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Windows 7: I go to bed and laptop is in sleep. I wake up and it is in hibernate.

16 Aug 2015   #1
halfbeing

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
I go to bed and laptop is in sleep. I wake up and it is in hibernate.

I recently replaced Linux on my laptop with Windows 7 and since then I have had a problem that when I put my machine to S3 sleep for a long period, i.e. overnight, I wake up and find that the machine is in hibernate. This is unacceptable to me because I make a habit of writing as soon as I wake up, and the ten minute delay while the machine is coming out of hibernate means that I lose my thoughts. how do I get the machine to stay in S3 sleep?

The machine is a Thinkpad R61i and the third-party battery is showing signs of age, but I always leave the machine plugged into the mains overnight. And as I said, I never had this problem when I was using Linux.


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16 Aug 2015   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yes S4 seems to be a feature in Laptops to save drainage on the Battery ...

How long does it take the Laptop to boot ?

Surely it must be faster that way ?


Have you updated your Ram ?
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16 Aug 2015   #3
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Why not just dissable/turn off hibernate, goto tutorials

Roy
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16 Aug 2015   #4
halfbeing

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hibernate is useful for certain situations, so I don't want to disable it. I used not to have this problem, so something has changed. Is it something specific to Windows, since I never had it when I was using Linux? Or is it something to do with my battery, despite the fact that the problem occurs even when the mains power is connected? The problem is that the machine leaves sleep and enters hibernate by itself in the middle of the night. Therefore it must be waking up in the night to do this. If I disable hibernate then surely it would simply stay awake until morning?

Rebooting is not an option because it still takes five minutes or so, by which time I am no longer thinking about what just happened in my dream and I am instead thinking about computers. I need to be able to start working the moment I get out of bed and sit at my desk. Those first few minutes of the day really are crucial.
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16 Aug 2015   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Is something waking the comp at a specific time, ie Check for updates at 3.00am,
After its done its checks, it will then default to your power configuration settings, what are they??

Roy
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16 Aug 2015   #6
halfbeing

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

My basic sleep settings include sleep after 15 mins or 30 mins (depending on the power plan), but I notice in the advanced settings I have "hibernate after: 360 minutes". Would there be a wake timer attached to that instruction, so that it wakes the computer out of sleep specifically in order to hibernate it? The timing of the waking and sleeping events in Event Viewer would seem to support this, as well as the very short duration (about 6 seconds) of last night's waking and hibernating. No doubt I will find out tomorrow morning, and know for definite within a few days, but if you know the answer already, that would be very helpful.
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16 Aug 2015   #7
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

In Advanced Settings under Sleep turn off Hybrid Sleep ...

Then set Hibernate to never ...
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16 Aug 2015   #8
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

If I understand the problem correctly, simply set Hibernate to Never in Advanced Power options for your power scheme. But leave hibernation enabled on the machine in case you want to invoke it manually (shutdown /h)
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16 Aug 2015   #9
halfbeing

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the info. So I take it then that the "hibernate after" setting does involve a wake timer? I hope the setting works. I've got another machine running Windows 10 and the setting that is supposed to control wake timers doesn't work at all. It's been a real headache trying to prevent the machine waking up at weird times and I'm still not sure I'm on top of the situation.
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16 Aug 2015   #10
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Yes, I'm sure you would call it a wake timer. The video doesn't come on, as I recall, but the machine acts up and then goes into hiber. You'll see disk activity. Hiber is essentially a boot-down, so the machine has to wake up to perform it.
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