How To Configure Hibernate Option In Windows XP

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.

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