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Old 02-01-2011, 07:00 AM
Location: Under the fan ;)
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Hi all,
I have an Acer (Aspire One) and on it, it has a hibernate feature. Since I am on and off the computer through out the day I use the "hibernate" feature often (more than the shutdown). Well there are times that it does not work (as in does not hibernate instead it stays on) but I can't get the screen back on (not even pressing control + alt + delete, or pressing any key) so this has caused me to have to shut down holding the off button and I have done this 12 times since buying the computer only 6 weeks ago. I am so very worried that I could have damaged my hard drive hence I am worried that the computer will die in just a few short months.
I know from this point on I am going to use the shutdown and never use the "hiberate" feature again. I have learned my lesson on that!!!
But I am worried that I have damaged my hard drive of this computer.
Is there a way that I can check if I did?
Do you think (from what I described above) that I did indeed damaged it?
If so how badly in your opinion?
Is it repairable?
What is your best recommendation from this point?
Thank you in advance for your kind answers and advice.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:38 AM
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What about standby or sleep?

There may be a setting disabling hibernate if the computer has certain processes running?
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:35 AM
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I seriously doubt you damaged the hard drive. I would do what Charles recommended and place the computer in standy or sleep mode using the Windows shut down.
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:42 AM
Location: Pomona
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Damage the hard drive ... no. Hibernation is a software implementation, whether that software is the OS or the system BIOS'.

Do check for any updates, including the system BIOS. I have dealt with Dell systems in the past that didn't always hibernate reliably until a newer BIOS was flashed.
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:54 AM
Location: Central Texas
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I use sleep on my Dell notebook every day without any problems. Sleep is far less involved than hibernate and I suggest you use it instead. The impact on the battery is minimal.
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