Enable Hibernate and Hybrid Sleep Feature Fix it Live!


clip_image002 I used the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows Vista, and now the hybrid sleep feature and the hibernation feature are unavailable

clip_image002 How do I enable hibernation on my Windows Vista-based computer?

We just released an improved Fix it solution. This Fix it replaces the Enable Hibernate and Hybrid Sleep Feature and runs "powercfg -h on” after confirming there is adequate disk space on the system drive to enable the hibernation file.

Comments (72)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Art,

    We thank you for your comment! There are a lot of us working to develop these solutions and all the responses let us know how we are doing.

    If you are interested in seeing more information about these activities, please feel free to visit/join our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’.

    Sincerely,

    /Steve

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Hanna!

    I see that a member of our team has responded to you on the Fix It For Me e-mail.  Could you please let us know whether you are able to use hibernate now?

    Best regards,

    Jim

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Paul,

    We are very glad the solution worked for you!  Please check out our portal at http://support.microsoft.com/fixit.  We have a large group of people working on more solutions, and would love to see your participation in our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’ (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31851234220).    

    Best regards,

    Jim

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Jeffy,

    Thank you for letting us know the solution worked for you!  

    We have a large group of people working on more solutions, and would love to see your participation in our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’ (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31851234220).  Please check out our portal at http://support.microsoft.com/fixit.      

    Best regards,

    Jim

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Dorota!

    Could you please try the following steps for me, and let me know whether the hibernate option returns to your start menu?

    1. Open Control Panel and type in "Hibernate" in the Search.

    2. Click "Turn hibernation on or off"

    3. Click "Change advance power settings"

    4. Scroll to and expand the "Sleep" option.

    5. Select "Off" to the "Allow hybrid sleep" option.

    6. Scroll to and expand the "Power buttons and lid" option.

    7. Select "Hibernate" for the "Sleep button action" option.

    8. Select "Hibernate" for the "Start menu power button" option.

    Best regards,

    Jim

  6. Anonymous says:

    Than you Serge!  I am glad you liked it.

    -paulscho@microsoft.com

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Arnold!

    Thank you for your comments!  We have a large group of people automating solutions.  I am very glad to hear this one worked for you.  You can find more of these solutions here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/fixit

    Please also consider joining our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’ (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31851234220).

    Finally, we would love to have you join our webcast this Thursday:

    Event Date: February 19, 2009

    Event Start Time: 1:00 p.m. Pacific

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    Webcast Page Link with Full Details:  http://support.microsoft.com/fixit#tab9

    Best regards,

    Jim Hinson

  8. Anonymous says:

    HI, John,

    We are investigating broadening the scope of this solution to cover more scenarios.  Could you please try the following steps and let me know whether they work for you?

    1. Open Control Panel and type in "Hibernate" in the Search.

    2. Click "Turn hibernation on or off"

    3. Click "Change advance power settings"

    4. Scroll to and expand the "Sleep" option.

    5. Select "Off" to the "Allow hybrid sleep" option.

    6. Scroll to and expand the "Power buttons and lid" option.

    7. Select "Hibernate" for the "Sleep button action" option.

    8. Select "Hibernate" for the "Start menu power button" option.

    Best regards,

    Jim

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the compliment, Philipe!

    We have a large group of people working on more solutions, and would love to see your participation in our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’ (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31851234220).  Please check out our portal at http://support.microsoft.com/fixit.      

    Best regards,

    Jim

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Jurgen,

    We are sorry that the solution did not work for you.  We are currently updating it to cover additional scenarios.  

    When you go to control panel, you should have a link in the upper left called ‘Control Panel Home’.  If you click this link, then enter ‘hibernate’ in the search window, you should see a link for ‘Turn hibernation on or off’ in the search results under ‘Power Options’.  Please click this link, then:

    1. Click "Change advance power settings"

    2. Scroll to and expand the "Sleep" option.

    3. Select "Off" to the "Allow hybrid sleep" option.

    4. Scroll to and expand the "Power buttons and lid" option.

    5. Select "Hibernate" for the "Sleep button action" option.

    6. Select "Hibernate" for the "Start menu power button" option.

    Please let me know whether these steps work for you.

    Best regards,

    Jim

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Ted,

    Thank you for your comments!  We have a large group of people building these solutions, and it is great to know it worked for you!

    If you are interested in seeing more information about these activities, please feel free to visit/join our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’.

    Thanks,

    Jim

  12. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Dean Saunderson,

    Thank you so much for your comments!  We have a large group of people working hard to deliver, and it is great to hear that our solutions work!

    If you are interested in seeing more information about these activities, please feel free to visit/join our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’.

    Thanks,

    Jim

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hello Osama Hnoosh,

    Thank you so much for posting a comment.

