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how do I re-enable hibernation mode?

I received my desktop mid-summer this year and after a couple of weeks chose to disable the ability of my computer to hibernate. However, I find that there are so many times that I walk out of the house now forgetting to turn off my computer! I want to re-enable hibernation to decrease the wear and tear on my drives and fans.

However, when I go into power options and re-enable the options I think I am supposed to re-enable, it still never hibernates dispite not being used for more than a couple of hrs. I fear that I may have disabled it in the BIOS during the summer. But when I go into BIOS now, I cannot find the setting to turn this back on.

This is the result of adjusting my computer without writing down exactly what I did.


Can anyone help me?



XPS 8300, SNB, i7-2600 (3.4GHz) | SDRAM - 6GB DDR3 1333MHz | Optical drive - 16x DVD-RW | Video - ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 | Monitor - Dell U2311H 23IN FP | HDD - 1TB SATA 2, 7200 RPM |  OS - Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit | Audio - Creative Labs SB X-Fi Titanium PCIe

Latitude E5420, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70 GHz | 8 GB RAM OS - Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit | 

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Re: how do I re-enable hibernation mode?

Hi Aras1,

See if this article helps you troubleshoot your hibernation problems.

If you provide the model of your system, I can check for the BIOS setting.

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