Few things are scarier than a computer that won’t respond. You’ve tried clicking the mouse, pressing the power button, shutting the computer down, and reopening it – and nothing happens. Your Windows 11 computer still can’t wake up from hibernation mode. So how do you solve this problem?
Next, we’ll look at the possible reasons why your Windows 11 computer won’t wake up from hibernation mode. Then, we will present four quick ways to troubleshoot your computer. First things first!
What causes the “Windows 11 can’t wake up from hibernation mode” issue on Windows 11?
A problem that is often noticed is the power-saving plan settings. It is usually recommended to manually adjust the power plan settings to suit your needs, but if your system has an automatic power plan installed, scheduling your computer’s sleep and wake-up times can be arbitrary.
Of course, it is possible that your operating system has an outdated version and needs to be updated urgently. Windows 11 is a relatively recent version, so bug fixes, patches, and updates have been and are somewhat more frequent than usual. Although your system should manually check for updates and notify you, it is always a good idea to manually check for pending updates.
It could just as easily be a host of other problems, but there is no way to pinpoint them. It just depends on the problems with your computer. Regardless, a solution should be found.
How do I resolve the “Windows 11 can’t wake up from hibernation” error on Windows PC?
- Open the device manager.
- Find the mouse and keyboard.
- Right-click on them and select Update drivers.
- Select Automatically check for drivers.
- Wait and follow the on-screen instructions to continue.
Launch the power troubleshooter
- Press Windows + I to open settings.
- Select your system.
- Click Troubleshooting > Other Troubleshooting Utilities.
- Find Power > select it > click Run.
- Follow the instructions.
Change mouse properties
- Press Windows + R to open “Run”.
- Type devmgmt.MSC and press Enter.
- Find and expand Mice and other pointing devices.
- Right-click and select Properties.
- Switch to the Power Management tab.
- Select the Allow this device to wake up your computer check box.
- Click OK.
Disable Quick Startup
- Press Windows + S.
- Type Control Panel and press Enter.
- Go to System and Security > Power Options.
- In the left pane, select Select Power Button Actions.
- Click Change settings that are not currently available.
- Uncheck Enable Quick Start (recommended).
- Click Save changes.
Change power plan settings
- Press Windows + R.
- Type powercfg.CPL and click OK.
- Find the power plan you are using and click Change Power Plan Settings.
- Click Change advanced power settings.
- Extend sleep mode.
- Disable Allow Hybrid Sleep and enable Allow Wake Timer.
- Expand USB settings and enable the USB Selective Suspend option.
- Click Apply and OK.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sometimes your computer won't wake up from hibernation because your keyboard or mouse won't allow it. Here's how to use your keyboard and mouse to wake up your computer Press the Windows logo key and R on your keyboard at the same time, then type Devmgmt. MSC in the box and press Enter.
To bring your computer or monitor out of hibernation mode, move your mouse or press any key on your keyboard. If this does not work, press the power switch to wake the computer. NOTE: The monitors will come out of hibernation mode as soon as they detect a video signal from the computer.
Perhaps your operating system is running on an outdated version and requires an urgent update. Windows 11 is a relatively recent version, so bug fixes, patches, and updates have been and are somewhat more frequent than usual.