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Windows 7: hibernate&sleep greyed out

13 Feb 2012   #1

64bit windows 7 home premium
hibernate&sleep greyed out

niether work, so following instructions from another old thread i went to cmd & entered - powercfg.exe/hibernate on.

I got-

there are one or more legacy drivers installed:
an internal system component has disabled hibernation

can anyone help me please, my OS is windows7 64bit


My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2012   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.


It would be beneficial to both you & us if we could have your System Specs.
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* When did your problem first occur?

Were both working previously?

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Links for you to peruse.

sleep/hibernate greyed out

Sleep States - See Available Sleep States

Hibernate - Enable or Disable

The "sleep" function in windows 7 is grayed out, not - Microsoft Answers

Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate Commands - Add or Remove

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