Quick question about hibernation

Posted on 2011-10-03
Last Modified: 2012-08-13

I am curious what happens to a program when I put the computer to hibernation. I have a program that does some calculation through a list of files (just text input, manipulation and output). It takes a long time, usually more than 10 hours. Suppose I have to take my laptop with me and leave when it has run 4 hours but not finished. Now, if I put the computer to hibernation and turn it back on later, will it continue doing the calculations? Or maybe I would be better off just re-start the whole thing?

Thank you!
Question by:ocan
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    Hi ocan,

    Putting your PC or laptop into stand-by mode or hibernate disables read/write to your harddrives, so no your programs wouldn't run unless they have no involvement with the hard drives and only use the RAM.

    There is a way around this with using windows Task Scheduler, if you want to say, wake your computer from hibernate without any interaction and then run your program.

    I hope this helps,


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