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    Hibernation guidelines (XP Pro SP2)

    Does anyone know if someone hibernates while docked do they have to come out of hibernation while in the docking station? If hibernation is engaged while out of the docking station do they need to come out of hibernation out of the dock? Another scenario would be hibernation initiated while not on the network and then while logged in on the network.

    Client has gotten a few bluescreens while coming out of hibernation so I disabled hibernation and had the client run diskeeper, then I enabled hibernation again and then the client went a few days but got another bluescreen. It was then that he started mentioning the possibility of the docking station or the network so I am wondering if there are any general guidelines.

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    Re: Hibernation guidelines (XP Pro SP2)

    My "General Guide Line" is I do NOT use it even on a laptop when running on 'Power" and not batteries.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Hibernation guidelines (XP Pro SP2)

    Hibernation is for bears, not computers. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Hibernation guidelines (XP Pro SP2)

    Thank you both for the information.

    I don't use hibernation and disable it whenever I log in on any machine but I asked a question on behalf of someone that DOES choose to use the feature.

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    Re: Hibernation guidelines (XP Pro SP2)

    What I was saying, and I believe Dave was as well, was to attempt to convince your client that the hibernation process is rife with problematic behavior and should be avoided. Failing that, you could take a look here for a general "how to use " from Microsoft, or here for a third party review of the process that seems remarkably similar. Neither really address the issues you mentioned.

    My personal take on this would be that you should wake the computer from hibernation before you move it from a dock or into a dock or any external power source. For that matter, I'd wake it before doing anything with it, just to avoid any possible problems with the hibernation process. HTH <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Hibernation guidelines (XP Pro SP2)

    I agree with Doc, "Sleep Walking" can be a hazard to one's computer.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Hibernation guidelines (XP Pro SP2)

    Jester,

    The bottom line for using hibernation:

    - Startup from hibernation is much more faster than startup from shutdown, and the computer does not use energy while in hibernation (in opposite to standby), BUT

    - The computer must be in the same state (the same configuration, the same network and the same IP address already assigned) when it is powering up from hibernation.

    That's why one should not use hibernation when he is planning to start the notebook in different configuration (with and without docking station): the effect will be the same as one suddenly ejects a notebook from the docking station. If one planning to startup the notebook in different network (say, in different hotspot) it is recommended to disconnect a notebook from the network (running IPCONFIG /release command) before hibernate and reconnect it (running IPCONFIG /renew command) after startup.

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