Hibernate or shut down-which one is safer?

India
January 22, 2009 2:15pm CST
I want to know this.Can anyone help me.Hibernating makes the sitching off and on of the computer faster but I want to know whether is safe to hibernating the computer instead of shutting down very often.Thank you
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7 responses
@minfas (878)
• Sri Lanka
22 Jan 09
What do you mean by safe. If you are the only one using your computer then you have nothing to worry about safety. If your computer is password protected it will even more safe.
• India
22 Jan 09
Oh by safety I don't mean intrusion by a third person,what I meant is whether it is safe to hibernate the computer all the time instead of shutting down, because it saves me a lot of time for booting etc.
@minfas (878)
• Sri Lanka
22 Jan 09
I don't think there is any problem with it. Hibernate feature is not something that comes after installing a third party application...so there is nothing that will harm your computer.
• India
22 Jan 09
thank you very much
@user_786 (1338)
22 Jan 09
both are safe. there isn't any problem with hibernate because before going to hibernate state, computer saves all the work in the hard disk. in the event of electricity failure, etc, your data will be safe. there is no harm to put your PC in hibernate often
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Actually it was invented to save electric usage and save on hard drive wear!
• India
23 Jan 09
mine is a laptop,so I have nothing to worry about elecricity failure,I can't wait till the system loads,that's why I prefer hibernating,but I needded to make sure it is safe, thank you very much for the information
@minfas (878)
• Sri Lanka
23 Jan 09
Given that you mentioned yours is a laptop you can create another hardware profile to use when outdoor...so in that new hardware profile you can disable unwanted things so that it won't consume more battery when outside.
• India
24 Jan 09
It is your wish. Hibernate make turn off and turn on fast, but the operating system does not close compltely and the cash memory, cookies are not erased.
• India
24 Jan 09
thank you my friend,I didn't know that cookies wouldn't be deleted
• India
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
• India
23 Jan 09
Oh thank you for the information,though I use the internet I am not conversant with technical side of computers.Mine is a laptop
@gcabando (314)
• Philippines
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.
• India
23 Jan 09
now I too think shut down is safer,thanks for the response
@badzvenom (102)
• Philippines
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.
• India
23 Jan 09
audieu to hibernation, thanks for the great response.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
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]