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Old 06-12-2003, 09:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i use my pc at 4 hr intervals. is it best to a) shutdown each time b) standby c) hibernate? please advise
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Old 06-12-2003, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its best to shut your pc down. its much safer that way, because you'll never know when the electric current in your place may fluctuate and this may damage your pc. (my opinion anyway).
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Old 06-12-2003, 09:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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that, and it will also ruin your hard drive if you don't shut it off when you are going to be away for a while.... know from experience...
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further, when you go into hibernation, you use Mucho Grande resources!! Hibernation takes a "snapshot" of everything running and stores it on HDD,,

on resume you have the odd chance of the thing crashing if the hibernation files are toooooo large,,

I say SHuT 'Er Down!!!

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yea, i hibernated and booted into linux and saw that the file (with nothing running) was ~240 Megs....sooooo if you don't want to clutter your hdd i'd say just shut it down....although i've had my computer on for 30 + days before with no problems.....linux rules
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it happened to me once. I ran my pc from hibernation....and it went all crazy...my hd developed bad sectors and stuff, luckily its warranty wasn't expired so i had it changed.
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I just turn off my screen! LOL
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Same here. My PC never shuts down, only reboots when it starts runnin ragged.
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thats what i do if i know i'll be away from the pc for a short while,....however,we're humans and we forget...
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no...your just a blonde! lol j/k

Nah, I never forget...its in my bedroom so how can i?
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