JEAN SIMARD asked on March 10, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
How To Reduce Hiberfil.sys File Size
» I would like to reduce my hiberfil.sys from the default 75% to 50%. I am following the instructions offered in this document from Microsoft: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463229. I'm logged in as administrator and run an elevated command prompt and I see C:\Windows\system32> I type powercfg -H -50 or powercfg -H 50. I receive Hibernation state must be on or off. I tried setting UAC to zero. In this case I get hibernate is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. What part am I missing?
Normally located at C:hiberfil.sys, its size can vary from 250MB to over 2GB. You try to delete the file - it's not a good idea to delete files you don't understand - but Windows won't oblige anyway. That's why you are here. Windows XP has a feature that is not very well documented and it will be totally new to users of older systems such as Windows 95 or 98. This feature introduced to most users for the first time in XP is called Windows hibernation. Instead of shutting down and restarting your computer, Windows takes a snapshot of everything running on your system, copies it to the hard drive and then turns off most of your hardware. To wake up from hibernation you normally move the mouse or hit the spacebar on the keyboard.
The blue screen Hiberfil.sys or Hiberfil.sys address error will be familiar to anyone who has used the Windows OS for any length of time. It causes immediate loss of data and can become a persistent problem for Windows OS users.
The error is usually caused by a corrupt or invalid registry entry. The registry is the part of the hard drive that determines how programs are run on the PC, and where their information is stored. Entries in the registry can be corrupted by viruses/Trojan(TrojanDownloader:Win32/Beebone) and other malware, therefore, you need to run an antvirus scan and remove the virus. And then restore the performance of your system to normal by a profession fixer.
One of the best utilities available for dealing with blue screen errors and other problems concerning the .sys files is DLL Suite, although it can complete several other functions. This is in fact a one-stop-shop for sorting out all your PC issues and restoring it to its former pristine condition and optimal performance.
ROSE SMITH replied on March 16, 2013
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