How to Stop My Laptop From Hibernating


To save battery power, your laptop enters a state of hibernation which minimizes power consumption and prevents many activities from taking place, such as downloads or scheduled virus scans. Hibernation mode may be enabled when plugged into a wall outlet or running on battery power. To stop your laptop from hibernating, you have to disable this feature from the power settings of your laptop.

  • Click the "Start" button.

  • Type "power options" in the search field.

  • Click "Power Options" in the search results.

  • Click "Change plan settings" on whatever plan is currently selected. You can tell which plan is selected by the dotted circle on the left of the listed plan.

  • Click "Change advanced power settings."

  • Click the plus sign next to "Sleep" and then "Hibernate after" in the Advanced settings tab.

  • Click "On battery" and enter "0."

  • Click "Plugged in" and enter "0."

  • Repeat for "Sleep after" located immediately above the previously selected option. Sleep mode is similar to hibernate, but allows much quicker resuming. If you wish to keep sleep mode enabled, omit this step.

  • Click "OK" to save your new settings.

  • Click "Cancel" to close the "Power Options" window. When adjusting the advanced settings, you do not need to click "Save changes," which will be grayed out, unless you made changes directly in the "Power Options" window.

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