work at computer sometimes need more times, we have to open many
windows or programs together at desktop. One think that make me
unhappy is when first time we start computer, we have to wait about
2-4 minutes until computer completely ready to use, the time is
depend on how much services that Windows XP have to load/start.
me, the waiting time is bothering, because I have to wait for start
Windows and also wait open other program which I want to start. But
unfortunately Windows XP have a solution to avoid startup waiting
time problem. The Windows XP facilities know as Hibernate mode &
at Windows XP is an automatic facilities to save the state where we
are working now (before turning off the computer), and save all
condition at harddisk space. After saving process finish, the
computer will be shutting down. If we start or turn on the computer,
then the Hibernate computer will start by opening hibernate file
saving, and start the Windows at the condition where the computer is
shutting down. So we will not lose the opening software and also we
don't have to worry losing what we work when we forget to save the
file state of hibernate save at C: root
drive, and hidden by filesystem to ignore deleted or disturbed by
user. The size of hibernate file state is the save as the size of our
memory RAM. Let's say we have 1GB RAM, the hibernate filesize at
harddisk will be as big as 1GB. The larger RAM will make the time to
hibernate take more longger. At my situation, I have 3GB RAM, to
hibernate I need about 30-40 second before the computer turning off.
This time also same when I turn on the Hibernate Windows XP.
is Standby Mode?
standby mode is more less the same with Hibernate mode, the only
difference is the saving state is not save at harddisk, but Standby
file state will be save at RAM drive, so the Standby mode is more
faster than Hibernate mode. At my situation, I need about only 5
seconds to standby mode and computer will be turnoff automatically.
the computer is at standby mode, the computer still need power
resource, because by fact the computer is not really shutting down.
So, if we are at standby mode, and the power resource is off, then
the standby state will be disappear and when we start the computer,
then the Windows XP will start like normal startup. This is not
happen at hibernate mode, at Hibernate mode, even we disconnect the
power resource, the hibernate file state is not disappear. We still
can start the computer at hibernate state when the computer power on
(after loosing the power source before).
really like to use hibernate mode when I turn off my computer. The
Windows XP can control the power switch to go to hibernate, so when
the computer on, and we press the power button, then the computer
will automatically go to hibernate mode. We can change the setting at
Control Panel > Power Options.