Hibernate or shut down-which one is safer?
23 Jan 09
hi my dear friend shut down is more safe than hibernating hibernating will help you when we use laptops it will used only for power management function so if you use laptop use hyphenate when there is a need to use the laptop frequently hibernating will save the RAM's datas as it is
23 Jan 09
Shut Down is a more safer choice because it doesn't uses any electricity and you could save some money in your electric bills. Hibernate is good is you have something to do or doing something like downloading. But for me shutdown is a much wiser choice.
23 Jan 09
I think hibernating has a little problem compared to switching off the computer. When the computer is switched off, you are assured that when you switch it back on, start-up programs are loaded properly. The problem with hibernating (at least to my knowledge) is that the current status of the computer, meaning what ever is loaded in memory will be cached to the hard drive. This may include viruses that are running or other problems that the computer has encountered during that previous operation. Also possible data corruption of the cached system status on the drive may cause start-up failure when the computer re-boots after hibernation. So for me it is safer to switch it off.
27 Jan 09
Sorry, but I don't understand the question. I don't know what hibrating means when it comes to the computer. I do shut down my computer at night time but that is the only time I do. Otherwise I just leave it on and just shut off the screen. I used to work in an office enviroment and our IT guy told us to never turn off our computers at night. He said it was better for our computers to leave them on because it takes a lot of power to turn it on, if we turned it off. So we always left it on and I leave my computer at home on, too. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good mylotting day, Chris [b][/b]