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Closing laptop should NOT hibernate after shutdown has been ordered

Submitted by limulus on April 8, 2009 to Annoyance, Bug, Usability

When I physically close my laptop computer, Windows goes into hibernation, which is a good thing since it saves battery power.

However, this also happens if I close the laptop shortly AFTER ordering it to shut down. The shutdown is interrupted and it goes into hibernation mode. When I open the laptop again, it resumes from hibernation and then immediately *proceeds to shutdown*. This is annoying! I want to close my laptop when I am done working, and I don't want to have to wait for it to shut down to be able to do it.

Once a system shutdown has been ordered, disable the service that puts the system into hibernation when the laptop is being physically closed.

Medium

High

Not fixed

Discussion (7 comments)

ikjadoon wrote on January 19, 2010, 3:47am

So true! I hate it.

SomethingElse wrote on May 12, 2010, 6:02pm

It still really pisses me off.

ui_guy wrote on August 24, 2010, 1:46pm

I totally agree with the submission, it's happened to me plenty of times and is such a simple thing to find during testing and resolve but this goes back to Windows 2000. Why would you want to pause and 'save' your request to shutdown your computer for a later date, it's absurd!

komegs wrote on September 8, 2010, 3:00pm

totally agree, +1

Dragonpoet wrote on January 16, 2011, 3:47pm

I am not sure in Windows 7, but in XP there was a option that said "when I close the lid of my laptop" and you can set it to "do nothing" under the power options. I hope this helps!

SNNeto wrote on October 31, 2011, 2:32am

When i close my netbook, during the shutdown, he doesn't stop the shutdown, he continue the shutdown :D

I use Windows 7 Starter, Asus Netbook.

fatlewis wrote on April 27, 2012, 12:26pm

This rages me out all the time. It's not even a new problem. +1

P.S. - @Dragonpoet unfortunately changing the power options doesn't solve the issue, because when the machine is not currently in the midst of a shutdown procedure it is desirable that the machine sleep after closing the lid. The irritation is that seemingly a standby procedure takes precedence over a shutdown procedure. Odd.

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