Laptops released today already have a feature to be able to save the operating system conditions when the laptop is to be “rested”, so that the laptop can then be restarted with the conditions that have been saved. Well, this feature is very useful for those of you who are still working on a task, but for some reason you must first pause from your job.
Oh yeah, what is the name of the feature? The name is two modes, namely sleep mode or hibernate mode. Different names, different ways of working, but the essence is the same. Both of these modes are useful for saving laptop battery power.
Sleep mode is a feature that is on a computer or laptop with the Windows operating system, which will “rest” a computer or laptop that is alive but not used. This feature will then automatically turn off the processes running on the computer or laptop. The last condition of the system before it is turned off will be stored in RAM. Well, during this sleep process, the laptop battery must still be installed.
Meanwhile, hibernate mode has a working principle that is similar to sleep mode. However, hibernating mode is like a sudden laptop death, not “resting” a laptop. In hibernate mode, the system will delay the work processes of software and hardware. Then the system will turn off all component work in the laptop, but you will not lose the work process when you turn on the computer or laptop again.
Especially on a laptop, usually hibernate mode will be run when the laptop battery is almost out of power and the laptop is already dead. When you want to plug the charger into the laptop and then turn on the laptop again, you will see options for “system resume” or “start normally”. If it is normal, hibernate will not run automatically unless you set it yourself on the system.
Well, have you ever experienced a condition where when using a laptop, suddenly your laptop hibernating? If ever, if when you want to turn it back on, it’s even difficult to turn on? If so, that means you have to read this article completely.
Yup, in this article, we will discuss why laptops hibernating? And how do you overcome it if the laptop is even hard to turn on again? The following is a review for you.
The cause of a laptop suddenly hibernating can be of several things, but the main causes are three, namely:
1. Your laptop battery will run out
Usually, when the laptop battery reaches 10% when it is not charged, Windows will display a warning. If you ignore the warning, the battery will continue to decrease until when it reaches the remaining capacity of 5%, Windows will bring up a warning again but with a status of “critical”.
If the warning is still ignored, the battery will continue to decrease until the Windows OS on your laptop will automatically turn off the laptop “hibernate”, or the condition when the laptop shutdown but the last condition of the laptop will be stored in hard disk memory. The goal is that when the laptop will be used again, the condition is still the same as when the laptop conditions before hibernate. That is one of the causes of sudden laptop death that generally occurs.
Laptops that run software are very heavy, especially if it lasts for a long time, can cause overheating or overheating. For example, you use a laptop to play heavy graphics with high quality games for a full day without rest. Moreover, the hardware specifications on your laptop are classified as standard.
Overheating on a laptop can also be caused by a cooling system that doesn’t work well. The causes can be various things, starting from a processor fan full of dust, dirty heatsinks, or because of the cooling paste on a dry processor.
If the laptop is overheating, the processor will immediately act to turn off the laptop system automatically, to anticipate damage to the components inside the laptop. If the laptop is still hot but you are forced to turn it on again, then it doesn’t take long for the laptop to turn off again.
3. CPU or RAM Usage reaches 100%
Yup, this case can happen if your laptop suddenly experiences a process where RAM or CPU usage (usage) can reach 100%, but your laptop has no signs of overheating.
Usually, this can happen because the processor detects unnatural use of resources. To prevent unwanted things, the processor instructs the system to turn off the laptop using hibernate mode. So the laptop suddenly turns itself off.
4. Driver Error and Bugs from Windows OS
Yup, although the possibilities are rare, but the cause of laptops that are logged into hibernate mode cannot be restarted, it could be because there are drivers that are not installed properly, mainly display drivers. Try to enter safe mode, then reinstall the display driver that you are using.
Another possibility is that this problem results from a bug or problem with the Windows OS that you are using. To fix this, try updating your operating system.
How to Fix a Hibernate Laptop with Forced Shutdown
How to overcome the laptop to die itself because it enters hibernate mode, but after that can not be revived, is as follows:
1. Turn off the laptop by pressing the power button until the laptop is completely dead. Characteristics, the laptop will sound “clack” from the hard drive because the laptop is forcibly turned off.
2. Hold the power button pressure for 15-20 seconds. It must be a bit long, because if you press for a while, your laptop doesn’t turn off.
3. Unplug the laptop charger connected to the power source, and also pull out the laptop battery
4. After the charger and battery are removed, a few moments later plug it in again. Then, turn on your laptop again.
5. Finished, now your laptop is back to normal.
After the laptop can be turned on again normally, you must change the settings to deactivate hibernate mode from Windows, so that the problem does not recur. Even if you turn off sleep mode or hibernate mode, you will not save energy. Because later, when the laptop is left and not used, the laptop will stay on as usual.
How to Deactivate Hibernate Mode on a Laptop
How to deactivate hibernate mode on Windows OS laptops is actually almost the same for all versions (except Windows XP), maybe it will only vary slightly depending on each version. For example, if you use Windows 8, maybe the way is somewhat different from Windows 7, especially from the display side.
How to set the hibernate mode on a non-portable laptop is as follows:
1. Click the battery icon on the lower right side of the desktop, or on your Windows taskbar.
2. Click “More Power Options”> “Balanced”> “Change plan settings”.
3. After that, select “Change advanced power and settings”.
4. Then a window will appear containing advanced settings of power settings. In the “Sleep” option, make sure you select “Never”.
5. Click OK to save the settings
So, laptops can suddenly hibernate because the Windows system has programmed the laptop by default to turn off all the components on the laptop but still keeps the latest system progress until the laptop’s requirements are fulfilled, both the battery is sufficient and the temperature of the laptop starts to cool.
So many of our articles this time to answer the question why are laptops hibernating? Hopefully our answers can satisfy your curiosity.