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Published on 05.11.09 by Brent Trahan

Turn Off Hybrid Sleep in Windows 7

Learn how to disable hybrid sleep in Windows 7.

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Power Options in the Control Panel.


    Note: If Power Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Select Change plan settings next to the power plan you want to disable hybrid sleep.


  4. Select Change advanced power settings.


  5. Select Change settings that are currently unavailable in the Power Options window.


  6. Set Allow hybrid sleep under Sleep to Off and then click OK to save the changes.


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  1. sandy says:

    thanq U buddy……. it was a real help to me i was really getting frustrated where to disable n find my hibernation option.

  2. antv says:

    Thanks for posting this, now hopefully i won’t be rolling the dice every time my machine goes to sleep.

  3. Will S says:

    This is the answer I’m looking for! I’ve searched long and hard to fix my damn sleep problem. Thanks!

  4. Ray says:

    My computer does not show me those options. I do not get the change unavialbe settings nor does my advanced power settings look like yours. Its very basic looking. Please help! [email protected]

  5. Rommel says:

    Hello, The explanation above worked for me. Start- Control Panel-Hardware and Sound-Adjust commonly used mobility settings-Integrated wireless devices -Turn Combo card On

  6. jason brown says:

    THANK YOU! The explanation was very clear and concise AND IT WORKED! I was surprised to find that my “hibernate” button randomly disappeared. i did a google search and luckily I found this when the tutorial on the windows official website left me astray. then, i read about “hybrid sleep” and how it’s set to default and it lead me to this awesome post!


  7. omkar says:

    thanks dude….it was a real help to me i was really getting frustrated where to disable n find my hibernation option….
    thanks again….

  8. eliee says:

    I have a problem where the laptop will not recover from sleep at all, won’t turn on or reboot no matter what I try (and I’ve tried almost everything, holding the power button, taking out the battery I haven’t taken out the HD yet though. I’d say it’ll turn out the same as everything else though) only thing that works at the moment is one light on the laptop that looks like a thunder bolt.

    It’s a HP G61-409ca series running on windows 7 and a AMD processor.

    if anyone could help that would be great. Though I’d say the laptop is junk, It’s a friends not mine.

  9. Jenn says:

    thanks a lot!

  10. Melanie says:


  11. Tahseen says:

    Help! I don’t have Allow hybrid sleep under sleep. Don’t have Allow hibernate either. I’m using Windows 7 with an Acer laptop.

    • Mku says:

      Ditto for me with Vista. Once in a while I can keep pounding on various keys and it will awaken. Only sure way I have found is to pull plug and battery, then do cold restart. Most of times when I do that, I get “Windows did not shut down properly” errmsg, and I just select “Start Windows Normally”.

  12. Mick says:

    What if my hybrid sleep was already turned off and I still have the problem???

  13. CronoTime says:

    My problem was when I hit “sleep” it just shut my system down, and I got the “windows didn’t shut down” right message, so after net jumping for hours and hours, I found your page. SO,Thank you so much for this. You answer was the easiest and the first one that didn’t have my screwing around with my BIOS or some round about answer from Microsoft.

    Thanks again.

  14. Nytehawk says:

    Solution did not work. Stayed the same. (HP Envy 14 with Beats audio)

  15. Sandra Thompson says:

    I can t do what you said because my monltor won t come out of sleep

  16. sharlie272 says:

    wow, best help ever and so easy to understand with the pictures. thanks :)

  17. Naveen says:

    Thank you very much buddy….

  18. lalit says:

    Hibernate is off but problem is not solve.. Autimatically goes into sleep mode..and some time multiboot(restarts) many times.. I frustrated ..plz guide ne how to solve it..permanently..

  19. wesley kigen says:

    my hp laptop wont strt…if u prss the power button it only writes on the screen..hibernating,wht shld i do

  20. MD KALIMULLAH says:

    Thanx sir, This is the answer I’m looking for! I’ve searched long and hard to fix my damn sleep problem. Thanks again

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