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    So I've been trying to configure my software for days now and I've run into a few problems. One of which having to do with the power settings in Windows 7.

    I would like to set it up so that when I turn off my car (hit the power button) it will go to sleep. So far, I think it does that OK. I run into the problem because after a certain amount of time (~30 minutes) being asleep, I would like it to go into hibernation.

    Ive been playing with the power settings and for the most part have not even been able to save the settings I put in (they would appear to save, but next time I go into the power settings, they would be default settings again).

    I finally got it to actually save and I set the power button to make it go to sleep, and for it to go into hibernation in 5 minutes (for testing purposes). So I pressed the power button and it went to sleep no problem. Then I let it sit for 15 minutes and nothing happened (it didn't go into hibernate mode). Then when I pressed the power button to wake it back up, nothing happened again!

    Assistance please. I am at a loss.
    '93 Toyota Celica - First Car PC install
    Current System Specs:
    ZOTAC GF8200-C-E AM2+ GF8200
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
    1 GB DDR2 667
    LITE-ON DL-8ATS Slot-Load
    750 GB Seagate SATA HDD
    250W PSU
    19" Hyundai Monitor

  • #2
    Laptop? Desktop? PSU?
    As far as i know this only works with laptop or a desktop with constant power.
    I'll provide more help as you post more information.

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    • #3
      when you edit advanced power options you should enable hybrid sleep. set your power button to initiate sleep. In that case you don't need to worry about hibernation. What will happen is that the computer will go to sleep, but also set the hibernation state. If your PSU loses power, and you restart, it will resume from hibernation. Instead, if your PSU is still powering the PC it will resume from sleep.
      EWF, HORM, MinLogon on XP.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Punky View Post
        Laptop? Desktop? PSU?
        As far as i know this only works with laptop or a desktop with constant power.
        I'll provide more help as you post more information.
        Desktop. ATM im using an ATX PSU I pulled from an old computer so it has constant power.
        '93 Toyota Celica - First Car PC install
        Current System Specs:
        ZOTAC GF8200-C-E AM2+ GF8200
        AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
        1 GB DDR2 667
        LITE-ON DL-8ATS Slot-Load
        750 GB Seagate SATA HDD
        250W PSU
        19" Hyundai Monitor

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SFiorito View Post
          when you edit advanced power options you should enable hybrid sleep. set your power button to initiate sleep. In that case you don't need to worry about hibernation. What will happen is that the computer will go to sleep, but also set the hibernation state. If your PSU loses power, and you restart, it will resume from hibernation. Instead, if your PSU is still powering the PC it will resume from sleep.
          hybrid sleep doesnt sound like what I want. I want it to sleep when I shut the ignition off and hibernate some amount of time after it goes to sleep. from what I'm ghetting fromk your post, hybrid sleep will just send it into hibernation when I turn off the ignition.
          '93 Toyota Celica - First Car PC install
          Current System Specs:
          ZOTAC GF8200-C-E AM2+ GF8200
          AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
          1 GB DDR2 667
          LITE-ON DL-8ATS Slot-Load
          750 GB Seagate SATA HDD
          250W PSU
          19" Hyundai Monitor

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          • #6
            no, hybrid sleep is a combination. here's how it works in my carpc:

            1. PC running, I turn ignition off
            2. PC goes to "sleep" but it also generates a hibernation file.
            3. PC remains in sleep for 30 minutes until the PSU kills all power to the PC
            4.1. I turn ignition on AFTER 30 minutes then the PC resumes from hibernation
            4.2. I turn ignition on BEFORE 30 minutes then the PC resumes from sleep
            EWF, HORM, MinLogon on XP.

            Zotac ION Atom N330, 2GB low-profile RAM, M3-ATX
            Win Embedded Std 2011 RC
            OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD
            Lilliput 629 Transflective, WRX Screen Mount
            BlueSoleil BT, i-Blue GM-2 GPS, DirectedHD Radio, Andrea Mic
            VoomPC 2

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            • #7
              Alright I looked up hybrid sleep mode and after doing some reading I decided that it will do what I wanted. But now I'm having trouble finding where to enable hybrid sleep mode.

              Where is it?

