Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood
have you got any anti virus/malware/update programs to run at certain default times
I suspect the tape backup is a batch job outside of w7 part of bios set up also look at posting in page 2 by websquab re MS saying pc's hibernation is a hybrid
Sorry... I don't understand your last statement.
I'm not concerned about hibernate vs. sleep vs. hybrid sleep, or anything else. When the machine hibernates that's what I want, and it does it right. No "hybrid" for me. BIOS is S1.
My concern is that none of this hibernate/sleep activity should even get started as long as a "batch job" (e.g. my tape backup) is running! Period! Same way hibernate/sleep does not kick in when WMC is recording a TV program!
So... how does that happen? How can WMC and other TV apps (e.g. BeyondTV) prevent going into sleep/hibernate? Is it an API call? We know WMC/BTV can bring a machine out of sleep/hibernate when it's time to record a TV show, and they also seem to be totally capable of preventing going into sleep/hibernate if they are currently recording something. I didn't set anything to make this happen... it's just the way the program were written, I suppose.
So, what is that technique? Is it just somehow the "type" of programs they are and the particular multi-media functions they are invoking, that is automatically known to be something which should prevent sleep/hibernate? Or is it a particular system service request that temporarily disables sleep/hibernate (similar to temporarily disabling screensaver)?