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Can't remove hibernation


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#1 jingato

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 12:52 PM

Hi. I have vista ultimate x64 installed on an 80GB Intel SSD. I wanted to remove hibernation to save disk space cause it's taking up 6 GB of space. I tried disk cleanup and it successfully removes the hibernation file giving me back my disk space, but once I restart the computer the disk space is gone again and hibernation is enables again. I also tried using the command powercfg -H off. It does the same exact thing. Does anybody know how I can perminetly get rid of hibernation? I dont use it any way.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 01:15 PM

This seems to be the only answer that I've found to disable hibernation: http://vistasupport.mvps.org/disable_hibernation.htm
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Posted 20 December 2008 - 04:16 PM

Yeah, I can't seem to find much either. I tried all of those methods. They all disable hibernation and gives me my disk space back, but once i restart hibernation in enables again and the disk space is gone again.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 04:20 PM

I'm just ******* in the wind here, but have you tried creating a shortcut with the powercfg -H off path, and then causing it to load on startup? I dunno if it'll prevent the creation of the file (I suspect that it happens earlier in the boot process), but it's worth a shot.
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Posted 20 December 2008 - 04:46 PM

I just tried this on my home system (my Vista VM won't enable hibernation in the first place) - and the hiberfil.sys file was not recreated on rebooting.

I'd have to suspect something that's starting is enabling it against your wishes. Try stopping your startup program and see if that helps out. Here's a free program for that: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspx
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Posted 21 December 2008 - 12:26 AM

Ok, I decided to create a .bat file to turn off hibernation each time the computer starts. Alls it has in it is powercfg -H off. If I double click it it disables hibernation. I added a shortcut to it in my startup folder. Now, when I restart my computer I can see the little dos window open and close real quick so I now it gets run. Then I check my system and hibernation is still enabled!. Then I click the shortcut and check again and it is disabled. SO I am assuming that the .bat file is running and disabling hibernation and then after that something else is running and enabling it. I'm at a loss of what to do. Is there a way to make sure that the .bat file gets run last? Whats the best way to find out what is actually enabling hibernation?

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 11:14 AM

Try making a shortcut rather than a .bat file and see if that helps. Otherwise you'll have to selectively disable startups in order to figure out who's doing this to you. I'd suspect either video driver stuff, tweaking stuff, or a program that relies on saved states of your system as a part of it's routines.
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Posted 22 December 2008 - 01:40 AM

SOLVED!!!

OK, So I went through everything starting up and I narrowed it down to the task scheduler service. I figured out that the task scheduler runs a bunch of tasks at set times, like startup. So I sifted through them and finally found the task that was causing the problem. I have the Asus P6T OC Palm editions. It has an external device with a screen that allows you to monitor things like temperatures and voltage. It also allows you to change bios setting from within windows for on the fly overclocking. It turns out the application that lets you update the gadgets on the external device was causing the problem. Every time you start the application it re-enables hibernation. The exact description of the task "Asus OC Palm Gadget Manager MFC Application"

Thanks usama for helping me solve this headache!

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 04:51 PM

Darned 3rd party software! :huh:
I'm glad that you sorted it out, thanks for letting us know!
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