If the integrated cad is not disabled then you have to go into the bios and find the screen that has the video card listed and make sure it is set to disabled.
 

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A:USB mass storage issue resulting from unnormal shutdown

I fixed the modem, somehow I had some driver for network stuff disabled and it formed connection through the ethernet cable when I enabled it. USB problem remains though.
 

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I already have everything set to "never" in Power Settings.

Is there a way to stop it doing that?



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A:How can I stop my lappy from going to sleep all the time?

Seems to be on some Vista computers, that you cannot turn it off !!
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You could use this batch file (ie save to Notepad, the save as, all files, PConfig1.bat, then run it with Administrator rights (just right click on it)
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powercfg -x hibernate-timeout-ac 900
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exitClick to expand...

Let me know if it works
 

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I've got a brand new (4 days old) Intel DQ35j0 MB and it won't stay in sleep. It will for about three minutes then it "wakes" up again. I tried unplugging the mouse and keyboard thinking maybe either one was sending a signal and causing it but no luck. Also, I need to update the BIOS. Is there anyway to do that without a floppy disk?

Thanks
 

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Why do you "Need" to update the BIOS. Usually, you want to leave the BIOS alone unless you know of a solid reason to update it. Updating the BIOS is a risky procedure that can sometimes destroy a computer, unless you have experience.
Usually, you can fix the sleep issue by changing your settings in the control panel, or updating the driver.
 

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A:Monitor going to sleep and Freezing randomly

Try this - go into Control panel, find power options and chose to never shut the monitor off or for it to go to sleep.
 

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A:Changed mobo, can't access Windows, computer shuts down/hibernation

Possibly driver corruption.

Because you have repaired a couple of times, you could backup and re-install clean (format and remove partition too)

Otherwise, download all the updated drivers and try re-installing them
 

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A:CPU usage constant, won't shutdown

Hi
i would suggest 2 things to start...

start>run>
type this: sfc /scannow (this will check the file system, if errors are found will replace with original, most likely will require xp cd)

if the above does not help try Registry Mechanic

cheers

PS: have you tried running the system in "diagnostic startup" ... start>run>msconfig
 

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A:Computer shutdown after ~1minute

It's a process of elimination....

1st off, I'd run Memtest - create a bootable CD and run the test http://www.memtest86.com/
If that fails, then you've found the Culprit.

As for your questions:
1: Definitely

2: Yes, I've seen HDD's cause crashes even in BIOS. Disconnect it & see if it stays on

3: Yes & no. Won't POST without any RAM at all. Just make Beeping noises. If you have Onboard Video {or an old Vid Card you can use} then by all means remove the card & try it - if it doesn't have Onboard or a Card in it, you just won't be able to see anything on the Monitor.

From what you've said, I'd be looking at the RAM as suspect 1.

Good luck.
 

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A:Random computer shutdown

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A:Random Shutdown Problem

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