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Solved: Vista shuts down when in sleep too long

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by westiemom, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. westiemom

    westiemom Thread Starter

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    I have a laptop that I have had since June and I don't remembering it doing this when I first got it. what it is doing is I will boot up my laptop, use it and then close the lid and putting it to sleep. I have sometimes forgotten to shut it down when I go to bed but when I return the next morning is is shut down. I have it running off the power cord not battery. Is there a setting I can change or what is going on? Does it automatically shut down after a lenght of tim in sleep?
     
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    When you power it up after such a a shut down, does it come back to having the same programs and screens open as before you put it to sleep or does it behave as if it is coming from a cold rebooting?

    In the first case, it sounds like your computer may be going into a hibernation mode. It will first save a a snapshot of the RAM contents to the hard drive and then shut down. When it powers back up it will restore the contents of RAM back from the hard drive and continue where it left off.

    On my Compaq laptop running Vista Home Basic, the hibernation mode settings are in the Advanced section of a given power plan in the Power Options control panel.

    Not sure what the problem is if the computer is comes up with a complete rebooting.
     
  3. westiemom

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    yes it does have the same windows open and such when I restart it...so I guess it goes into hibernation. I thought hibernation was like sleep...what mine is doing is shutting way down where no lights are on or anything like nothing running. I like that I can just open the screen and hit a button and I am back into windows. Mine happens to also be a compaq but with vist home premium.
    So it sounds like everything is ok...was worried that maybe something was going wrong.
    Thanks.
     
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    You are welcome.

    You can mark this topic as solved using the button above your original post if you are satisfied with the answer
     
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    Ok well i have the solution!
    Open start menu, type power options, and click on the item that comes up.
    are you on the balanced plan or a custom? balanced should not hibernate but it seems like you are hibernating instead of sleeping.

    click on choose when the computer sleeps on the left,
    then change advanced settings, scroll down to sleep and expand the tree, expand hibernate after, and choose never.

    your computer will now sleep properly
     
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    Hey thanks. Didn't even know of those setting. It did say to hibernate in 1080 minutes...thanks again
     
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