Originally Posted by 5CheeseLasagna
Wow, so nobody uses hibernate huh?
Hibernation completely turns off the computer. It saves everything onto your hdd so that you can end up exactly where you left off when the system is turned on again. And then it says that it's Resuming Windows or something, and bam.. you're back.
So, I'm talking about like... going into hibernation while reading a tutorial. Then turning the system back on. Then going into bios. Then saving and restarting, and then Resume Windows, and continue reading.
Will this work the same as actually Restarting windows?
No. When your computer goes into Hibernation, it saves where you were to the HDD.
When you then "power on", your computer does not go through a BOOT sequence. It does not POST, and you will not be able to access BIOS.
When you hibernate, your OS just kills everything and says to the computer "Hey, when you wake up, come straight to me, skip everything else."
It is completely different from Restarting the computer.
Unless you have a way of accessing BIOS while youre in your OS, this can't be done. And you can't access your BIOS from your OS.