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Laptop Shutting Down During Hibernation?

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    Windows 8

    Laptop Shutting Down During Hibernation?


    Hi. Every night I close my laptop before going to bed. And some mornings I wake up, and open my laptop, only to find out that it has shut itself down while I was sleeping, and now windows wants me to send an error report. This has been getting rather annoying, so I thought I'd post here and see if anyone can guess what the problem is, or give me some way to troubleshoot it, or something. I really don't know what other information to give, so, if anyone wants to help, i'll give you whatever information you might need upon request. Thanks.

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    When you are Hibernating, it is effectively shutting off the PC or Laptop. You mean, the system is crashing right in the middle of a Hibernation operation? Need some clarification here, Hibernation saves ALL of your open processes and files and then shuts down your puter, when you open it back up, it goes right back to where you were before you Hibernated. But Hibernation is a complete shut-off, it is not a "low power" mode. If you are talking about Standby, well, Standby has never worked right form Windows since Windows ME. But Hibernation works well. So, are you telling your system to Hibernate when the lid is closed? That mans it is powering OFF. If you are telling it to Stand-By when the lid is closed, that's a Standby mode. Standby mode has always been unstable in Windows systems, but should work right if you have all of the best Drivers installed for your Chipset.

    I have Three Windows 8 Installs and they all Hibernate fine. Depending on if you upgraded your Laptop to Win 8 or bought it that way, you might have to download Windows 8 Drivers for your Power Block, AHCI, etc. Install the current version of Aida64, and find your Motherboard make, then look it up and find if there are any new Power drivers for it. It's a Program like Speccy, which reads your system and tells you what you have under the hood, but unlike Speccy, it actually identifies each piece of Hardware, including if it is not installed properly on the OS, this way you can look up the drivers and find the right one.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    PS: If you have a system like a Dell, they have a very good system for determining your best drivers and firmware on their Support Webpage, all it requires is installation of some Java. There is a button which reads your computer and shoots you to a driver download page. Dell has this, HP has it, and maybe Asus too. So if you do not know exactly what's under the hood of your laptop, you could probably go to the Brand Website and find out with just a little searching. Because the problem you are describing, I've had before and it was always fixed by installing the latest drivers for the Chipset.
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