In sleep mode the hard drive is turned off, then the the monitor and motherboard are put in a low power state. In hibernation mode, a copy of RAM is saved to the hard drive, then it and the motherboard are turned off, then the monitor is put in a low power state.
When you press the power button on your computer or notebook, this will put your computer into a sleep or hibernation state (depending on which its setup to perform).
Another way to put your computer in a sleep or hibernation state is to create a shortcut that can do the same thing as pressing the power button. Follow the instructions below to learn how to do this:
- Right-click an empty area on your computer's desktop, and select New > Shortcut.
- In the field type: rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState
- Give the shortcut a descriptive name, then press the Finish button.