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Q: How do I use Standby and Hibernate power modes to lengthen the life of the Gateway M675's battery?A: The following power modes can be used to lengthen the life of the battery:
- Standby - While your computer is in Standby, it switches to a low power state where devices, such as the display and drives, turn off.
- Hibernate - Also called Save to disk, writes all current memory (RAM) information to the hard drive, and then turns the computer completely off. The next time the computer is turned on, it reads the memory information from the hard drive and opens the programs and documents that were open when Hibernate was activated.
How to Use Standby Mode
Always save your work before using Standby mode. When in Standby, the computer reduces or turns off the power to most devices, except memory. However, the information in memory is not saved to the hard drive. If power is interrupted, the information is lost.
When in Hibernate mode, the computer saves all memory information to the hard drive, and then turns the power completely off.
|If your computer is...
||...and you want to...
||Enter Standby mode
||Enter Hibernate mode (Hibernate must be enabled)
||In Microsoft® Windows® XP, from the Start menu, click Turn Off Computer, press and hold the SHIFT key, and then click Hibernate.
- OR -
In Windows 2000, from the Start menu, click Shut Down. In the What do you want your computer to do list, click Hibernate, and then click OK.
|In Standby or Hibernate mode
||Exit Standby or Hibernate mode
||Press the power button.