[QUOTE]\nI've been following this thread with interest because I honestly\ndon't understand why someone would hibernate a computer. If you\nhad a number of windows open and arranged in a certain manner I\ncan see that you might want to preserve that arrangement when\nyou started working again. Otherwise, why not go to standby,\nwhich gets you back to the desktop even faster than hibernation?[/QUOTE]\n\nStandby mode consumes battery power, albeit much less than normal\nrunning, but that means the battery will eventually go flat.\nHibernation mode consumes no battery power because the PC is fully\npowered down whilst in that state.\n[QUOTE]\nI'm really careful about protecting my security and privacy, but\nthere's something about having open windows saved on my hard\ndisk that gives me the creeps. Maybe I'm just being ridiculous?[/QUOTE]\n\nCorrect.