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Hibernate & BIOS reset?

Last response: in Windows 7
January 25, 2012 4:53:00 PM


Recently my I had a power outage while my computer was in hibernate mode. When I started the computer back up later that day, it informed be my BIOS settings had been reset.

Then Windows recovered and everything was happy.

Did the bios reset because Windows was in hibernate mode when the power went out?

I turned off my surge protector power while Windows was running to simulate a power outage. My bios settings stayed.

I turned off my PSU & unplugged my computer overnight & my settings remained.

Just wondering if anyone had an idea?

Brand new computer. MSI board.

I assume the power that shut it off was just a 'flicker' because one computer stayed on (was not in hibernate mode & had a lower load). One alarm clock reset also. Different power outlets. ><

If hibernate possibly caused it I'd like to know so I can turn it off.

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January 25, 2012 5:11:02 PM

Hibernate mode is more less a sleep mode. it can be triggered by a power shortage but not a usual thing. if your computer is in hybernate mode that means your power plan is set up to save energy.
January 25, 2012 5:56:02 PM

Ok, I guess I'll try turning hibernate off.. and hope that was the issue.. ? :|

Hibernate wasn't triggered by the power outage, the computer got shut down by a power outage while the computer was hibernating. And I was told when I restarted that BIOS was reset, before Windows loaded.