Windows 7 refuses to let my computer hibernate!

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
GPU: ASUS ENGTX550 TI DC/DI/1GD5
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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  1. 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%
    Display
    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 APPLY
    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.
  2. 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
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