Solved what can happen if computer does not hibernate

September 3, 2013 at 11:28:23
Specs: Windows XP
After hibernation the printer and computer do not communicate and the computer freezes. After I shut the computer manually, the printer works again.

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September 3, 2013 at 23:53:36
Hibernate mode can be troublesome with USB powered devices. Good concept, not so good in practice, and it's got nothing to do with any configuration issues, it's just an an unfixed issue (unfixed by Microsoft, that is).

Put your PC to sleep instead (desktop keyboards often have a "Sleep" key, with "Wake Up" key next to it). Much less troublesome and just as effective in conserving power and reducing wear and tear.

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#1
September 3, 2013 at 11:52:04
Your PC may be shutting off power to USB and then not reinstating it after hibernation. Check my # 2 here on how to turn that feature off:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


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September 3, 2013 at 11:53:00
If it's a desktop PC, you shouldn't be using hibernate. Disable it.

http://www.howtogeek.com/79865/xp-e...

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September 3, 2013 at 13:58:36
Thanks for the info. I had disabled the hibernate and everything works well. But will not hibernating be detrimental to the hardware/software on the computer?

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#4
September 3, 2013 at 14:15:06
There is no reason at all why you cannot use Hibernate on a desktop if that is what you want to do, Hibernate works just as well on a desktop as it does on a laptop Although on a desktop the acquirement may be reduced that is no reason not to use it at all.

Using Hibernate is a choice. Not using it will just mean that the computer will continue to run until you switch it off.

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#5
September 3, 2013 at 14:30:35
Sometimes OS power saving features doesn't work well with some desktop.

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#6
September 3, 2013 at 15:04:09
That can usually be narrowed down to incorrect implementation in the BIOS.

Stuart


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#7
September 3, 2013 at 20:45:37
On desktops, Sleep is a hybrid of sleep and hibernate on a laptops:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...
Use Sleep instead for desktops, I have been using Sleep regularly since Windows 95 without issues.

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September 3, 2013 at 23:53:36
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Hibernate mode can be troublesome with USB powered devices. Good concept, not so good in practice, and it's got nothing to do with any configuration issues, it's just an an unfixed issue (unfixed by Microsoft, that is).

Put your PC to sleep instead (desktop keyboards often have a "Sleep" key, with "Wake Up" key next to it). Much less troublesome and just as effective in conserving power and reducing wear and tear.

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