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How do I enable hibernation on my Windows Vista-based computer?
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When you want to enable hibernation on your Windows Vista-based computer, you may experience one or more of the following problems:
Note If the computer does not support the hibernation feature, you cannot enable the feature. To determine whether your computer supports the hibernation feature, see the "More information" section.
To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.
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Note In order to enable the hibernation file, you must have at least as much free space on your system drive as there is physical memory in the computer. If you do not have adequate free space available, you will get the following error when you run this Fix it Solution:
This "Fix it" does not apply to your system.
Note this wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or a CD so that you can run it on the computer that has the problem.
To check whether this resolved the problem, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
This problem occurs for one of the following reasons:
To resolve this issue, use the PowerCfg tool to enable the hibernation feature. To do this, follow these steps.
Note If the computer does not support the hibernation feature, you cannot enable the feature. For information about how to use the PowerCfg tool to determine whether the computer supports the hibernation feature, see the "More Information" section.
You can also use the PowerCfg tool to determine whether the computer supports the hibernation feature. To do this, follow these steps:
The sleep states that are listed as available and as not available vary, depending on the computer's hardware.
The following sleep states are available on this system: Standby ( S1 S3 ) Hibernate Hybrid Sleep The following sleep states are not available on this system: Standby (S2) The system firmware does not support this standby state.
Note If the computer does not support the hibernation feature, you cannot enable the feature.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928897/ )I used the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows Vista, and now the hybrid sleep feature and the hibernation feature are unavailable
Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support
For help with power consumption and battery life problems in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft Web page:
Fix problems in which power consumption is more than expected or the battery life is short
Article ID: 929658 - Last Review: September 23, 2011 - Revision: 6.0