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How Do I Take My HP Laptop Out of Hibernation Mode?

Updated March 23, 2017

Hibernation on a HP (Hewlett Packard) laptop is a feature that enables you to conserve battery power. When you enable this feature, your computer powers down when you are not using it. In hibernate mode, the current state of the operating system is saved to the hard disk so that you do not loose vital information. Getting out of hibernation mode is simple. If you are no longer interested in using the hibernation feature, you can also disable it.

Press any key on your keyboard to get your computer out of hibernation mode. In some laptops, you have to press the power button to get out of hibernation. If prompted, type your administrator password to logon to Windows XP.

Disable hibernation if you no longer want to use the feature. To do so, click the Windows "Start" button and click the "Control Panel."

Double-click "Power Options" and click the "Hibernate" tab. Uncheck the "Enable Hibernation" box to disable hibernation. Click "OK" to save the changes.

Press any key on your keyboard to get your computer out of hibernation mode. In some laptops, you have to press the power button to get out of hibernation. If prompted, type your administrator password to logon to Windows Vista or 7.

Click the Windows "Start" menu and click in the "Start Search" box. Type "cmd" (Without quotes). Right-click "Command Prompt" in the search results list. Click "Run as administrator. When you are prompted by User Account Control, click "Continue."

Type "powercfg.exe /hibernate off" (Without quotes) in the command prompt and press "Enter." Type "Exit" (Without quotes) and press "Enter" to close the command prompt.

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Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.