Hibernate Feature In Windows® 7
About the hibernate feature in Windows 7 Operating System
The new Windows 7 Operating System offers some power saving features to the users. The power saving features provided by the Windows 7 Operating System are more favorable for the laptop users. One among the power saver utility in the Windows 7 is the hibernate option. Hibernate option is the best power saving mode available with the Windows 7 Operating System. Hibernate option will save the current state of the system before the hibernate option enabled into the hard disk and shuts down the system. The data that are saved to the hard disk includes the image of the current state of the computer, open applications and files and the current settings on the system. The whole content explained above will be stored in a file named hiberfil.sys. The user can access hibernate feature in a system by clicking on the start menu and then choosing the shut down option menu. The user can set the time length for the hibernate option on the system to make the Operating System to hibernate without the user interaction. Such settings are helpful when the user leave the system turned on for long time without doing any works. For enabling the settings for the hibernate option, open the control panel and select the power options. Hibernate option will be found under the sleep option in the advanced power settings. Select hibernate after option to set the time also.
Discussed below are some reasons due to which Windows 7 computer does not show the hibernate feature:
- Issues with the settings
- Issues with disk space
- Issues with disk cleanup utility
Issues with the settings
The issues affecting the hibernate option on the Windows 7 Operating System would be the related programs interaction. The absence of the hibernation option on the Operating System appears due to the hybrid sleep option in the system. The hybrid sleep is a combination of the sleep and hibernate options. So, if the hybrid option is enabled on the system, then the user could not find the hibernate option.
Issues with disk space
Hibernate option on the Windows 7 Operating System saves the current state, settings and applications that are opened on the system to the hard disk as hiberfil.sys file. If the hard disk is full or could not accommodate data due to any issues, then the user could not find the hibernate option on the system. Sometimes, the issue will cause the system to prevent the hibernate option. The hard disk space equal to the RAM size should be needed for the hibernate option.
The application of certain disk cleanup utilities sometimes causes issues with the Windows 7 Operating System. The one among the issue would be the absence of the hibernate option on the computer. The disk cleanup will disable the hibernate option and also cause the deletion of the saved contents on the hard disk. The issues occur due to the over action of the utility and hence the user should minimize the functions of the software upon the system.
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