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Lexa

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Until a few days ago, whenever I closed the lid on my laptop, the computer would hibernate. Today, however, when I closed the lid, the computer continued to run. I went into the power options in my control panel, but the only option there for when I close the lid is "do nothing." I've had this computer for five years, and this has never happened to me before. I can't even find a way to make it hibernate manually. Could this be due to a new windows update? I really need to be able to save power, but still save the data on my desktop. Is there any way to fix this? Thanks!
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Dellica

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What model & make is your laptop?
Don't you have the secundary fucntion-buttons marked as 'FN' and usually in a different button. Most laptops have an FN - hibernate combination to make the laptop go into hibernation.

Look for a button with 'zzz' or a moon-symbol on and press it together with FN to see what happends.
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Lexa, what have you done to your laptop recently? Did you install or uninstall any software, update any drivers, install any Windows Updates?

Go back into Power Options, click on the Hibernate tab and make sure Enable Hibernation is checked. Click Apply then OK.

If it's already checked, try unchecking it, clicking Apply then OK and rebooting. Go back and uncheck, Apply and OK, see if that helps.

Edited by Ztruker, 18 April 2008 - 07:14 PM.

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Hi Lexa and guys,

I just want to add why this may have happened...

What may have caused this is you may have deleted your Hibernation file from Disk Cleanup.I've done that before...

Hope that helped find the cause..

-Cam

Edited by CamTheMan, 18 April 2008 - 07:18 PM.

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Lexa

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Hi everyone. Thanks for the replies!

Yes, I did just update a driver. My computer was also set to install updates automatically, which I changed. Today, when I turned on my computer (after leaving it off all night), everything was back to normal. Go figure.

--Lexa
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