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Where's my hibernation gone?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by OM2, Dec 31, 2010.

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  1. OM2

    OM2 Thread Starter

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    My hibernation option has gone
    Only sleep is available

    Fact: it was there before! I used to use it all the time!!

    I've googled and it seems as though you can turn it on if it gets turned off, as mentioned here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;929658#MoreInformation

    I followed the instructions, opened command promt as admin and ran the "powercfg /hibernation on"
    No joy :(

    I did have problems with the laptop coming back on for when the lid is closed
    I set the power options for it to hibernate if the lid was closed
    Before it was on sleep
    BUT: it still used to come on

    The only solution I found was that if I hibernated + waited a few seconds before closing the lid, then this worked OK

    ALSO: I had a few nightmares after installing rubbish Acronis OS Selector - wasted about 3 days getting my system back - that's another story - I thought I would mention - not sure if this is relevant

    I did the powercfg /a option and got the following:
    I'm not 100% sure what the above means

    Any help would be great

    Thanks


    OM
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    It usually indicates that either the display drivers or the chipset drivers are missing or need to be updated.
     
  3. aka Brett

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    How did that turn out?...some of us are still subscribed to that thread..which method worked for you...if anything in the other thread helped
     
  4. OM2

    OM2 Thread Starter

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    thanks. i'll give that a go


    brett: i'll update the message
     
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