    We really appreciate your feedback.  We have a large group of people working to make sure we can deliver automated solutions to you.

    If you are interested in seeing more information about these activities, please feel free to visit/join our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’.

    Thanks,

    -brian

  14. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, Urvish!

    We are very happy to know that the solution worked for you!

    We have a large group of people working on more solutions, and would love to see your participation in our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’ (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31851234220).  Please check out our portal at http://support.microsoft.com/fixit.      

    Best regards,

    Jim

  15. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Jurgen,

    We are sorry that the solution did not work for you.  We are currently updating it to cover additional scenarios.  

    When you go to control panel, you should have a link in the upper left called ‘Control Panel Home’.  If you click this link, then enter ‘hibernate’ in the search window, you should see a link for ‘Turn hibernation on or off’ in the search results under ‘Power Options’.  Please click this link, then:

    1. Click "Change advance power settings"

    2. Scroll to and expand the "Sleep" option.

    3. Select "Off" to the "Allow hybrid sleep" option.

    4. Scroll to and expand the "Power buttons and lid" option.

    5. Select "Hibernate" for the "Sleep button action" option.

    6. Select "Hibernate" for the "Start menu power button" option.

    Please let me know whether these steps work for you.

    Best regards,

    Jim

  16. Serge says:

    merci beaucoup,and have a nice day.Serge

  17. OSAMA HNOOSH says:

    Hey everybody, after I use Fix IT for me , I can hibernate my pc now.   THANKS

  18. tech Wiz says:

    i manually turned on hibernate, it turns on, but i hace to cmd the hibernate or have the power plan do it its gone from the start menu it came back only the first time i encountered it, now this time, its gone and even with hibernate on, its sstill gone, so i have to cmd the hibernate or modify/tweek the settings so the sleep mode is hibernate button

  19. Dean Saunderson says:

    Thanks WINDOWS This Worked And II Can Now HYBERNATE My COMPAQ V6000 Notebook

    (I Let You Know My Laptop Incase Somone Else Has This Type And Failed)

    Thank You

  20. Jim Hinson says:

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback!  We have a large group of people working to automate solutions, and would like to be sure we cover the scenario you are experiencing.  Could you please try the following steps and let me know whether they enable the hibernate button for you?

    1. Open Control Panel and type in "Hibernate" in the Search.

    2. Click "Turn hibernation on or off"

    3. Click "Change advance power settings"

    4. Scroll to and expand the "Sleep" option.

    5. Select "Off" to the "Allow hybrid sleep" option.

    6. Scroll to and expand the "Power buttons and lid" option.

    7. Select "Hibernate" for the "Sleep button action" option.

    8. Select "Hibernate" for the "Start menu power button" option.

    If you are interested in seeing more information about these activities, please feel free to visit/join our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’.

    Thanks,

    Jim

  21. Ted says:

    I dont know about Osamah Hnoosh, but I had the same problem and your fix worked for me.

  22. dorota says:

    the command powercfg -h on worked last time for me perfectly and i had the hibernation option available straight away. but this time it didn’t work. in power settings hiberbate option is set to "on" as well and i have all default settings for "hp recommended" power option. but still there is no "hibertate" option in start menu.

  23. Art Sebesta says:

    Love it!  Thanks for the work.

  24. hanna says:

    It doesn’t work on my computer. I don’t know why. And I also try the "Change advance power settings", and there are no "Allow hybrid sleep" option under the "sleep and "Hibernate" under the "Sleep button action" at all.

    I have send a email to fix4me, see if anyone can solve my problem. Anyway, thanks a lot.

  25. John says:

    It don’t work for me either,

    no Hibernate or sleep in the power off menu

  26. Taiseer says:

    Hi every one,

    The hibernate has been enabeled but I don’t see the hibernate Icon in start menu but, I set the labtop to use the hibernating when close the lid.

    I have windows 7.

  27. Hgeo says:

    I don’t find "hibernate" (Vista 32 Home Premium,french).

  28. Jean says:

    I lost my hibernation and thank to Fix It it is now back on.  THANKS

  29. brent says:

    this little fix-it dude/dudette is awesome, thanks for your foward thinking approach to this.

  30. don koeshall says:

    it’s really sad that windows vista has so many

    problems, quitelikethedemocrats in congress, eh

  31. JOPAR says:

    Worked for me, thanks.  I would like more "auto fix-its" made available for other issues in the future, when possible.

  32. Chris says:

    Very Very nice… this is the kind of things that make the world go round.. or at least our computers work.

  33. JHinson says:

    Hi, Hgeo,

    Did you use the Fix it button on the KB article (here:  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928897)?  Are you missing the ‘Hibernate’ option on the start menu above ‘Shut Down’?  If not, could you please try the following steps, and let me know whether the option returns?

