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Does Hibernating Cause Hard Drive Clutter?


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#1 david28

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 12:40 AM

Hey everyone,

I was just wondering if Hibernating can cause harm to the computer or causes files to be cluttered in the hard drive. I am asking this because I Hibernate my PC a lot. Thankyou! :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 02:33 AM

No, hibernation saves data to memory so when you restart your PC it is exactly the way you left it. For hibernation to work if you have e.g. 512 of ram you have to 512 of free disk space.
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Posted 12 January 2008 - 03:03 AM

Ok thanks Monty007. I just wanted to check because it is a feature I use a lot. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 09:09 AM

Hibernation saves the current memory onto your hard drive in a file called hiberfil.sys. After repeated use this file will sometimes become corrupted and Windows won't boot - but in that case Windows should ask you if you want to delete the restoration data. Answering Yes will delete the contents of the hiberfil.sys file and will allow Windows to boot normally (and anything that was saved in the hibefil.sys file will be lost).
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Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:59 AM

...and some of us don't use hibernation and delete the hiberfil.sys file since it can be fairly sizeable (and useless to some).

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=delete+hiberfil.sys

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:03 AM

I haven't used hibernation or standby since it started messing with my network connection on my LAN. Hibernation will save the old IP address when you turn off - the the DHCP in the router will give it away to the next system that's turned on. Then, when I booted back up there'd be an IP conflict (and errors in Event Viewer relating to the Master Browser service).

So I gave up on it and assigned myself an IP outside of the DHCP range and now all is well.
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Posted 12 January 2008 - 04:17 PM

Well I do have quite a lot of space on my hard drive. It is a total of 80GB and we only use about 15Gb leaving us with about 65Gb., so that file won't really cause many problems with taking up space. Thank you for all of your replys! :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 07:01 PM

I like to use standby, but since I installed Norton Internet Security '08, something keeps it awake all the time.




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