Disable Hibernation in Windows® 7
What are the tips to disable hibernation option in Windows 7?
Hibernation is a power-saving state designed mainly for laptops. Even Sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power; hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your system. In all these the power-saving states in Windows 7, hibernation uses the least amount of power. On a laptop, use hibernation when you know that you won't use your system for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time. This prevent you from losing data from your system.
Following are the details about the hibernate option in Windows 7:
- Need to disable
- Ways to disable
Windows 7's Hibernation keeps unsaved data, including information about open programs, to a special file called hiberfil.sys. You can restore the data from the system even if you change the battery and switch off the main switch. When the machine restarts, it takes the data stored in hiberfil.sys and thus returns the machine to the precise state when you set it to hibernate. To see the file, you might need to adjust your Explorer's settings. Press the 'Alt' key, then click on the 'View' tab and now scroll down to 'Hidden files and folders'. You need to select the radio button next to Show hidden files and folders.
Need to disable
Even the hibernate option allows you to take data from the system, this might make several issues. The most common among them is the error messages due to the improper working of the hibernate option in Windows 7. One issue is that your system is not waking up properly. Alternatively your issue can be that there is no Hibernate option on the Shut Down menu of Windows 7. This might interrupt some of your work and you will be forced to disable this option.
To disable hibernate option you need to open Command Prompt with Administrator rights. Then open Command Prompt, type CMD in Start menu and then hit 'Ctrl' + 'Shift' + 'Enter' to open the Command Prompt with Admin rights. Next, type this command and 'Powercfg /hibernate' and hit enter. Then type 'Exit' and press 'Enter' to close the Command Prompt. If you can’t see the Hibernate option in Start menu then you have to perform some simple tasks. Type Power Options in Start menu and hit 'Enter'. And then in the left pane, open the link labeled 'Change when the computer sleeps' and then open the link 'Change advanced power settings'. Under the 'Advanced Sleep' options, expand the Sleep tree and turn off Hybrid Sleep. After this go back to Start menu to see the new Hibernate entry.
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