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How To Enable Hibernation In Windows XP

When in sleep mode (standby), everything on your computer is shut off except that a small trickle of power is used to maintain the RAM contents. Waking up from sleep mode generally takes less than 15 seconds. [IF you want to know How To Enable Hibernation In Windows Vista Please Follow this link.]


Since it takes a bit of power, Sleep mode is not ideal for long term power off. On laptops running on battery power, if your battery runs out of power while on stand-by, you will lose the entire contents of your RAM and any unsaved files.

To overcome this, Windows XP enables the operating system to control power to your computer and peripheral devices. The power management features from Windows XP include both Hibernate and Standby. [IF you want to know How To Enable Hibernation In Windows Vista Please Follow this link.]

Hibernate saves an image of your desktop with all open files and documents, and then it powers down your computer. When you turn on power, your files and documents are open on your desktop exactly as you left them.

Power Management Performance
To put your computer into hibernation, you must have a computer that is set up by the manufacturer to support this option.

Enable Hibernation In Windows XP:
To automatically put your computer into hibernation, you must be logged on to your computer with an owner account in order to complete this procedure.

1.Open Power Options in Control Panel. (Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Power Options.)

2.Click the Hibernate tab, select the Enable hibernate support check box, and then click Apply.
If the Hibernate tab is unavailable, your computer does not support this feature.

3.Click the APM tab, click Enable Advanced Power Management support, and then click Apply. The APM tab is unavailable on ACPI–compliant computers. ACPI automatically enables Advanced Power Management, which disables the APM tab.

4.Click the Power Schemes tab, and then select a time period in System hibernates. Your computer hibernates after it has been idle for the specified amount of time.

To Manually Put Your Computer Into Hibernation
You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of either the Administrators or Power Users group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.
  1. Open Power Options in Control Panel. (Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Power Options.)
  2. Click the Hibernate tab, and then select the Enable hibernate support check box. If the Hibernate tab is not available, your computer does not support this feature.
  3. Click OK to close the Power Options dialog box.
  4. Click Start, and then click Shut Down. In the What do you want the computer to do drop-down list, click Hibernate.
If you are using Windows XP Home Edition, or Windows XP Professional with Fast User Switching turned on, the Shut Down menu will present the options to Stand By, Turn Off, and Restart your computer. And to see Hibernate Option (as you see  at the top of this page), Hold down the Shift key, and the Stand By button will change to Hibernate.

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