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Windows 7: Hibernation and Sleep Within a Power Plan

07 Nov 2009   #1
gordonware

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 
Hibernation and Sleep Within a Power Plan

First, hope this is the right forum to post this issue .....

Has anyone had any luck seeting up one power plan that will successfully hibernate on a set time-out when you are running on batteries, and sleep on a set time-out if you are running on wall power. When I try setting up a plan that way at some point it will not seem to ever hibernate. I have followed the power plan tutorials herein (which are detailed and quite helpful) I think pretty much to the T.

To make my system hibernate consustently on a time-out it seems that I have to have it hibernate when on batteries, and hibernate when on wall power( which I prefer it to sleep). You can't have it do both (hibernate from batteries, and sleep if you are on wall power). At least that seems to be the case with my inconsistent power plan performance.

Hopefully I have explained this so it makes sense.


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07 Nov 2009   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Do both sleep and hibernate appear in the Advanced power options lists for your laptop?

Try setting sleep at one minute and hibernate at 3 minutes to test both modes.

If either fail to appear then it is a graphics driver issue.

if they fail to trigger then it can be many things, first suspect is wake timers in Power Mgmt. tab of mouse and keyboard drivers.
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08 Nov 2009   #3
gordonware

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Do both sleep and hibernate appear in the Advanced power options lists for your laptop?

Yes

Try setting sleep at one minute and hibernate at 3 minutes to test both modes.

I have tried several scenarios and they seem to work for a while with severalsuccessful iterations of either sleep and/or hibernation, but then at some point it ceases to hibernate when on batteries. I didn't take notes on my testing. so all I can say it it is inconsisitent in performance. Right now my power plan has hibernation at 15 minutes on batteries, and 45 minutes on wall power. A couple of tests have shown it is working. But I bet if I set the wall power option to be sleep, the battery hibernation would crap out at some point.

If either fail to appear then it is a graphics driver issue.

I have the latest nVidia driver installed per Windows Update and the Toshiba site for my laptop model.


if they fail to trigger then it can be many things, first suspect is wake timers in Power Mgmt. tab of mouse and keyboard drivers.

Should wake timers be enabled? I think I have tried it boths ways though. My touchpad driver is from Alps and date back to 10-2008. It's the only one Toshiba has that provides the advanced options I like (scrolling etc). My keyboard driver is a standard ps/2.
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08 Nov 2009   #4
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

If you are having issues with Windows power management, try Edison: Verdiem :: Edison
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