Hibernate Feature in Windows® Vista®
Are you curious to know about hibernate feature in Windows Vista based system?
Hibernation is a feature which helps to save the unsaved data, including information about open programs to a special file called hiberfil.sys. This helps to keep the data in the system safe, even if you remove the battery from the system. When you enable this feature, then the system starts to load from this option and accesses the data saved in the particular location. Hiberfil.sys is a hidden file, which is always found in the root of the C: drive. To see the file, you may need to adjust your Explorer's settings. If you scan the role of hiberfil.sys, then you could find why Hibernation sometimes is not an option. For example, there may be insufficient disk space on the C: drive to create this huge file.
Following are some of the problems that may come up with hibernate feature in Windows Vista based system:
- Fails to start from hibernation
- Fails to hibernate
- Keeps starting from hibernation
Fails to start from hibernation
If Windows Vista system fails to start from hibernation, then the main reason is the outdated drivers in the system. The drivers in the system may be incompatible with the existing system specifications and you need to update the drivers in the system to resolve the issue. You can install the updates from any of the authorized websites.
Fails to hibernate
Sometimes, the system may fail to hibernate. In this case, you need to check whether the hibernate option is available in the system. For this, you need to open 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 causing problems, then you need to use the Disk Cleanup utility in the system. This will solve the problem in Windows Vista system.
This issue can be related to the malfunctioning of system components. The main thing that you need to check is the scheduled tasks option. If any of the scheduled tasks are running in the background, 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.