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    Default How to delete hiberfil.sys? (Acer Aspire, XP)

    I have an Acer Aspire 1691WLMi on which there is a gigantic (1.2gb) old hibernation file sitting on C which I can't get rid of. I don't want to use the hibernation feature any more, but this file can't be deleted. The standard answer to this question is to go into Power Options and disable the Hibernate option and next time you start up, it deletes the file. The problem is, though, that Acer's ePowerManagement has supplanted the basic Windows control and there is no apparent means of disabling hibernation. Has anyone else run into this and come up with a solution?

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    Default Re: How to delete hiberfil.sys? (Acer Aspire, XP)

    Try uninstalling Acers ePower Management
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    Default Re: How to delete hiberfil.sys? (Acer Aspire, XP)

    Same as Unreal... the only way i've found to get rid of it and not have it come back is to uninstall ePower Management... After which you have the normal windows power options, and you can disable it.

    Sadly as soon as you re-install ePower again, it turns it back on

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    Default Re: How to delete hiberfil.sys? (Acer Aspire, XP)

    Log in on SAFE MODE or DOS MODE (F8), go to the DOS prompt and delete the file. (del ).

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    Default Re: How to delete hiberfil.sys? (Acer Aspire, XP)

    Didn't work that way on mine, that file could be gotten rid of by going into the Power Options control panel, Hibernate tab and de-selecting "Enable Hibernation" like normal.

    I don't have ePower software though, just the eManager software.
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    Default Re: How to delete hiberfil.sys? (Acer Aspire, XP)

    I thought there was a way for you to designate the size of your hibernation folder?

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    Default Re: How to delete hiberfil.sys? (Acer Aspire, XP)

    As others have said - uninstall acer epower management, use the windows version instead. Make sure hibernation is turned off in power settings and Voila! no more hiberfil.sys.

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    Default Re: How to delete hiberfil.sys? (Acer Aspire, XP)

    It could be an old one not related to your current installation, in whihc case you simply have to change the attributes (disable read only) and delete it.
    If it's a current one, the other repondents have given you the answer!

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    Default Re: How to delete hiberfil.sys? (Acer Aspire, XP)

    Actually you can disable hibernation mode from Control Panel, Power Options.
    but after you installed Acer ePower Management program from Acer.
    You can not open Power Options to close hibernation mode.

    don't worry.

    You can use command line to disable hibernation mode.

    follow my step.

    open command prompt.

    try this command to check file hiberfil.sys

    dir c:\ /a

    if you can see file hiberfil.sys, this mean your system open hibernation mode.

    now you can turn off by typing.

    powercfg /h off

    easy ?

    You can turn this feature on again by typing

    powercfg /h on


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    Default Re: How to delete hiberfil.sys? (Acer Aspire, XP)

    Hi TheTae

    I like people who actually read at least part of the manual

    Looking forward to learn more from you

    Welcome and Cheers

    Drio

 

 
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