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Published on 09.14.07 by Brent Trahan

Turn Hibernation Back On in Windows Vista

Has your computer stopped hibernating all of a sudden? This guide shows why hibernation is sometimes turned off and how to turn hibernation back on in Windows Vista.

How Does Hibernation Get Turned Off

The most common causes I’ve come across when a computer suddenly stops hibernating are:

  • You delete the hibernation file (Hibernation File Cleaner) in Disk Cleanup.
  • Hybrid sleep is enabled.
  • Hibernation is disabled.

Turn Hibernation Back On

  1. Type cmd in the Start Menu’s search box.
  2. Right-click cmd.exe in the search results and select Run as administrator.
  3. Type powercfg /hibernate on in the command prompt and then press enter on your keyboard to run the command.

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15 Responses to “Turn Hibernation Back On in Windows Vista”

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  1. Thank you!
    Worked for me!

  2. Champ says:

    Thank you.

  3. Joginder says:

    Thanks man!!

  4. Isobel says:

    Thanks very much. Searched everywhere until I found YOU.

  5. michael says:

    thanks it does work!!! :)

  6. Ryan Nester says:

    Wow…i figured it would be under the advanced power options, but nope! THANK YOU! This was fast, easy, and did the job!

  7. thanks it wroked says:

    thank u a lot that fixed it

  8. Scott says:

    the simplest, most elegant solution to this problem available. FYI: This was the first hit on Google for “get hibernate back” – and for great reason as I can see…..

  9. Kiran says:

    Thanks!!! This worked a charm

  10. Christian says:

    Oohrah! i expected this to be a horrible computer crashing scam, but no such bad luck ^_^

  11. Brian says:

    thanks worked for me too :)

  12. nzube says:

    great thanks a lot, it sure works

  13. Sunny says:

    omg. it only took me 30 seconds. Thank you so much.

  14. AbiGail says:

    Thanks, works great! Helped me out a lot.

  15. Kevrel says:

    Now we know who the seslnibe one is here. Great post!

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