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Laptop is slow to hibernate when on battery


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I have an Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook (see system specs). I recently changed my SSD from the original 128GB in a RAID 0 to a Crucial MX200 500 GB in AHCI mode. I reloaded Windows 8 from recovery disks after changing to AHCI mode in BIOS. I've reloaded a few key Acer programs and updated all drivers. The computer works well and there is no appreciable change in performance in the new AHCI mode.

However, one change I have noticed is that the laptop is slow to go into hibernation when on battery. When connected to AC power it takes about 7 or 8 seconds to hibernate. When on battery power it takes 75 seconds or so. The computer comes out of hibernation to the login screen in less than 5 seconds whether on AC or battery - fast either way.

The laptop used to hibernate in seconds prior to reloading Windows so I know it can be done, I just can't figure out what's causing the delay now. I have made several changes in the power settings to know avail. I disabled the Acer Power Management service with no change. It seems like the computer is waiting for something to timeout but I can't figure out what.

Any suggestions on what to look for that might be causing the delay?


My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire S7-392
    Intel Core i5 4200U
    Acer Storm2 (U3E1)
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4400
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB mSATA SSD
    Norton Security