Cannot Delete hiberfil.sys With Hibernate Disabled

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Mike, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Hi all,

    I've disabled hybrid sleep and set all the sleep settings I can find to
    "never", but I still cannot delete hiberfil.sys. If I boot into another OS,
    I can (of course) delete the file, but it comes back at next boot (using up
    a gig of HD space).

    Anyone solved this or know of a global disable hibernation setting??

    Mike, Jun 18, 2006
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  2. From knowledge base:

    This is how to disable the hibernation feature of Beta 2, as the setting
    isn't in the power settings. Being enabled, you end up with a large
    hiberfil.sys on your root drive.


    1. Hit the Windows Key and "R" at the same time to bring up the Run prompt.

    2. Type CMD to bring up a command prompt.

    3. type "powercfg -h off" without the quotes.

    4. Close the command prompt windows to finish the process.
    Dustin Harper, Jun 18, 2006
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  3. Mike

    Mike Guest


    Thanks for the info!


    Mike, Jun 18, 2006
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