Windows® XP Hibernate
Windows® XP Hibernate Features and its importance
The Hibernate function in Windows® XP makes laptops function better with better long lasting batteries. Windows® XP includes power management features which help them in making the batteries remain longer. Two of the power management features of Windows® XP are Hibernate and Standby option. Hibernate option saves an image of the computer before closing it which includes all the files and documents which are open. After saving this image it powers down the system. The user can obtain these saved files and documents without causing any damage to any of them after the computer is turned on. Thus hibernate option is an excellent power management technique that is used by the Windows® XP. Windows® XP includes the power management technology which is recognized as industry standards. One of the techniques is Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI).
One of main feature of hibernate function is that it restores the computer in the same state when the computer is turned down without any user interaction.
Hibernate option is considered important because of the following reasons:
- Automatic Hibernation of the computer
- Reduces power consumption
- Leaves the computer for days without ill effects
Automatic Hibernation of the computer
Without manual operation the computer automatically moves to hibernate mode in Windows® XP. This happens when the computer is not active. If the system is inactive for sometime, then hibernate will automatically start in the Windows® XP. This happens even when the batteries are running low. Windows® XP detects the situation when the batteries are running low and will put the system automatically into hibernate mode. This option helps to save the work to a great extent before a battery completely fails. Windows® XP wakes from hibernate mode faster by helping the user to reduce the time in closing the files and shutting down.
Reduces power consumption
Power management of the display screen in the laptops is very important. In laptops, there are two big users of the power supply. One is Display and the other is hard drive. Hibernate option helps users reduce this power consumption because Windows® XP hard drives are not allowed to spin when the laptops are inactive.
The system will be protected even if the user leaves the computer under hibernate mode for days. When the system is turned on then the user can find that the files and documents will be exactly the same and will be safe as at the time of leaving the computer inactive. If a user wants to shut down the laptop for the night or for the weekend then the best option for the user to is to select the Hibernate mode.