How to get back the missing Hibernate option in the power options menu on Windows 10/7 computers

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When it comes to power management on Windows computers, the hibernate mode is one of the best power management techniques, which will completely turn off your computer but in a different way. Through hibernate, all the contents within your primary memory or RAM will be stored in the hard drive or the root partition, and after that, it will not consume any power at all, as it is, when you turn off your computer. Though, depending upon whether you have Wake on LAN or other functions enabled, it might consume a minuscule amount of power, which can be ignored. But hibernate mode is not enabled by default, as it will always reserve a part of your hard drive or SSD so that it can utilise it when you are actually hibernating your computer.

As you all know, you can enable hibernate for your Windows computer by going to the ‘Power Options’, however sometimes it can automatically be disabled, and you might not find the option to enable Hibernate even in the Power Options menu. If you Hibernate your computer almost every single day and avoid turning off the computer completely, this can be real trouble if the option to Hibernate your computer sublimes suddenly. So, today I will talk about, how you can get back Hibernate in the Power Options so that you can eventually enable it, and again start hibernating your computer when you actually need to do that.

So, without any for the delay, let’s find out how you can enable Hibernate if you cannot find it in the Power Options menu on your Windows computer.

Getting back Hibernate option on WIndows 10/7

Step 1: If you cannot find the Hibernate option in the power options menu, the Power Options window will look somewhat similar to this.

Hibernate option in the power options menu

Step 2: Now open a command prompt with administrator privileges, by typing ‘Win + R’, and then by typing ‘cmd’. Instead of hitting the enter key, use the key combination ‘Ctrl + Shift + Enter’ To open Command Prompt with administrator privileges.

Run command prompt to get hibernate button back on Windows 10

Step 3: Command to enable hibernate option on Window: Now, type in the following command and hit the enter key in the command prompt window.

powercfg /hibernate on
Command to enable hibernate option

Step 4: Now you should find the Hibernate option in the power options menu on Windows 10 or any other version of Windows.

Step 5: But just in case you can’t find it, you can type in the following command, and after the execution of this command, the Hibernate option should definitely be available in front of you in the Power Options menu.

powercfg /h /type full
Hibernate back in power options 40

Step 6: Now, go to the Power Options menu, and you can find the Hibernate option available to be enabled by you. After you enable the Hibernate option in the Power Options menu, you can hibernate your computer from the start menu, exactly the same way you used to do earlier.

Hibernate back in power options from Windows control panel

If you change some of the most important settings on your Windows computer, or it receives some updates, the Hibernate option might go missing from the Power Options menu, without any reason. 

So, that was all about how you can enable the Hibernate option missing in the power options menu. Do you have anything else to say? Feel free to comment on the same below. 

Sarbasish Basu
From B.Tech (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation Engineer to Photography and Writing blogs; he ultimately has answers to everything. Oh, and he's also quite good in rapidly building a relationship and set up the trust; his articles are proof of that...


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