Article ID: 307017
This article describes how to manually place your computer into Standby mode or Hibernation mode, and provides other, related information.
WARNING: While the computer is in Standby mode, information that is currently in computer memory is not saved to your hard disk. If there is an interruption in power, information in memory will be lost. Because of this, you may want to save your work before you place your computer into Standby mode.
To manually place your computer into Standby mode or Hibernation mode, click Start, click Shutdown, and then click Stand by or Hibernate. If Hibernate is missing, you must set up your computer for hibernation:
Article ID: 307017 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
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