Monday, July 02, 2007

Desktop Shortcut to Hibernation

The Shutdown.exe command can shutdown or restart your computer, optionally forcing it to shutdown even if some programs attempt to prevent it. But it does not include an option to Hibernate.

  • To create a shortcut, right click on an empty space on the Desktop and select "New > Shortcut". In that 'Type the location of the item' box copy this text :
"rund1132.exe PowrProf.dll SetSuspendState"(without quotes).

  • Click on the "Next" button.
  • In that type a name for this shortcut box, type "Hibernate" and then click on "Finish".
  • If the shortcut does not work, then you will probably need to configure your computer to enable hibernation.
  • Click on the "Start > Control Panel" then click on the "Power Options" icon.
  • Click on the "Hibernate" tab and make sure the "Enable Hibernate" option is checked. You do not need to restart the computer in this procedure. You can change the icon of the shortcut you create.

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