I'm something I haven't been for a while: Bemused, confused and confuzzled.
You see, 10 minutes ago I experienced a very minor power cut caused by a switch flicking in the meter.
Anyway, of course all went quiet in my room (except for my noisy archaic laptop fan). The powerhouse of a computer under my desk fizzled out a second later, its previously glowing power light all but invisible.
So, a few minutes later, power is restored.
Of course, everything has reset and, there is no doubt about it, the computer Had No Power for a good 3 minutes.
So I press the power button, immensely annoyed as I realize I have just lost changes I made to a number of backend files on my new under-development blog/website.
Imagine my surprise (and delight) then when upon signing back in everything is still open - exactly how it was before the power cut! Just like the computer had gone to sleep... although it had actually been without power for a good few minutes.
So how did this happen? Does Windows save current state or something when power is lost? Seems unlikely. And, no, it is not connected to any sort of backup battery, UPS unit or even fancy extension cable... it is connected directly to the wall socket. So please, anyone who can shed some light on this and explain how this incredibly useful feature actually works, please can you explain it?
Thanks in advance,
PS: Some details on the computer, although I doubt its related:
Motherboard - ASRock FM2A88X Extreme4+
CPU - AMD A10-7850K
PSU - Corsair CX500M
Storage setup - 160Gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD/320Gb internal Western Digital Caviar HDD (also other external drives )