              Thanks
              '93 Toyota Celica - First Car PC install
              Current System Specs:
              ZOTAC GF8200-C-E AM2+ GF8200
              AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
              1 GB DDR2 667
              LITE-ON DL-8ATS Slot-Load
              750 GB Seagate SATA HDD
              250W PSU
              19" Hyundai Monitor

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SFiorito View Post
                no, hybrid sleep is a combination. here's how it works in my carpc:

                1. PC running, I turn ignition off
                2. PC goes to "sleep" but it also generates a hibernation file.
                3. PC remains in sleep for 30 minutes until the PSU kills all power to the PC
                4.1. I turn ignition on AFTER 30 minutes then the PC resumes from hibernation
                4.2. I turn ignition on BEFORE 30 minutes then the PC resumes from sleep
                That souinds like exactly what i want but...

                The PSU does it? i thought the computer did it... how do I program the PSU to cut the power?
                '93 Toyota Celica - First Car PC install
                Current System Specs:
                ZOTAC GF8200-C-E AM2+ GF8200
                AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
                1 GB DDR2 667
                LITE-ON DL-8ATS Slot-Load
                750 GB Seagate SATA HDD
                250W PSU
                19" Hyundai Monitor

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                • #9
                  if you're using an automotive PSU then it should have a built-in or programmable hard-off timeout. They also tend to have low-voltage cut offs (i.e. your battery dips below a certain voltage and it cuts power).
                  EWF, HORM, MinLogon on XP.

                  Zotac ION Atom N330, 2GB low-profile RAM, M3-ATX
                  Win Embedded Std 2011 RC
                  OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD
                  Lilliput 629 Transflective, WRX Screen Mount
                  BlueSoleil BT, i-Blue GM-2 GPS, DirectedHD Radio, Andrea Mic
                  VoomPC 2

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                  • #10
                    ok so i shouldnt set the timer for hibernate in the power options?

                    where can i enable hybrid sleep mode?
                    '93 Toyota Celica - First Car PC install
                    Current System Specs:
                    ZOTAC GF8200-C-E AM2+ GF8200
                    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
                    1 GB DDR2 667
                    LITE-ON DL-8ATS Slot-Load
                    750 GB Seagate SATA HDD
                    250W PSU
                    19" Hyundai Monitor

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                    • #11
                      It's in the Advanced Power Options control panel
                      EWF, HORM, MinLogon on XP.

                      Zotac ION Atom N330, 2GB low-profile RAM, M3-ATX
                      Win Embedded Std 2011 RC
                      OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD
                      Lilliput 629 Transflective, WRX Screen Mount
                      BlueSoleil BT, i-Blue GM-2 GPS, DirectedHD Radio, Andrea Mic
                      VoomPC 2

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                      • #12
                        not for me... do you know of a different way to enable it?
                        '93 Toyota Celica - First Car PC install
                        Current System Specs:
                        ZOTAC GF8200-C-E AM2+ GF8200
                        AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
                        1 GB DDR2 667
                        LITE-ON DL-8ATS Slot-Load
                        750 GB Seagate SATA HDD
                        250W PSU
                        19" Hyundai Monitor

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                        • #13
                          you'll need a properly installed graphic driver before you can enable hybrid sleep.
                          Also you should enable S3 sleep in your bios setting as well.
                          Control Panel Items\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings\Change advance power system\Sleep\Enable Hybrid Sleep

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                          • #14
                            Ah that was it! I had to enable S3 in the bios. I was just looking at those settings earlier today wondering what they were too. Thanks. Now how do I know when it goes into hibernation?
                            Before in sleep mode it would keep the cpu fan running so i figured i could tell when it went to hibernate because the cpu fan would stop, but now the cpu fan stops for both.
                            '93 Toyota Celica - First Car PC install
                            Current System Specs:
                            ZOTAC GF8200-C-E AM2+ GF8200
                            AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
                            1 GB DDR2 667
                            LITE-ON DL-8ATS Slot-Load
                            750 GB Seagate SATA HDD
                            250W PSU
                            19" Hyundai Monitor

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                            • #15
                              in s3 almost everything stops except for ram voltage, which u can't tell.
                              to test, you wake the computer up with power normally, and it should wake up instantly, thats s3 wake up.
                              To test hibernation, put the computer back to sleep, pull out the AC power, and plug it back in after. Now turn on your computer, it should have the usual hibernation startup, if everything is setup correctly.
                              enjoy the greatest thing that happen to carpc!

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