Windows 7/Hibernate


I have Win7 and I know Hibernate is not an option on the Shutdown list.

But I know you can go into Power Options and then Advanced and turn Off Hybride Hibernate.


and type
powercfg /hibernat on

it should ad it to the start Shutdown list and it does not.

I did this last time so I know it works can you help?

Hello Bob

Actually your video card may not have the correct display driver in order to use this feature but first you should check your power management settings as well as your BIOS settings but realize that the BIOS Settings mostly deal with WAKE ON LAN issues.

The following link may help as it is direct from Microsoft support and includes a 'fix it for me' option as well as the manual options:

I hope this helps


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