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    I may have to install a RC build in my car sometime to try out the Sleep feature and see if it really does what it says it does when the PSU does the hard off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatejd View Post
    I may have to install a RC build in my car sometime to try out the Sleep feature and see if it really does what it says it does when the PSU does the hard off.
    ??? Are you talking about Vista actually surviving the sequence of sleep, power off, power on, wake?
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    Well, from what I understand (and I just tested it on a box) is that Sleep keeps you computer on like Standby, but if you lose power it will resume like Hibernation. However, from my single test (I put it to Sleep and unplugged the power) it doesn't work - I plugged it back in and booted up and it booted like a normal startup. Do I misunderstand the functionality here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatejd View Post
    Well, from what I understand (and I just tested it on a box) is that Sleep keeps you computer on like Standby, but if you lose power it will resume like Hibernation. However, from my single test (I put it to Sleep and unplugged the power) it doesn't work - I plugged it back in and booted up and it booted like a normal startup. Do I misunderstand the functionality here?
    Umm, you may have drank too much of the KoolAid over there.

    I agree that Vista is supposed to do what you've been reading, but I've never seen it work right. I've only ever seen it work as XP does now, which is what you're seeing in the lab.

    Technically, Sleep is a low-power keep RAM alive mode; it's still drawing power. Hibernation is the flush-to-disk. What you're hoping for is the hybrid mode, which is where it does the flush of hibernate, then sleeps. _In theory_ the hibernate file should catch on next boot if the machine loses power.

    oops.
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