Windows® 7 Hibernation Problem
Get to know more about Windows 7 hibernation issue
Hibernation is one of the best features in Windows 7 which help to save unsaved data, including information about open programs, to a special file called hiberfil.sys. You could see that the system saves all the data even if you remove the battery from the system. When you enable this feature, then the system starts to load from this option and access the data saved in the particular location in the system. By the way, hiberfil.sys is a hidden file, which is always found in the root of the c: drive. To see the file, you might need to adjust your Explorer's settings. If you scan the role of Microsoft's hiberfil.sys, then you could find why Hibernation sometimes is not an option. For example, there might be insufficient disk space on the c: drive to create this huge file.
Following is information about hibernation issues in Windows 7:
- Fails to Start from Hibernation
- Keeps Starting from Hibernation
- Fails to Hibernate
Fails to Start from Hibernation
If the system fails to start from hibernation, then the main reason is outdated drivers in the system. The drivers in the system might be incompatible with the existing system specifications and you need to update the drivers in the system to resolve this issue. You could install the updates from any of the authorized websites. Through this you could resolve the issues related to hibernation in the system.
Keep Starting from Hibernation
This issue is related to many of the system components. The main thing is to check the scheduled tasks option. If any of the scheduled tasks are running in the back ground, then you cannot activate the hibernate option in the system. If any of such tasks are there, then you need to turn them off. If this does not resolve the issue, then check the BIOS settings. The Device Manager in the system also will help you to resolve the issue.
Sometimes the system might fail to hibernate. In this case you need to check whether the hibernate option is available in the system. For this you need to select 'Run' as Administrator in the command prompt. After this type the powercfg command in the command prompt. This will help you to view all the hibernate option in the system. If the system supports the hibernation and still the problem is not solved, then that might be related to the disk clean up utility in the system. If this feature removes the hibernate option from the system, you just need to turn on the hibernate option using the same command.