How To Configure Hibernate Option In Windows XP

April 11th, 2009

Have you ever wondered why most of the PCs are ON even when nobody is present in the whole wing?

Most of us hurry from our workplace during the last minute to board the shuttle and don’t find sufficient time to shut down the PC. There is an easier way to resolve this problem. ‘Hibernate’ option provides you the solution. Just switch your system to hibernate mode before you leave, and the state of all the applications running will be stored and once you switch ON your pc again, the previous session is restored.

Please find below the steps to configure this Hibernate option for WINDOWS XP users.

1) Right click on any empty area in your desktop and click New -> Shortcut

2) Paste the following into the text box and click on Next.

rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState

steps to configure this Hibernate option for WINDOWS XP users

3) Give a suitable name for this shortcut and click Finish.

steps to configure this Hibernate option for WINDOWS XP users

4) Now you would like to change the icon for this shortcut to be more appropriate.

5) Right click the shortcut -> Properties

steps to configure this Hibernate option for WINDOWS XP users

6) Now click on Change Icon button and click on Browse. You will be taken to the C:\sysroot\System32 folder.

7) Select the file powrprof.dll as shown

steps to configure this Hibernate option for WINDOWS XP users

8) You will see an alert as shown below. Click OK.

steps to configure this Hibernate option for WINDOWS XP users

9) Now you will see a list of icons displayed. Select the power icon or any other icon of your choice as shown.

steps to configure this Hibernate option for WINDOWS XP users

10) Now you will see the shortcut on your desktop.

All you need to do is that, just double-click this icon before leaving for the day and don’t forget to switch off your monitor.

The next day you switch ON your pc, all your work will be restored.

Recommended Reading: Windows Server Remote Desktop Client For Macbook Pro / Mac OS

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  1. Fizeen
    September 14th, 2009 at 15:16 | #1

    Great Work…It works for me..

  2. Hg
    October 22nd, 2009 at 22:56 | #2

    Works fine! THANKS!!!

  3. Fizeen
    October 23rd, 2009 at 15:09 | #3

    Thanks man.It worked.A small addition to your post.We need to install the VGA drivers before doing this.Or else the methodology followed may not work…

  4. October 24th, 2009 at 10:09 | #4

    @Fizeen – Thanks for the tip. I hope it helps those who’ve had problems so far.

  5. Shane
    November 19th, 2009 at 02:53 | #5

    This does not create a hibernate shortcut, it creates a standby shortcut.

  6. Shane
    November 19th, 2009 at 02:58 | #6

    oops…. hibernate wasn’t enabled

  7. Amit
    December 17th, 2009 at 13:28 | #7

    Guys, this is not hibernate, this stand by!!

  8. December 17th, 2009 at 14:57 | #8

    @Amit – Thanks for heads up – But I’d want you to go through SuspendState codes here :

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa373201(VS.85).aspx

    Hope that clears the doubt you have about hibernate and other parameters.

    Best,

  9. arulmurugan
    December 24th, 2009 at 11:36 | #9

    very nice.this is simple and very good solution for hypernet problem
    …thank u friend….

  10. Fizeen
    April 19th, 2010 at 11:06 | #10

    @Gautam
    Ya Gautam.Sometimes its difficult to predict where the problem lies when we are hurry in getting it solved:-).Cheers.

  11. Manoj Garg
    June 7th, 2010 at 17:27 | #11

    Thanx Yaar…

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