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Windows 7: Hybrid Sleep/Hibernate Not Available in Power Options

04 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Hybrid Sleep/Hibernate Not Available in Power Options

Just upgrade my server with a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H mobo and a G630T processor. Installed Windows 7 Ultimate. For some reason I don't see the options for hybrid sleep or hibernate in advanced power options menu. Generally, I believe they are supposed to be under sleep in the advanced menu but only "Sleep After" and "Allow wake timers" are present in the menu. I haven't upgraded to a new mobo in years and in my old mobo there was an option to enable S3 sleep. This mobo has options to enable wake timer, WOL, and a couple of others but nothing to disable to enable hybrid sleep. My system seems to still go to sleep ok but the lack of the two options seems odd to me and wanted to see if anyone possibly had a similar problem.

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04 May 2012   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1

If hibernate is enabled you should have a C:\hiberfil.sys file (might be hidden...)

To turn on hibernate from an elevated CMD prompt use this command
powercfg.exe -h on

After hibernate is turned on you should have the Hybrid option in Power Options

Hibernate - Enable or Disable
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05 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks! When I first tried to run that command in cmd it said I did not have the rights or privileges to enable or disable hibernate. So I had to right click on cmd and run as administrator. Then it allowed me to run the command. The hiberfil.sys file is not in the C:\ yet but I now have the hybrid sleep and hibernate option in the advanced power configuration menu. However, even after turning hibernate on at the command line it is still shown as disabled in the power config menu. Not sure why. Any idea what caused this in the first place? It seems to work now but I need to test that it actually sleeps correctly. Thanks for your help!
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05 May 2012   #4

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1

Yes, CMD need to be "run as administrator" for this - that's what "elevated" means.
hiberfil.sys is a hidden file - don't worry about it.

Can you attach a screen print showing "it is still shown as disabled in the power config menu"?
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I thought hibernate is enabled by default on a Win 7 install.
I'm not sure why yours was not, or how it might have been turned off later if you didn't do it.
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