hyberantion causes unwanted situation to ur pc....hybernation for a long time causes operating system crash...and need to restore the settings...so make the system turned OFF...or always ON...thats better
To challenge that I unhooked the 160gb hd out of this pc, which has a hibernated copy of xp on it, and put it back in the original pc it came from.
Keep in mind that hybernated copy of XP has not been used in two months, while the other partitions on the drive have been formatted, shrunk, expanded, erased, recreated, and filled to capacity.
Only problem was XFire said it lost the network connection.
You got any evidence to back up that it causes an "unwanted situation," more specifically one that's actually a genuine problem? Obviously programs trying to do internet updates or anything regarding the network will come back with a problem, but thats normal and any halfway decent program knows to recover from it properly (XFire, in this case, went on standby for a minute then reconnected).
Claiming that hybernating for a long time is going to cause an OS crash is, as far as I can see, not 100% true. I wouldn't doubt its possible, but the circumstances are obviously making a difference.
One final note: that 160gb hd has actually now moved through three pc's - its original, the Black/Orange box (halfway painted), and Bumblebee (black case, yellow front panel). Stayed hybernated in all 3, other partitions got modified in the latter 2, and I know I had a virus scanner running daily on the hybernated partition. If it was going to fail, I'm betting it would have by then.
As for which I prefer? Always on with a reboot every once in a while. Hybernation's nice but with pretty much everything I run, it's not something worth hybernating in - it's easier to just save it and shut down, then boot back up and reload it.