Sleep vs Hibernate

By wesley.chin ·
What is the difference between them?

And what is does the Run line of each look like? I have seen "system32\rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState" for hibernate but others say it is for sleep.

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by wesley.chin In reply to hopefully this explains s ...

Thanks for the information. Those sites indicated verified my thinking of the functions. The thing that got me doubting myself is that the run line I mentioned reportedly was to put the computer into sleep, but instead it hibernated. That makes me wonder what the run line looks like for sleep. Any ideas?

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Worked on mine

by IC-IT In reply to Thanks

rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState
from a cmd prompt immediately placed my ssytem in a suspend state.
You may want to check the BIOS on the system in question to determine if different S levels are enabled.

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by wesley.chin In reply to Worked on mine

What is your OS?

What did the splash screen indicate? For me, it indicated that the computer was hibernating.

When you were in suspend, what did you need to do to get the computer running again?

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by IC-IT In reply to Hm

XP Pro
Preparing to Standby
Ctrl key
Extra Data; Under my Power settings I do not have Hibernation enabled.

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only thing i could find thus far

by wancona In reply to Thanks
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by wesley.chin In reply to only thing i could find t ...

No wonder the run line is the same for both states......

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don't know what run line looks like

by robo_dev In reply to Sleep vs Hibernate

hibernate writes the system state to a file and powers down.

sleep just puts it in standby-power mode, which stops HDD, and kills video, among other things.

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sleep v hibernate

by david.wallis In reply to Sleep vs Hibernate

hibernate copies your session to the harddisk for safe keeping (removing power doesnt affect it toshiba say hibernate lasts for just over 20 days)

sleep is stored in ram, if you take power away from the laptop you los eeverything. Basically sleep is faster but supposed to be for shorter periods :)

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by wesley.chin In reply to Sleep vs Hibernate

Now I know why the run line is the same for both hibernate and standby.

Which brings me to the next question.
In TR, there had been a post about scheduling a task, with the wake up computer option selected, as a way to get a computer active after putting a period of hibernation.

I had scheduled a message pop up to wake the computer. It did not work. Then I put the computer on standby, but still it did not work. Which makes me wonder....

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