Monday, April 5, 2010


HIBERFIL.SYS is a file the system creates when the computer goes into hibernation mode. Windows uses the file when it is turned back on. If you don't need hibernation mode and want to delete the file you need to turn the hibernation option off before Windows will allow you to delete the file. The procedure for turning hibernation off differs markedly between Windows XP and Vista. The file size depends largely on the size of active RAM in the computer as the contents of the file are basically a RAM image.

Windows XP
Procedure for Windows XP. This procedure makes use of the graphical user interface.
Start | Control Panel | Power Options
Go to the Hibernate Tab.
Uncheck the Enable Hibernation box if you don't need the hibernation function.
The file should now be able to be deleted.

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