Hibernate Button in Vista

  prince midas 10:49 31 Jan 2009

I seem to be getting a bigger hibernate file every week.It is now up to 3gig which seems a waste of space as I do a full image restore every week.Which means my image files are including a 3G hibernate file.
I can see no advantage in the Hibernate command, but if I do remove it, can I put it back at a later date and how easy is it to do this.Finally will my computor boot up as quick as before with hibernate not being there.Reason I say this is because I read somewhere that Hibernate saves settings to reduce startup time,is this worth keeping it for, or is it pie in the sky.

  MAJ 11:49 31 Jan 2009

The Hibernate file (hiberfil.sys) will be the same size as the amount of physical memory you have installed. It's one of the first things I get rid of as I have 3GB of RAM and so would have a 3GB hiberfil.sys file. To turn it off, go to Start > Run, type in:


and click OK. Then into the Command window, type:

powercfg -h off

and press the Return key and reboot your computer. You can turn it on again by opening a Command window and using the command:

powercfg -h on

press the Return Key and reboot.

  prince midas 14:49 31 Jan 2009

Thanks Maj did as you said and removed it no problem thanks again.

  crosstrainer 14:54 31 Jan 2009

It's really not worth keeping anyway, as hibernate won't work on quite a few motherboards.

And it helps save the planet by switching off properly :))

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