View Full Version : Hibernate
07-25-2009, 07:47 AM
Hibernation is not something I have ever bothered with before. However by using it, I can switch on my PC from cold and be flying FSX in less than a minute.
Do many others use this feature? Has it caused anyone any problems? Is there anythong I ought to Know having set up my PC to do this?
Hibernation can be hit and miss with desktop computers, unlike laptops which shouldn't have any problems at all these days. More recent systems shouldn't have much trouble, but with older ones it wasn't hard to run into one piece of hardware that didn't hibernate properly. Problems can come from poor BIOS support to USB devices not allowing themselves to shutdown properly. There have also been troubles with 64 bit systems, probably from poor drivers.
The last time I played with hibernating was with an Athlon 64 system using an nForce 4 motherboard. It would hibernate just fine, but would never come out without rebooting the machine.
One point to watch for if you something like CCleaner is don't delete the hiberfile.sys on your hard drive. It'll disable hibernation.
07-25-2009, 02:23 PM
Seems to be working OK at the moment but I suspect that I'm going to see more file fragmentation as a result.
I do use ccleaner but it does'nt seem to have deleted the hiberfile.sys but I'll double check the settings.
Normal startup takes me 1 1/2 minutes, then a couple of minutes to load FSX then 5 minutes or more to load a flight (with Tileproxy), so I'ts quite something to be in the air less than a minute from pressing the power button.
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