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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

    Oct 28, 2007
    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:


    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


  2. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    It usually indicates that either the display drivers or the chipset drivers are missing or need to be updated.
  3. aka Brett

    aka Brett Banned

    Nov 25, 2008
    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

    Oct 28, 2007
    thanks. i'll give that a go

    brett: i'll update the message
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