Also known as smart battery, hibernate is a utility designed to keep the desktop settings and program settings currently being used or worked on when laptop computer loses its power. When the computer is turned back on, the hibernate feature restores your programs and settings exactly as you left them when the computer was turned off.
Users with laptops using Microsoft Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT generally utilize PHDISK or HDPREP to set their computer into hibernate mode.
Users using laptops with later versions of Microsoft Windows, such as Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP, commonly uses the hibernate utility included with the operating system. Windows 2000 and Windows XP users can enable the hibernate feature by following the below steps.
1.Open Control Panel.
2.Open the Power Icon.
3.Within the Power Options Properties window click the Hibernate tab and check the checkbox for enabling hibernation.