Windows 10: windows 10 hibernate on its own (usually when inactive)

  1.    15 Oct 2016 #1

    windows 10 hibernate on its own (usually when inactive)


    anybody faced such a behavior ? i usually leave the laptop running over night to encode videos for my car player or gear vr , after the upgrade to the anniversary edition i noticed that windows 10 adopted an odd behavior of hibernating the system if it finds the user inactive for a while (even if a task is running) . i googled but nobody seem to have posted such an incident else where , i specifically faced that a while back on windows 8.1 on a different laptop , i asked about it in previous forum but had no serious help that i kind of ended up buying a new laptop because not even re-installing windows helped , now my questions :
    1 - is this a setting that can be switched off ?
    2 - no its not running in task scheduler (it is related to user inactivity) so is there a known tool to fool window into believing the user is active ?
    3 - is it logged in events as of which user / program issues the hibernate command ? if so what to look for ?
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  2. Posts : 324
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       15 Oct 2016 #2

    Is your shift key broken?

    Hibernate has long been a source of hate and discontent for many Windows users.
    I don't like it and permanently disable it on every Windows install, (or initial service call on any PC.)

    That not only gets rid of the problems it can create, but also eliminates the HUGE 'Hiberfil.sys' file that takes up an enormous amount of space in your Root Directory.

    From an elevated command prompt, you can just type:
    powercfg -h off

    Reboot and you'll know it's OFF because the Hiberfil.sys file in the root directory will be GONE.

    Good Luck,
    TechnoMage
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  3. Posts : 2,868
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       15 Oct 2016 #3

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    Hibernate has long been a source of hate and discontent for many Windows users.
    I don't like it and permanently disable it on every Windows install, (or initial service call on any PC.)
    Remind me never to call you out to look at my PC then!

    I actually like Hibernate and prefer to hibernate my laptop on closing the lid rather than sleep. For one thing, Sleep can't last forever, there's a very small drain on the battery to sustain it.

    Like the OP, I leave large video processing sessions running overnight. While the Settings for 'Sleep after...' are easy enough to find, the one for Hibernate isn't. @nIGHTmAYOR, look in the advanced settings for your Power Plan.

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  4.    18 Oct 2016 #4

    Bree said: View Post
    Remind me never to call you out to look at my PC then!

    I actually like Hibernate and prefer to hibernate my laptop on closing the lid rather than sleep. For one thing, Sleep can't last forever, there's a very small drain on the battery to sustain it.

    Like the OP, I leave large video processing sessions running overnight. While the Settings for 'Sleep after...' are easy enough to find, the one for Hibernate isn't. @nIGHTmAYOR, look in the advanced settings for your Power Plan.

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    Wow , it was set to 180 minutes plugged in , i never came across that setting before but surprisingly i never had that issue with this laptop , so i just set it on to never for plugged in , testing to see if it solves the issue. thanks in advance @Bee.
    @TechnoMage, your solution isn't so bad if all else fails. P.S (I just hope this doesn't revert it to just shutting down this time , at least it reserved encoding sessions after resuming from hibernate
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