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Windows 7: Hibernate - Enable or Disable

20 Mar 2010   #40

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Pronlems with Hibernation


Thanks for the great tutorials.

I have enabled hibernation using the instructions here, but hibernation is not working properly for me on a desktop with Win7 64 bit and 4GB RAM. I have tried from the Start Menu, from setting the Power Button to that function and from the desktop shortcut described in these tutorials.

I use hibernation all the time on my work laptop (ThinkPAd T60 XP SP3) and frequently on a ThinkPad X60s with Win7 64bit, though there it is probably setup by the Lenovo ThinkVantage power management software.

This is what happens on the desktop - I select hibernation from one of the 3 methods mentioned above, the screen dims, the HDD light is active for a while, the power goes off. Then a few seconds later, it wakes up, shows the Intel BIOS splash screen for a couple of seconds, then just goes to the Windows logon screen. So basically hibernates for a few seconds, but no more!

Any ideas please?

I already have "allow wake timers" set to Disable
Have disabled Wake on LAN in Device Manager for the NIC (and checked the mouse too).
CMD powercfg -a says that S1 and S3 are available.
CMD powercfg -devicequery wake_armed - yay - it was the HID USB Keyboard of all things!!

Thanks for too

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19 Apr 2010   #41

win 7

I want to free up my hard disk by removing hiberfil.sys. can it be possible by disabling hibernation?
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19 Apr 2010   #42

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Jigar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, by disabling hibernate using OPTION ONE you will also delete the hiberfil.sys file. :)
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20 Apr 2010   #43

win 7
Thank you

Thanks for reply.
i will try it and confirm.
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20 Apr 2010   #44

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome. :)
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29 Apr 2010   #45

win 7
Solution found

I found this solution, and it worked for me!!!

I installed suse linux. I used hibernation several time successfully, as always, then at some point it stopped working

this solved!
(in few words, set the windows 7 system partition to active)
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20 Aug 2010   #46

Windows 7 Pro
details for W7Pro classic view?

Maybe it's my build (Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600) or maybe it's my use of classic view, I dunno, but the tutorial steps seem to need some revision or additions...

1. Open a Elevated Command Prompt.
2. In the elevated command prompt, type "powercfg -h off" and press 'Enter' (it will then read "C:Windows\System32>"), then to then to properly close the command box, type "exit" and click 'enter'.
3. Open Power Options to change the advanced power
settings, and expand both 'Sleep' and 'Hibernate'
"after" expandables.
4. Under 'Hibernate after', set the Setting (Minutes)
to "Never".
5. Under 'Allow hybrid sleep', set Setting to "Off".
6. Click on 'Apply' and then 'OK'.
7. Close the elevated command prompt (type "exit").
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20 Aug 2010   #47

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Wguru,

I'm not sure what you mean. Closing the command pompt window would be the same as typing exit in the command prompt and pressing enter. When you click on OK, the changes are automatically applied so there it no need to have to click on Apply then OK. Either way will work, but your additions would add unneeded steps.
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21 Aug 2010   #48

Windows 7 Pro

I dunno much about command/elevated command window use. Your means of closing a command window may also be correct and while I appreciate the feedback, what with the few times I ever use commands (as most do), I think I'll continue following procedural methodology (just to be on the safe side). Again great article, too bad these are necessary (what with MS's propensity to include so much bloatware and yet little to no details, ie; prevalent lack of hover tips, minimal usefulness in their "what's this", lack of substancial "help" menues, etc.).
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21 Aug 2010   #49

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Yeah, it's perfectly safe to use either method of closing a command prompt. It's just a matter of preference.

While Microsoft has greatly improved on the help menus from previous OS's, I do agree with you that they need better/more pop-up descriptions that are easy for anyone to understand regardless of skill level.
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