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deleteting the hibernation file

When you put your computer into hibernation, everything in computer memory is saved on your hard disk, and your computer is switched off. When you turn the computer back on, all programs and documents that were open when you turned the computer off are restored on the desktop. To put your computer into hibernation, you must have a computer that is set up by the manufacturer to support this option. Using Power Options in Control Panel, you can adjust any power management option that your computer's unique hardware configuration supports. Because these options may vary widely from computer to computer, the options described may differ from what you see. Power Options automatically detects what is available on your computer and shows you only the options that you can control.

To put your computer into hibernation
-You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.
-Open Power Options in Control Panel.
-Click the Hibernate tab, select the Enable hibernate support check box, and then click Apply.
-If the Hibernate tab is unavailable, your computer does not support this feature.
Click the APM tab, click Enable Advanced Power Management support, and then click Apply.
-The APM tab is unavailable on ACPI-compliant computers. ACPI automatically enables Advanced Power Management, which disables the APM tab.
-Click the Power Schemes tab, and then select a time period in System hibernates. Your computer hibernates after it has been idle for the specified amount of time.

When you put computer in hibernation huge amount of storage is used. It is used to store all the stuffs so that it can be as before when we turn on computer again. But another thing we get huge hibernation file is even though hibernation feature is disabled. Window XP still takes all the contents of the RAM and dumps and store it in a file hiberfil.sys and store in hard disk.It means that your hiberfil.sys depends on the amount of RAM you have. So, we can delete this file to free up the space. But Windows won’t allow you to delete the file while your PC is running.

So to delete thif file you should follow the following steps:
-First of all goto Control Panel and open Power Options.
-Select the ‘hibernation’ tab, select the Disable hibernate support check box, and then click Apply.

After performing these step you need to restart the computer. On next restart hiberfil.sys will be deleted automatically.



July 5, 2008 at 12:43 AM

it works!!

thanks buddy

i've free up my 450 MB of harddisk memory.