Cannot See Hibernation Option Start Menu Power Button In Windows 7 Even After Enable Hibernation

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on December 22, 2009

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One of our reader reported us a problem related to windows 7, below is snippet from the email we got.

I cannot see the hibernation option under power button on windows 7 start menu even after enabling hibernation

Hibernation option in windows 7 may not show up if you have hybrid sleep settings enabled, which are enabled by default on some of the windows 7 systems.

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Here is how you can show hibernation options under power button actions when it is not shown even after hibernation is enabled.

Fix:

1. Open Windows 7 start menu, and type power options in the search box

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2. Click Power Options in the search results, and in power settings opened Click Change plan settings [ as highlighted in the image below ]

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3. It will open Edit Plan Settings window, Click Change advanced power settings

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4. Now under power options window, Open Sleep >> Allow hybrid sleep – toggle it to off and click ok

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5. Once you complete the above step you will see hibernate under options in power options text in windows 7 start menu and shutdown options.

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Brandon May 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm

This is exactly what I needed. Fixed my issue in a heartbeat!

Chandra Kurniawan February 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm

thanks a lot.
This is the best solution I’ve found. The hibernate appear at once :)

karalabee March 14, 2011 at 4:42 am

Thanks!

Ali April 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Thank you so much!

Josh May 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Hey guys, i’ve done this already and re tried it. but still no luck. My computer does hibernate because i can successfully do it through cmd with “shutdown -h” and this works fine.

So i tried enabling it through cmd then advanced power options and all but it still wont show in my power off option list on he start bar. Please Help me out.

Cheers

MrThankYou May 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm

THANK YOU!!! Looked of this for a while … tried multiple things .. . but many others don’t explain that after doing powercfg -h on you need to set “Allow hybrid sleep” to off!
THANKS for writing this post!! Thanks a LOT!!

Onur June 6, 2011 at 3:15 am

Thanks a lot buddy

JIM June 23, 2011 at 2:56 am

I guess my situation is similar to “Josh May 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm” above.

I have HP windows 7 64 bit. (my wife has the hibernate option
on her HP laptop win 7 64 bit. I’d just like to have that too.
Personally I’d also like to add sleep If someone has an idea.)

I’ve done all the above as follows…
1. admin cmd.exe powercfg -h on
2. Power Options > change plan settings > Suspend >
There are two options
a.) Allow hibernation suspension = ON
b.) Hibernate before = I put 30 min.
c.) There are no further options for hibernate
in the “change plan settings”.
3. I noticed that some in Power Options have a “Sleep”
option. I don’t have that option either.

Also from Start > shutdown > there is only suspend, no Hibernate options at all.

Too, from Start > properties > start button the choice to add
suspend is there but no hibernate or sleep.

I’ve been to a bunch of sites but sill no answers on this.
I’ll keep looking and report back my findings, that is if
I can find the answer. I hope that someone more attuned to
win 7 64 bit can give us all a hand before I get back.

This system is super where everyone can help everyone.
Thanks a lot, any and everyone for your help.
-Jim

lokesh June 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm

g8…..

chandra June 29, 2011 at 11:44 pm

thnxs man!!!

Eugene August 15, 2011 at 1:59 am

JIM, I have the same problem.
Do you find a solution?

asdf1@asdf.com August 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm

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milla August 19, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Thanxs :) work for me.

dave August 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm

awesome, thanks. i really don’t understand why they make simple things such a hassle.

Britul Gogoi September 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I have windows 7 ultimate, and with the help of the above plan….it works!!!!!!! thank!!!!!!!

Runu November 19, 2011 at 12:13 am

Thank you very much. This very simple way which can every one do very easily..

san December 14, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Thank you very much… it worked…. :) God bless

Sanjeet Pathak December 21, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Wow, greate brother. Before getting this, i tried several ways including command line and registry edit. All were wrong way and did not help. Dis worked less than a minute…. Thanks thanks very very thanks yaar…… I will promote dis site :p

ryjones December 31, 2011 at 3:55 am

Thanks, that was great!

himanshu negi January 3, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Thank you
was looking for this everywhere. Thank you again !!

Antony January 5, 2012 at 7:13 pm

really appriciable

saeed January 11, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Hi! i typed powercfg -h on but it gives me an specific error code 0xc000007f
The error code 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.
Free Space in Primary Hard disk is Greater than the RAM memory…. That means if your RAM is 2GB , Free space in
Hard disk should be more than 2GB

saeed amindin January 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Hi! i typed powercfg -h on but it gives me an specific error code 0xc000007f
The error code 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.
Free Space in Primary Hard disk is Greater than the RAM memory…. That means if your RAM is 2GB , Free space in
Hard disk should be more than 2GB

Andrei February 25, 2012 at 5:20 am

Thanks a lot.
It worked fine.

Jeff Green February 29, 2012 at 11:55 am

Thank you very much! This is exactly what I needed.

sohaib March 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm

still it is not fixed .. and my allow hybrid sleep was already on but i still dont see my hibernate option
can someone help me plz

alexan March 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm

that was so helpful . worked perfectly. i would have spent days looking for this without your help…

kehal April 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Very very thanks to u its work for me thanks a lot.

Maneesh May 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Thank u very much!!!!!

Abe S June 21, 2012 at 12:23 am

Thank you very much! This is exactly what I need! :-) Thank you for sharing.

maryam July 15, 2012 at 10:12 am

thank you so much, it solve my problem , yohoooo

Carlos July 20, 2012 at 1:55 am

Thanks! perfect!

Jota August 13, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Great thanks!!!!

ali September 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm

oh thnku sir thnku so much … but i have added a command too b4 in cmd “powercfg -h on” what to do with it ? ? ? ?? ?

chan October 24, 2012 at 7:17 pm

thanks dude, this has helped me alot.

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