Post by Frank Slootweg Post by Mayayana
| Hibernate does not shut down the computer. That's the whole point. See
| Java Jive's response as to what hibernate does and doesn't do.
? He said the same I said: It stores the state of
the system in a file and shuts down, to avoid
using power to keep RAM charged, which standby
The term 'shut down' has a specific meaning in Windows. By doing a
shut down, everything that was running at shut down time, including the
OS, will have to be restarted at (re)boot. No such thing with hibernate.
Hibernate does its thing and then only does a *power-off* at the end.
Post by Mayayana
But actually I've never used hibernate. Only standby.
You mean 'sleep'! :-) Just kidding, 'standby' is fine by me .
 For example in (HP/8.1) Power Options, Hibernate is a subcategory of
Sleep! Who needs terminology if we can have total chaos instead! :-)
Sleep Stays in RAM, uses a watt or two to keep RAM contents refreshed.
(My 8x8GB RAM machine needs 7.5W, my 4x2GB machine needs 5W, YMMV)
Hybrid sleep Same as sleep, only the session information is also
kept in the hiberfile.
Uses a watt or two to keep RAM contents refreshed.
Starts quickly (if the RAM contents are still around).
On power loss, reverts to hiberfile, slow startup.
Hibernate Session kept in hiberfile.
RAM is not powered.
Both stop and start are slow (function of %RAM used).
Only "active" RAM areas are recorded. An idle desktop
might need 350MB of writes to the hiberfile.
Fast Start Kernel hibernation, followed by driver warm start on recovery.
Doesn't require power for RAM.
Session and applications not recorded.
Likely a Win8/Win10 feature - I don't think Win7 has it.
Use "powercfg /h off" to defeat the hiberfile and
easily achieve full shutdowns without resorting
Standby (S1) traditionally just removed sync signals from
the VGA monitor cable, causing the monitor screen to blank.
Much of the remaining hardware was left running. The fans
are still spinning in Standby. With modern C states, and
ACPI, similar savings can be achieved while still running
in S0. Use Sleep (S3) if you expect to be away from the
machine for a bit.