    1. Open Control Panel and type in "Hibernate" in the Search.

    2. Click "Turn hibernation on or off"

    3. Click "Change advance power settings"

    4. Scroll to and expand the "Sleep" option.

    5. Select "Off" to the "Allow hybrid sleep" option.

    6. Scroll to and expand the "Power buttons and lid" option.

    7. Select "Hibernate" for the "Sleep button action" option.

    8. Select "Hibernate" for the "Start menu power button" option.

    Best regards,

    Jim

  34. JHinson says:

    Hi, Jean!

    Thank you so much for letting us know the solution worked for you!  Please also consider joining our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’ (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31851234220).  Also you might be interested in our Fix it page on Microsoft’s support portal at http://support.microsoft.com/fixit.  

    Best regards,

    Jim

  35. Jim says:

    Hi, Brent!

    Thank you so much for for the compliment!  We have a large group of people delivering solutions for you.  Please also consider joining our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’ (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31851234220).  Also you might be interested in our Fix it page on Microsoft’s support portal at http://support.microsoft.com/fixit.  

    Best regards,

    Jim

  36. Jim says:

    Hi, Don,

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide us feedback.  We are working hard to provide automated solutions that will improve your experience with our products.  Please let me know if there is anything we can do toward that end.

    Best regards,

    Jim

  37. Jim says:

    Hi, Jopar!

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us!  We have a large group of people delivering solutions for you.  You can see our solutions as we publish them here:  http://support.microsoft.com/fixit.   Please also consider joining our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’ (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31851234220).

    Best regards,

    Jim

  38. JHinson says:

    Hi, Chris!

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us!  We appreciate the compliment!  We have a large group of people working to improve your experience.  You can see our solutions as we publish them here:  http://support.microsoft.com/fixit.   Please also consider joining our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’ (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31851234220).

    Best regards,

    Jim

  39. Arnold says:

    This is great! I am glad to see this type of discussion board developing and helping people because it has certainly helped me!

  40. Gaston Graf says:

    Folks,

    thank you very much fir the "Fix it" idea – it really helped. After installing Vista Ultimate on my Acer Aspire 8930G laptop, hibernation initially worked fine but since I installed the latest nVidia laptop drivers (179.48) it had not been available anymore so I suspect the nVidia drivers being responsible for it. Thanks to your tool, hibernation could be switched on again.

  41. Jim Hinson says:

    Hi, Gaston!

    Thank you so much for the feedback!  We are very glad the solution worked for you.  We have a large group of people working on more solutions, and would love to see your participation in our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’ (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31851234220).  You might also be interested in our Fix it page on Microsoft’s support portal at http://support.microsoft.com/fixit.  

    Best regards,

    Jim

  42. Michel Derome says:

    Thank you for the Fix Me and nice to see I could get hibernate on my Desktop also.

    Have great day.

  43. Jim says:

    Thank you for your kind comments, Michel!  We are very glad the solution worked for you!  We have a large group of people working on more solutions, and would love to see your participation in our Facebook group called ‘Microsoft Product Quality Online’ (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31851234220).  You might also be interested in our Fix it page on Microsoft’s support portal at http://support.microsoft.com/fixit.  

    Best regards,

    Jim

  44. Paul Kuczora says:

    I also lost the hibernate option on the Start Menu, I think probably caused by installing an update to the Dell power-saving options.

    The knowledge base article about using powercfg.exe from the command line made no difference, but then I noticed that hibernate was available as an option in the power saving settings. I set the laptop to hibernate when the lid was closed and it worked.

    Then I found this article and followed the instructions above – this has restored the hibernate option on the Start menu power button.

  45. Felipe David says:

    Nice work. Thamk you very much

  46. Jeffy says:

    thanks.it worked

    goto pwr settings and switch off hybrid sleep

  47. Jurgen says:

    Neither Mr. Fix It, nor going to the command prompt (in administrator mode) brought the hibernate option back to the start menu. Going to control Panel and typing hibernate into the Search box brings no result, so those steps are out. Oddly enough, I can configure my ON button on my new Dell desktop to put the computer into hibernation. I run Vista Premium Home in a 64-bit environment. Still working out the kinks after setting up this machine…

  48. Urvish says:

    Awesome it jst took 5 seconds to enable ii….thanks a ton

  49. Brandon says:

    I’ve tried powercfg -h on

    and I get a "not enough space on disk" error, but I have almost 3GB of hard drive space available.

    How much room do I need?

  50. adz says:

    I tried to download the link myself, but it says my laptop doesn’t support this feature. WTF?

  51. Holly Wilkinson says:

    I’ve tried the command prompt box and the control panel way, but the command box says the system could not create the hibernation file and there is no allow hybrid sleep or other hibernation options.

    anyone have any ideas? My hibernation just disappeared one day.

