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What is hibernation
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Windows 2000/XP supports the industry standard power management technology known as the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI), which enables the operating system to control power to your computer and peripheral devices. The power management features in Windows XP include Hibernate and Standby. 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. Standby reduces the power consumption of your computer by cutting power to hardware components you are not using. Standby can cut power to peripheral devices, your monitor, even your hard drive, but maintains power to your computer's memory so you don't lose your work.

Windows XP can automatically put your computer into Hibernate mode after a specified period of inactivity. Or Windows XP can detect when your batteries are running low, and then automatically put your computer in Hibernate mode to save your work before the battery fails. To put your computer into hibernation, you must have a computer that is set up by the manufacturer to support this option.

Using Power Options in Control Panel, you can adjust any power management option that your computer's unique hardware configuration supports. Power Options automatically detects what is available on your computer and shows you only the options that you can control.

If you are not sure whether your computer is ACPI-compliant, check your manufacturer's documentation. Some components, especially older components, may not support power management and can cause erratic behavior with Advanced Power Management (APM). Examples of such components are Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) components and an out-of-date BIOS.



Using our RSHUT Pro software you can schedule hibernation or standby on your computer on any specified time and date, also you can hibernate/standby remote computers over network. This operation can be performed from the program's GUI or from command line.




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