Windows 10: Sleep and Hibernate Ignored

Discus and support Sleep and Hibernate Ignored in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Starting about a week ago my Win 10 system doesn't sleep or hibernate as I request. Although it appears to be OK when I click on "Sleep" or "Hibernate"... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by PaulLinton2, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Sleep and Hibernate Ignored

    Starting about a week ago my Win 10 system doesn't sleep or hibernate as I request. Although it appears to be OK when I click on "Sleep" or "Hibernate" when I leave the office, when I return a few hours later it only resumes with a restart. In the past they both worked fine, but now I essentially reboot my machine every time I let it idle for more than a 30 minutes.

    Any thoughts? (I did reset all the power options to "default" but no luck)

    PaulLinton2, Aug 12, 2019
  2. Louie Del Win User

    Sleep,hibernate, and shutdown


    Usually, Sleep and Hibernate features are used to save power when using a computer. However, hibernate may not be available for all PCs as it was designed for laptops. Regarding your concern, since you’re trying to turn
    off or disable these features, you may follow the step below:

    • To turn off Sleep:

      Go to Settings > System > Power & sleep. Then, select
      Never from the drop-down list under the Sleep section.

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    • To disable Hibernate:
    • Type Command Prompt in the Search box from
    • Right-click on it, then select Run as administrator.
    • In the Command Prompt window, type powercfg.exe /hibernate off and press
      Enter. Close the window.

    We’re just here if you need further help.
    Louie Del, Aug 12, 2019
  3. Yo_Wattup Win User
    sleep or hibernate

    I think you have sleep and hibernate confused... sleep just puts the computer in a low power state, making resuming the session faster... hibernate shuts down the whole computer and basically just saves whats in RAM to the hdd and loads it on next startup. IIRC...
    Yo_Wattup, Aug 12, 2019
  4. Sleep and Hibernate Ignored

    Hibernation and Sleep not working on my WIndows 10 PC after latest update


    There are many possible reasons for this hibernation and sleep not working issue. The most common causes are
    corrupted Power settings or outdated display drivers. In order for us to efficiently assist you with your concern regarding the issue of waking up from sleep/hibernation, we just have a few questions for you:

    • Have you made any recent changes to your computer prior to the issue?
    • Did you get any error messages upon waking up your computer from hibernation/sleep?
    • Have you also tried performing the power troubleshooter?
    If you still haven't, we suggest trying the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + W and type Troubleshooting.
    • Select Troubleshooting and click on System and Security.
    • Click on Power and follow the onscreen steps.

    Delete the current power plan and create it again.

    We're looking forward to your reply.
    Michelle Vil, Aug 12, 2019

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