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

Discussion in 'Acer' started by J2R, May 19, 2006.

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  1. J2R

    J2R Newbie

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    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?
     
  2. Unreal

    Unreal Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Try uninstalling Acers ePower Management
     
  3. JeffK95Z

    JeffK95Z Notebook Enthusiast

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    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 :(
     
  4. NKND200

    NKND200 Notebook Enthusiast

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

    MikeRo Notebook Enthusiast

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    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.
     
  6. jujube

    jujube Notebook Deity

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

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    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.
     
  8. Drio

    Drio Notebook Geek

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    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!
     
  9. TheTae

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    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

    :)
     
  10. Drio

    Drio Notebook Geek

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    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
     
  11. Talon_Sr

    Talon_Sr Notebook Geek

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    Yep, worked like a charm. Hiberfil.sys is gone. Now, when I reboot, will it be reformed? I haven't uninstalled ePower Management. Thanks, TheTae
     
  12. s4e8

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    after disable hibernate support, create a hidden directory named hiberfil.sys.
    powercfg /h off
    mkdir c:\hiberfil.sys
    attrib +h +s c:\hiberfil.sys
     
  13. Nowonmai

    Nowonmai Newbie

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    I did all of this, but everytime I reboot, it turns itself back on.
     
  14. Crackedsrq

    Crackedsrq Notebook Enthusiast

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    all you have to do it right click on C: click on Disk Cleanup and choose to remove the hibernate file...if you hibernate your system it will come there again, else won't.
     
  15. obc

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    Hi,

    I googled nearly the whole web, and today I found the answer myself.
    it works this way:

    run the command box by klicking "run as..." and typing cmd
    then you get a black window.

    there, type powercfg /h off
    with this command you shut down the hibernation-functionality und the hiberfil.sys is going to be deleted.
    then, open your root directory on the system drive, e.g. C:\ and create an empty txt-file, which has to be renamed to hiberfil.sys

    then, again in the command box, go to the path of your root directory (use "cd.." without the quotation marks and hit enter. repeat this until only "C:\>" is left)
    there you type: "attrib +R +S +H hiberfil.sys" (without the marks)
    and now the hiberfil.sys cannot be modified by the system itself.

    For me it runs perfectly. I have 2 gB ram, and i think it was useless given away memory.
    now, my hiberfil.sys ist at least 0 bytes large. And I have reowned the 2 gB of memory ;)

    obc :)
     
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