Hibernation is not made unavailable when you set the value of the Hibernate after setting to Never by using the Power Options item in Control Panel.

To make hibernation unavailable, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
2. In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.
3. When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
4. At the command prompt, type powercfg.exe /hibernate off, and then press ENTER.
5. Type exit, and then press ENTER.

To make hibernation available, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
2. In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.
3. When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
4. At the command prompt, type powercfg.exe /hibernate on, and then press ENTER.
5. Type exit, and then press ENTER to close the Command Prompt window.

11 Comments

  1. Douglas stevinson says:

    OH GOD THANK YOU FOR FIXING IT SO I HAVE IT ON AGAIN THANK YOU SO MUCH I DIDNT KNOW HOW TO DO IT THANKS SO MUCH THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH THANKS!!!! IF I CAN ILL GIVE YOU 10000$

  2. jim says:

    thx alot i have been going thought a tho sites and yours worked and it was the easyest to read and under stand thx

  3. John says:

    Hi, One of the reasons I want to turn off Hibernate is that it takes up too much drive space.

    Does this command also remove the file that is created on the hard drive that contains the contents of memory?

  4. Huyy says:

    how can i turn off Hibernation if i can’t even reach the start menu? ):

  5. Huyy says:

    ahhh yay! it’s working noww!

  6. Robc says:

    Thank you!!! Worked perfectly on Vista64.

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