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Windows 7 refuses to let my computer hibernate!

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Last response: in Windows 7
March 27, 2013 9:36:03 PM

I did some searching first and tried some suggested fixes and they don't seem to work. I could use some more guidance from you experts:

My computer does not offer hibernate as an option for me to perform. It will sleep just fine, but I can't seem to find a way to make it hibernate. Upon searching the internet I have tried the following fixes with no luck:
-Changing advanced power settings under Window's power plans. Power options says hibernate is turned "on."
-Using the command prompt in administrator mode and entering "powercfg.exe /hibernate on"
-Checking the registry under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power" and under Hibernate the value is "1" which should mean enabled.
-Downloading and running Microsoft's "Fix it for me." (Yeah, I didn't really expect it to work either...)

It's my understanding that some graphics cards do not allow this option. I tried searching my graphics card and hibernate, but no luck. It's got recent drivers form Nvidia, I don't see why they wouldn't let me do it.

Anyone have any suggestions? I'm really confused about the whole thing :heink: 

Thanks in Advance

Computer Specs:
PSU: Corsair 620HX
HDDs: 2x7200 RPM Seagate
Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V LK Mobo
RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance @1600
CPU: Intel i5-3570K
Optical: ASUS DRW-24B1ST (DVD-RW Drive)
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DG
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo with 1x120mm Fan
-PC was built in September of 2012, so I would think that the modern drivers these days would be configured to work with Window's hibernate.

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a b $ Windows 7
March 28, 2013 7:32:59 AM

Hibernate, sleep, standby, etc...just causes problems.
When the computer wakes, there is all kinds of issues.
This does not happen on all computers, but some are incompatible.
I would not be surprised if the asus were incompatible. I would not try to update the asus bios either.

You can try adjusting these settings, BUT it's usually better to just leave all the hibernate, sleep, standby turned OFF.
(this bug has existed since the dawn of the dinosaurs)
Click Start, Click Control Panel,
Look at the top of the window, in the path bar you see “control panel >”
Click on “>” (in the path bar) now click on “all control panel options.”
(This will open up all the hidden controls available)
Click Power Options
click on the arrow to “show other plans”
Check the Box that says "high performance"
Click (in high performance) "change plan settings"
Turn off display: set to NEVER
Put the computer to sleep: set to NEVER
Click: Change advanced plan settings
Scroll down the list: Click on the + signs to expand the choices for each item on the list.
Require a password on wake up: set to NO
Hard disk: turn off the hard disk: set to NEVER
Wireless adapter settings:
Sleep: set to NEVER
Allow Hybrid sleep: set to NEVER
Hibernate after: set to NEVER
Allow wake timers: set to disable
USB settings:
USB selective suspend setting: set to NEVER
Power Buttons and lid:
Power button action: Setting: set to shut down
Sleep Button Action: set to: do nothing
PCI Express:
Link State Power Management, Setting: OFF
Processor Power Management: Minimum state (set to) 7%

System Cooling Policy: setting: Active
Maximum State (set to) 100%
Turn off display after: setting: NEVER (turning off display automatically can cause freezing also)
Turn off the monitor power manually, when you want it off. Don’t use the auto monitor turn off.
Multimedia Settings:
When Sharing Media: Setting: Prevent idling to sleep
When Playing Video: Setting: Optimize Video
Click OK

Open the bios set up and make sure "cool and quiet" is OFF. (AMD)
If there is a power saver or a "quiet mode" in the bios, shut it off...
There may be a performance setting in the bios setup you have...make sure it's cranked up to max.
in the bios, see that the allocation for video, if available, is maxed.

Now open the hardware manager profiles...
click start
click computer
click system properties
click device manager
double click on mice and other pointing devices
right click on HID compliant mouse
left click on properties
click on the power management tab
UN-check the box that says: "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power." (there is now NO check mark in this box)
click OK

Now repeat this procedure for all mice, monitors, keyboards, and ALL USB ports on the device manager list.

You must open ALL the devices one at a time, as above, and turn off the power saver, for each device.

NOW turn all the security back ON. NOW open your security antivirus. Make sure the antivirus is set to "gaming mode." Or "multimedia mode."
This prevents the security updating from interrupting your game / multimedia priority.
IF the security does not have "gaming mode" or "multimedia mode" get different security.
IF you are using "free" security downloaded from the internet, get rid of it NOW.
Use ONLY professional all in one security. DO NOT load multiple mismatched security programs, which conflict with each other.
DO NOT load free tools into your system such as: "driver sweeper" or any of that "free" goofy stuff.

March 28, 2013 7:42:20 AM

soundguruman said:

IF you are using "free" security downloaded from the internet, get rid of it NOW.
Use ONLY professional all in one security.

What a load of nonsense