Missing "hibernate" from Shutdown settings (of power options)

Sam of Simple Samples 5,506 Reputation points

I have seen Shut down, sleep, or hibernate your PC - Microsoft Support and other relevant articles.

For me, I do not have the option (checkbox) for hibernate.


I have also seen win10 How to enable hibernation on dell PC when "powercfg.exe /hibernate on" does not work - Microsoft Q&A. I do not have hibernate in the plan settings as described there. I have a desktop computer and hibernate did work for it originally. What else can I try?

I cannot find something describing how to get it when it is not there.

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  1. Sam of Simple Samples 5,506 Reputation points

    I finally found something suggesting to use powercfg /a and then I got an error that led me to windows - I have a weird powercfg /a response and no Hibernate anywhere-Surface Pro 3 - Super User.

    Evidently the hibernation file was the problem. The command:


    fixed the problem.

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