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Windows 7: How can I avoid my PC hibernating after sleeping for five minutes?

28 Jul 2013   #1
rodion15

windows 7 x64
 
 
How can I avoid my PC hibernating after sleeping for five minutes?

My desktop PC (Windows 8 and Windows 7 in dual boot) goes into hibernation after a few minutes sleep. The same happens with both operating systems. I'd rather it didn't go into hibernation, but remain in sleep mode. I see no option to change this in Power Options > Change Advanced power settings because I've disabled hibernation (so theres's option "hibernate after" in Power Options > settings).

In fact I've tried enabling hibernation again (by typing powercfg -h on in CMD) and then I can see Hibernate after. But I prefer to have hibernation disabled because otherwise I can't put the PC to sleep with an icon and keyboard shortcut I've created (if I don't disable hibernation the PC hibernates instead of going to sleep).

In fact I'm not even sure that it's hibernation that happens after about 5 minutes sleep. After the 5' sleep, the PC turns on and then seems to shut down, but when when I turn it on, it behaves as if waking up from hibernation (takes about 1 minute to wake).



Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Pro3
Processor: Intel Core i5 3450


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29 Jul 2013   #2
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hola,

You need to post your issue in our Windows 8 forum

Cheers

Dave
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06 Aug 2013   #3
rodion15

windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks Dave, I'll post it in Eightforums.
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06 Aug 2013   #4
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

No problem
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03 Nov 2013   #5
rodion15

windows 7 x64
 
 

Here's how I solved it: I still don't know why this fixed the problem. While looking at Disk Management, I found an 8GB "hibernation" partition, the same size of my RAM . I removed this partition with a third party application and the problem has dissapeared. My doubt is: if I had disabled hibernation as explained above. Why did it continue to hibernate solely because there existed a hibernate partition?. What created this partition?
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03 Nov 2013   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rodion15 View Post
Here's how I solved it: I still don't know why this fixed the problem. While looking at Disk Management, I found an 8GB "hibernation" partition, the same size of my RAM . I removed this partition with a third party application and the problem has dissapeared. My doubt is: if I had disabled hibernation as explained above. Why did it continue to hibernate solely because there existed a hibernate partition?. What created this partition?

This should explain it perfectly to you Disable Hibernate on Windows
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