How to disable the auto hibernate feature?

I used to switch down my computer by hybernating it, so next time when I click on the power-on button it will resume from hibernate.

But I discover that, if the computer resume from hibernate, and we do nothing for it in a few minutes, the computer will automatically hybernate again itself.

How to disable this auto hibernate feature?
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william007Asked:
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radarshCommented:
Go to Control Panel -> Power Options -> Power Schemes

Select System Standby -> never

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
go to CONTROL PANEL - POWER OPTIONS , HIBERNATE tab and UNCHECK "Enable Hibernation"
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radarshCommented:
You can also disable hibernation in a Hibernate tab there.

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william007Author Commented:
>>Select System Standby -> never
It is set as "never" at the current stage.

>> UNCHECK "Enable Hibernation"
Hi, I need hibernation, I just don't need the computer to automatic hibernate itself when it receives no user action in a few minutes after resuming from hibernate.
Note: If in this few minutes, I open an IE windows etc(Computer receives user action), it won't automatic hibernate again unless I manually hibernate it.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
make sure you are running the current power profile..

NEVER-NEVER-NEVER
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william007Author Commented:
Hi,
Turn off monitors is "After 20 minutes"
Other is Never-Never-Never
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shuboarderCommented:
Uncheck Enable Hibernation
from control panel

Set system standby to Never & Never

Under Advanced tab set "When I press the power/sleep button on my computer" to "stand by"
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william007Author Commented:
>>Advanced tab set "When I press the power/sleep button on my computer" to "stand by"
Hi, I want it to be hibernate instead of stand by.
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shuboarderCommented:
There's little difference between the two.

Try this link to see if this helps....

http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/583
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Jer-BearCommented:
On the desktop, right click and go to screen saver.  Click on the power button and then set the hibernation to never.  By doing this, your disabling the system from hibernating on it's own but you will still have the abililty to do it on your own.
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william007Author Commented:
Hi, but it has already set as never :(
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
How about this out of the box thinking...

"you don't need hibernation"

:-)
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shuboarderCommented:
Agree with irwinpks... especially when the standby feature is pretty much the same.
Why would you need hybernate over standby? Surely you might as well just switch it off?
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william007Author Commented:
Hi, hibernation allow me to switched off the power without closing all my documents. And next time I resume from hibernate, I can immediately continue with my work without need to wait for the system startup...and reopen all the documents. So my purpose is mainly on time saving.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308098/en-us

Found something..that we all missed..  

Enable Hibernation.. then go back to POWER SCHEMES.. you will have System Hiberation, pick the time you want to hibernate.
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brd24gorCommented:
I actually think you need the 'Enable Hibernation' box checked.  Also, under the Power Schemes tab, everything should be set to 'Never,' especially the System hibernates box.  I would also recommend checking your BIOS power management settings.  Since you have a Dell, press F2 on the Dell splash screen when starting up you computer to bring up the CMOS settings.  Find your power management options and ensure your sleep state is set to S1 and not S3.  Look for any other options in there that could be causing your headache.
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william007Author Commented:
Hi,irwinpks,
At System Hiberation, the default value is never, it is my preferred setting,  as I don't want the computer to hibernate itself.

Hi, brd24gor,
Yes, it is set as S3, and I switch it to S1. However the computer still hibernate itself if there is a 5-10 mins inactive period after resume from hibernate, just like before. Btw, in the software part 'Enable Hibernation'..etc, that you mention, I have set it correctly.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
@william007...so you have NEVER-NEVER-NEVER-NEVER?
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william007Author Commented:
Hi irwinpks,
>>@william007...so you have NEVER-NEVER-NEVER-NEVER?
I have given that quadruple Never a tried, still no luck.

I don't think I am the only cases. I have another Dell Desktop, it also has the same behaviour.

To reproduce this behaviour,
Using Dell Desktop(I don't know whether it applies for other Desktop),
Enable the hibernate(if it does not enable before) and hibernate the computer.

After computer is shut down, power it on again, and after power on the computer, don't touch the mouse and keyboard(any input device) for 5-10 mins, the computer will automatically hibernate itself again.

But once you input something in that 5-10 mins, the computer won't automatic hibernate itself, even you leave it for a whole day, week or..
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Ok.. I've been reading up at MS support site..

You got SERVICE PACK 2 installed?

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=049c9dbe-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&DisplayLang=en


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william007Author Commented:
Hi, irwinpks,

Yes, I got it install..
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
What is the model of your Dell? Looks like we need a BIOS upgrade.
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william007Author Commented:
Hi, but it isn't a problem, just a behaviour...I don't wish to upgrade my BIOS...
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
well the problem could be the behaviour..and most times a BIOS upgrade will fix it.  We haven't gone this path yet, and by the Experts here providing valid comments, I believe we exhausted the software configuration.  What's the reason that you don't want to upgrade the BIOS?
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william007Author Commented:
Hi, the simple reason is because I am satisfied with my BIOS now=) And if you want me to choose, I rather leave with my current BIOS rather solving this behaviour.
Don't worry irwinpks, I will still grade the valid comments here after few days if there do not have any direct fix from the point of configuring Win XP or Configuring the BIOS. I will treat this as unsolvable.
I can see that you are so eager in helping me to solve the problem, very thanks=)

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
you're welcome..... tell you what.. if you can provide the model.. I'l look up the current version and see if it differs from what you already have.. can you also provide the BIOS version too...it's available when you 1st start the system.. something like "A0x" where x is the version number..

I'll post the fixes since.
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william007Author Commented:
Hi, it is Dimension 8400, A03.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
wow.. 5 versions off...

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=28&l=en&s=dfb&releaseid=R112390&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_8400&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=308&devlib=0&typecnt=1&vercnt=9&formatcnt=1&fileid=147012

there is no other documentation for this update...  with 5 different versions..they must have had many issues to resolve.  Perhaps you may want to reconsider?
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william007Author Commented:
Thanks for all the help:-)
I will consider the BIOS upgrade option..
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool. thank you!
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