  52. Ruth says:

    Fix it works Great! I love it!  No more step by step instructions!Thanks it was so easy.

  53. Jerry Jenkins says:

    Great Fix It.  I tried the command prompt route and found it did not work.  Your Fix It worked great.  This is a fantastic idea for those of us who do not want to spend time searching for fixes to what usually turns out to be a self inflicted problem.  Thanks.

  54. Tom K. Brown says:

    fix it did nothing for me.  Had it originally, it disappeared some time ago.  Part of ongoing problems with system.  Would the hijack dump I did a couple of days ago help?   What group or where should I send it?

  55. Louis Zamora says:

    I have an issue with my computer going into Sleep Mode and cannot recover.

    Can you Help? I am running Windows Vistas Home Premium. The issue began with a NVIDIA Download

  56. michael says:

    Thanks a lot you guys are super love mr.fix it tool easy to use and strongly recommended

  57. Lisa says:

    I followed all the instructions to get the hibernate option to work and nothing is working.  I tried the "fix-it" and making changes in the Control Panel.  Now I have the hibernate option, but I cannot get my computer to hibernate.  What do I need to do to get it to hibernate when I click on hibernate?

  58. bitbyter says:

    The "Let me fix it myself" solution to this problem worked for me!!  Thanks.

  59. Desmond Armstrong says:

    After running this program, the computer correctly hibernates when the power button is pressed, but only until the computer is shut down. Each time it is rebooted, hibernation has to be enabled again. Is this the way it is intended to work?

  60. boraxkarloff says:

    I was going crazy trying to figure what happened to my hibernate. I stumbled across this site via the Help in Windows(go figure!)

    This works GREAT! Thanks!

  61. chris says:

    thanks for hibernate fix

    My computer will go into normal sleep mode, which is great, but upon returning to it say the next morning, it will not turn the monitors back on, nightmare….means you have to do an awful power down by holding the power button for 8 secs…this is bad.

    howvever I have tried this fix utility, and i now have the hibernate feature also, i will test this now, and let you know the results…

    watch this space…

  62. TINA says:

    Thank you so much for the "Fix-It" I was going crazy trying to figure what happened to my hibernate. I stumbled across this site via the Help in Windows.

    This works GREAT! and again I say Thanks!

  63. hana says:

    The "Fix-it" didn’t work for me. The command run "powercfg /h on" didn’t work either but Jim instructions on "Change advance power Setting" worked.  Thank you very much

  64. Haitham Afifi says:

    Thanks alot for the fix it :))

  65. Winston says:

    cmd line worked but got this error with the msi package fix.

    Product: Enable Hibernate and Hybrid Sleep Feature — Error 1720. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A script required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.  Custom action RUNDISKSPACE script error -2146827859, Microsoft VBScript runtime error: ActiveX component can’t create object: ‘Scripting.FileSystemObject’ Line 11, Column 1,  

  66. Wow honestly thank you so much says:

    It works I deleted the hibernation driver with disk clean up but now everytime I hibernate my pc it turns back on even faster than before. Relief. Thanks microsoft ppl.

  67. Julian says:

    The ‘Hibernation’ option was not on my start menu. The Fix-It download and the ‘By-Hand’ procedure did not work for me. The Control Panel procedure listed did work for me. But it meant that I had to turn off Hybrid Sleep. Looking more closely I found that I can turn on Hybrid Sleep and assign ‘Hibernate’ to the sleep button, so I have all I need.

    Shut Down of the Start Menu power button.

    Sleep on closing the laptop’s lid.

    Hibernate on the Sleep Key.

    PS the Control Panel must NOT be in the classic view. If it is, the search for ‘hibernate’ will find nothing.

    Thank Julian.

  68. Rao Lingam says:

    Thank you very much work.  So glad to have hibernation available again, since it does not drain battery like sleep does and I don’t have to worry about losing data.  Keep up the good work.  R.Lingam

  69. Jan in MN says:

    How do I find out if my puter has Hybrid Sleep or Sleep?

  70. ChrisLav says:

    i have a basically new(<1month) MSI all-in-one pc with windows 7 home premium. I have all sleep/hibernate button,options and advanced options. but my pc just wont automatically hibernate. it will if i click the button(manually). all settings are set to what i want(sleep 15, hibernate 30). worked fine with default settings for two weeks, then just stopped. tried system restore, tried shutting of wake events, etc. nothing, and can't seem to find an answer anywhere and so far this seems to be the best place to ask. Any ideas???

  71. Esther says:

    Wow I got hibernation back I prefer this to shut down or sleep the computer flashes when in sleep mode..Thank you Mr. Fix It

  72. Fibo says:

    The "Let me fix it myself" section of how to disable hibernation fully solved the problem.
    I like to fix it myself!!