Hibernate does not work anymore in Microsoft Vista

It’s been a while since I blogged last, and even longer since I cleaned and free up some disk space on my laptop. While moving and deleting data last week, I used disk cleanup utility. I cleared couple of GBs using this utility, including Hibernation File Cleaner. Obviously, I had no idea what this would do to my laptops’ power settings and realized it after a few days that my laptop doesn’t hibernate any more and goes to sleep.

After quite sometime trying to fix this, I stumbled across the following knowledge base article on Microsoft Support site: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929658

The fix is really simple; all you need to do is log in as Administrator and run the following command:-

powercfg /hibernate on

You’ll now be able to hibernate again. I’m going to do just that right now! 🙂