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stopping my computer from hybernating/sleeping


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#1 gib65

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 04:13 PM

Is there a way to set Windows not to go into hybernation or sleep mode at night time? I ask because I have an antivirus program that's scheduled to do a full scan at 4:00 AM, but when I get up in the morning and wake my computer up, it shows that the scan is just starting. I want to try and see if it will complete the scan before I get to it in the morning (or at least show that it's gone a significant way into it) if I prevent my computer from hybernating/sleeping. Can this be done?

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#2 Sketch71

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 04:43 PM

right click on your desktop >> select properties>>click the screen saver tab>>click the Power... button>>choose the hibernate option>>uncheck the enable hibernation box>>click apply & ok>>??????>>profit!

this should take care of your problem if you are using XP :thumbsup:

Edited by Sketch71, 28 September 2010 - 04:44 PM.

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#3 Gabrial

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 06:12 PM

Sleep and hibernation are two different things. Sleep (windows calls this Standby) is a power conservation mode, where it suspends your computer and it operates minimally. Hibernation saves memory to the hard drive and powers everything off.

To disable hibernation, follow Sketch71's advice.

To disable sleep mode on timeout:

1. Click Start -> Control Panel
2. Double click "Power Options".
3. Change "Power scheme" to "Always on".
4. Click "OK".


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5. ????
6. More profit.
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Edited by Gabrial, 28 September 2010 - 06:13 PM.


#4 gib65

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 10:33 PM

Thank you both.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 10:37 PM

Glad you got it going the way you like. Happy computing.




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