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I have lost Hibernate option since I have created security password for logging in.

I use windows vista.

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# Comment Id: 51381

Hey Dillard cristobal!

This problem basically occurs when someone used disk cleanup utility. You do not need to worry about it this problem.

I have a simplest solution for you.

What you need to do is just to follow these steps.

1. Click on Start button.

2. Go to All programs and then Accessories, here you will see Command Prompt.

3. Right click on Command Prompt and select "Run As Administrator". It will open a new window.

4. Here type this command powercfg -h on. And hit enter.

You will able to see the Hibernate option now.

I hope it will help you a lot.

Thanks

# Comment Id: 128942

I think we have the same problem with one of the features in the Power Options of Windows that went missing. My problem was not actually with the Hibernate feature but with the Sleep option. I’m not sure if the problem is with my CPU since I am using a Dell OptiPlex GX260 series CPU.

I noticed that every time I install a new copy of Windows, the Sleep feature under Power buttons category of Power Options in Control Panel is not present. Luckily the keyboard includes a Sleep button for instant access. The sleep feature only appears after I press the Sleep button on the keyboard for the first time after installing Windows.

I think it’s with my brand of CPU not automatically enabling that feature after installing an operating system. In Windows XP, activating and deactivating the Hibernate feature is almost the same but using a different switch attribute. Instead of using a dash or a hyphen “-” in the switch, a slash “/” is used.

  • Click Start then Run.
  • Type cmd then hit Enter.
  • In the command prompt window, type “powercfg /hibernate on” or “powercfg /h on” without the double quotes then press Enter. This command enables/disables the Hibernate feature of Windows but it doesn’t support Hibernate timeout in all systems.

In addition, you can enter “powercfg/?” if you want to see the complete list of its functions.

Regards
Sharath Reddy