By using the Hibernate option, you can place your computer into a power saving state where the current state of your applications and files will be preserved. Your settings and data are actually stored to a file called hiberfil.sys where they will remain safe even if you lose power and/or your notebook battery totally drains. After waking the computer, your previous session is restored to exactly as it was. This option comes in handy mostly for notebook users to preserve battery power.
To Place Your Windows Vista Computer Into Hibernate Mode
- Click the Start button located in the lower-left corner of the Windows Vista™ desktop.
- Then click the arrow in the lower-right corner of the Start menu as shown below.
Click On The Right Arrow To Access The Hibernate Option.
- Then click on Hibernate.
- Windows Vista will then place your computer into Hibernation Mode.
- To Wake the computer from Hibernation Mode, press the power button on the computer.
Note: If your computer loses AC or battery power while in Hibernation Mode, it will not lose unsaved data. This is because the Hibernate mode saves the contents of memory to a file called hiberfil.sys.