Hibernation missing?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Ryka, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Ryka

    Ryka Guest

    I have Vista Home Premium factory installed on my new computer. The Task
    Menu does not have Hibernate as a choice. I changed the Change What The
    Power Buttons Do and to Hibernation when Sleep is clicked. I then tried
    typing powercfg -H ON in the command line above Search was unable to get
    anything except search features. I then when to Command Prompt and typed in
    powercfg -H ON and clicked Enter. Message reads that I do not have
    permission to enable or disable the Hibernate feature. I then tried WinKey+R
    and in Run typed powercfg -H On and got the message that windows does not
    recognize the command power or it just blinks the command prompt screen for
    a second. Nothing makes Hibernate appear on the Task Menue and I am unable
    to figure out a way to get my computer to Hibernate - a feature I need. Your
    help is appreciated!
    Ryka, Apr 27, 2007
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  2. Thomas Olsen [MSFT], Apr 27, 2007
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  3. Ryka

    Ryka Guest

    Ryka, Apr 27, 2007
  4. Hello Ryka,

    I am able to set Hybrid Hibernate and Hibernate settings on my desktop by
    following the procedure in this Windows Help topic, which is linked to from
    the Help topic I suggested to you in my previous mail. Here's the link to
    the Change power management settings topic:


    In step 5 of the procedure, you'll need to expand the "Sleep" settings on
    the "Advanced settings" tab in the "Power options" dialog to get at the
    hibernation settings.

    I hope this information helps you this time. If it doesn't, let me know in
    more detail what you are trying to accomplish, and then perhaps I can
    provide better assistance.
    Thomas Olsen [MSFT], Apr 28, 2007
  5. Ryka

    Ryka Guest

    I finally found the Hibernate in the Advanced settings and was able to set
    it for 20 minutes, but.....this means I am unable to Hibernate whenever I
    choose? And there's still no Hibernate choice on the task menu. Anyway to
    get one? This way I wouldn't be having to choose to wake it up after every
    20 minutes away or have to wait 20 minutes for it to Hibernate at the end of
    the night. At least this is better than no Hibernate, but it's still a
    nuisance and for all the money I spent for a new computer I almost wish I
    had put XP on instead. I like 90% of Vista but the little glitches
    (Hibernation and some compatibility issues) are annoying.
    Ryka, Apr 28, 2007
  6. Thanks for the feedback, Ryka. I have passed your issue and our
    communication to the feature team for their consideration.
    Thomas Olsen [MSFT], May 1, 2007
  7. Ryka

    Ryka Guest

    I hope you are able to resolve this missing feature in my Vista Home
    Premium. I miss the convenience of Hibernation - it's a hassle to have to
    Shut Down every night and then start all over again the next day. I have
    tried every suggestion and to no avail. There must be some way to Download
    Hibernate onto my OS.
    Ryka, May 1, 2007
  8. Ryka

    Banzo Guest

    i have got the same problem with windows vista home premium i hope you guys
    can do some thing about it.
    Banzo, Jun 4, 2007
  9. Ryka

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Have you tried powercfg -h on from and "elevated" command prompt (type
    cmd in the search box above the Start Orb, and when cmd.exe appears at the top,
    right click on it and select Run as Administrator)?
    Cal Bear '66, Jun 4, 2007
  10. Ryka

    Banzo Guest

    i've already treid those commands but i already solved the problem it was
    that the hybride sleep function was on again but i tryed that like 10 times
    and didn't work but now it did so my problem is solved :)
    Banzo, Jun 4, 2007
  11. Ryka

    John Guest

    I have read all the answers but not being very computer savy have not been
    able to restore the hibernate feature. Please can somone post a step by step
    proceedure for me to follow. I to wish that I had not got Vista. John
    John, Jun 27, 2007
  12. Ryka

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Type cmd in the search box above the Start Orb on the Taskbar, when cmd.exe
    appears at the top of the Start Menu window, right click on it and select "Run
    as Administrator", in the command prompt window type powercfg -h on .and
    press enter.
    Cal Bear '66, Jun 27, 2007
  13. Ryka

    jay k. Guest

    jay k., Jun 27, 2007
  14. Ryka

    John Guest

    Hi Cal Bear, tried to follow your instuctions but nothing worked as
    described. My OP is vista would that make a differance.
    John, Jun 27, 2007
  15. Hi,
    I had the same in both my Desktop and Laptop and found a solution:
    1-Log on as an Administrator
    2-At the Start Search type cmd
    3- Type: powercfg/hibernate on
    4- Press Enter
    Tarek Sharara, Jun 28, 2007
  16. Ryka

    Calamus Guest

    No problems with hibernation - but there is no torture and kill button. Can
    anyone tell me how high you need to be to be sure to kill Vista by throwing
    the computer out of a window. I want revenge.
    Calamus, Jun 30, 2007
  17. I too cannot get my computer to sleep or hibernate. I click 'sleep' mode and
    the computer just sits idle, sometimes the monitor sleeps, sometimes it

    VERY dissappointed with Vista. I have a 1 month return policy & I think I
    may just return the POS and buy an Apple. They don't even give you Excel or
    Word. What a bunch a 'effing cheapskates.

    MSFT is going to hell in a handbasket. No innovation, no creativity, they
    can't even get their operating system to work right. I'm running 2 GB of ram
    on a brand new computer and Vista still can't run smooth. I think Win-tel
    machines have seen better days.
    sadaboutvista, Jul 1, 2007
  18. Ryka

    gmn Guest

    Hi! i typed powercfg -h on but it gives me an specific error code 0xc000007f

    What else can i do to get the hibernate option on the start menu?

    Can anyone help me please??? Thanks
    gmn, Jul 3, 2007
  19. Ryka

    Hertz_Donut Guest

    The error code that you posted indicates that there is not enough disk space
    available. Hibernation requires a block of available disk space equal to
    the amount of RAM installed in your computer.
    The error indicates that you do not have sufficient disk space to use the
    Hibernate function.

    Hertz_Donut, Jul 3, 2007
  20. Ryka

    gmn Guest

    Thanks that was helpful! But that is the other problem that i have. I have
    my local disc divided in two and suddenly local disc C is full. i did a
    cleanup disc but that is not enough to free space. I also got a message from
    symantec that i got bloodhound.exploit.6
    Do you know if the problem is because i got that virus.
    gmn, Jul 3, 2007
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