View Full Version : hibernate ot powerdown

08-14-2001, 05:47 PM
Ioften use 'HIbernate' on my laptop - it saves all memory content to disk and resumes when you power up. A normal cold boot takes around 70-80 seconds
when bootinh from hibernated mode it is ready in aboiut 15 seconds. Is it safe to not shut down the laptop but use hibernate and resum instead?

08-14-2001, 05:54 PM
Is the hibernate coded into the laptops bios or windowsME ?

If me I am told that the hibernate feature is buggy and can cause random crashes.

rick barclay
08-14-2001, 08:20 PM
The longer you run any MS OS without rebooting the more unstable it becomes.

rick barclay

08-15-2001, 03:45 PM
its part of the windows 98 power management for laptops.

08-15-2001, 04:11 PM
If it's win98 then I'd power down completely although I've heard stories of people not rebooting their NT/2k machines for weeks.

08-15-2001, 04:31 PM
My Win2000 PC is great, even when being on for weeks on end. I love this OS:D