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Old 09-09-2003, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default hiberfil.sys registry tweak needed


My laptop is running Win2KPro. A while ago, after some application installation (don't recall which) I lost the option to hibernate. It's not in the power options, and not to be found anywhere.
Since I hardly used this option anyway I did not cry over it and did not reinstall the OS, but how can I delete the hiberfil.sys to free up the diskspace it occupies?

Back then I found a tip on the net that showed how to change a key in the registry to disable the creation of the file, but I have lost the instructions, and the file is back again.

Can someone help me get rid of this file please?


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Old 09-11-2003, 03:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Thanks, but this is not what I need

Thanks MicroBell,

But as I wrote, there is no option to enable / disable the hibernation.
It is a known problem (as I read in the MS knowledge base) that some applications / drivers make some change to the OS that somehow causes the OS to forget about the hibernation option, and it is no longer available.
I can leave with no being able to hibernate (at least until I get a chance to reinstall the Laptop), but if I don't have the option, I would like to regain the precious disk space...

But thanks for the reply anyway.

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