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    Hibernate problem in Windows Vista

    My home PC runs in Windows Vista. After installing latest updates, I did not let it restart. Now the problem is the system is not hibernating. How to fix this issue?

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    Vishant Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Re: Hibernate problem in Windows Vista

    Hey to solve your problem please follow the steps below:-

    1) Go to "Start" And type "Power Option".

    2) Now click on "Choose what the power button do".

    3) Now click on the "Change settings that are currently unavailable".

    Now click on "Hibernate" in the "Shutdown setting".

    Now save it and restart your computer you will be able to solve the problem.

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    solution Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: Hibernate problem in Windows Vista


    may be the hibernate option disabled

    simply check the settings...and resolve the issue

    for this......press
    windows key+r and type powercfg.cpl in the run box and press ENTER key

    then click on
    change plan settings

    and after click change
    advanced power settings option

    then select and expand the
    sleep option

    and now expand
    hibernate after option

    then choose
    settings and enter the time

    after click on
    apply and then tap on the OK button

    thank you.....!!

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    gauravgpt Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: Hibernate problem in Windows Vista

    Hello friend...

    Hibernation problems on Vista fall roughly in to three categories:

    • the computer fails to wake up from hibernation
    • the computer fails to hibernate
    • the computer keeps waking up from hibernation when it is supposed to be sleeping

    Waking Vista from hibernation

    Right from when I bought my laptop (a Dell Inspiron 1501, a mere matter of weeks before they sexed up the Inspiron range with colours, new gadgets and upgraded specs that make my laptop blush with shame at being so weak and puny and unworthy of calling itself a “computer”), my computer would not so much hibernate as enter into a terminal coma from which there was no waking.

    Making Vista hibernate

    Sometimes the hibernation option is not available, or your hardware key combination (on my Dell it is Fn -> F1) simply does not work. The first thing you need to check if your computer supports one of the hibernation options. To do this, go to the start menu and type Command in the search box. In the results, right click and select “Run as Administrator”. When the command prompt opens up, type powercfg -a which shows you all of the available types of hibernation that your hardware supports. In the video below you will notice that my laptop supports s(3) which is the “deep hibernation” that saves the state of the system to disk before shutting the hardware down.

    To solve the Hibernate problem follow these steps:-

    • if your computer wakes up at a consistent time, make sure there are no scheduled tasks (Start menu -> search for “task scheduler”)
    • check your BIOS settings to make sure that “Wake on LAN” (also sometimes known as “Wake on Ring”) is disabled. Check your bootup screens to see what key combination you need to hit to access your BIOS
    • check in Device Manager (Start menu -> search for “device manager” – your life will be much easier if you run this program as Administrator) and see if any of your devices have an option that allows it to wake the computer. I’ve seen reports that blame everything from a wireless mouse to an ethernet device that isn’t plugged in to the network for waking a computer from hibernation

    All the Best!!

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    window Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Re: Hibernate problem in Windows Vista

    Hi friend,

    If your PC has lost the ability to hibernate, you may have deleted your hibernation file when you ran Vista's Disk Cleanup utility.

    You can re-enable the feature via the command prompt.

    Here are the steps:-

    1. Click start then All Programs.

    2. Then Accessories and you can find Command prompt.

    3. Right click on COmmand Prompt and then choose Run as Admininstrator.

    4. In the command prompt window type powerfg -h on and press enter.

    5. Enter the activate hibernation, or powercfg-h off to deactivate the function.


    6. check vista power settings.

    7. Update your video driver.

    8. look in the event viewer.

    HOpe i have helped you in getting relevant information.

    All the best

    Thanking you..

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