Hopefully this will shed some light on it :
The hibernation feature requires the file ''C:\SAVE2DSK.BIN'' to be present
in the root directory. Deleting this file prevents the notebook from
Compaq includes a Hibernation Utility on Presario notebooks that can be set
to optimize the size of C:\SAVE2DSK.BIN based on the amount of memory
installed. However, because the above-mentioned Compaq Presario notebooks
are preconfigured to accommodate the largest possible memory configuration,
it should not be necessary to run the Hibernation Utility. If a customer
has deleted the ''C:\SAVE2DSK.BIN'' file, the Hibernation Utility as
described below can be used to restore it. Also, if the Hibernation Utility
has been run on one of the affected notebooks to decrease the size of
C:\SAVE2DSK.BIN, the utility must be run again when more memory is added.
''Your computer's hibernation feature has been set up to accommodate the
maximum DRAM memory configuration. If you have less memory installed, you
can recover hard drive space by using this hibernation utility.
This utility optimizes the size of the hibernation file to match the amount
of DRAM memory you have installed. If you add more DRAM memory to your
computer after running PHDISK.EXE, rerun PHDISK.EXE or your computer will
not hibernate properly.
NOTE: The hibernation utility, PHDISK.EXE, is located in C:\HIBERNAT.
To see what size your hibernation file is and how big your hibernation file
needs to be for the amount of memory in your system, follow the steps below:
1. From the Windows desktop click on the START button, then SHUT DOWN,
THEN RESTART THE COMPUTER IN MS-DOS MODE, then YES.
2. At the ''C:\WINDOWS'' prompt, type: C:\HIBERNAT\PHDISK, then press
3. When you are done reading the first screen, press ENTER to see the
second screen and return to the DOS prompt.
To resize your hibernation file to match the amount of DRAM in your system,
follow the steps below:
1. Run C:\HIBERNAT\PHDISK /D /f to delete the current file.
2. Rerun C:\HIBERNAT\PHDISK /C /f to create a new file.
NOTE: The program automatically sizes the hibernation file and will
automatically restart Windows when you are finished.''
This should explain it fairly clearly . If you need any more info on it .
You can mail me direct .
Alan Smith .
From: Miles [SMTP:kcolfer at iol.ie]
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 1999 11:22 PM
To: Linux Usergroup; Ireland On-Line Usergroup
Subject: [ILUG] compaq laptop space prob
I was just loking through the hard drive of my Compaq Presario
this evening and I came across a file called save2dsk.bin, which I
bit curious about, seeing as it was about 189Mb in size. As I only
200Mb or so left on my windows partition, I'd sort of like to be
get rid of this file. Does anyone know what this file is for,
the pretty obvious hint given by the filename, and what would happen
I deleted it?
Miles (Kieran Colfer)
kcolfer at iol.iekieranc at bigfoot.comhttp://ireland.iol.ie/~kcolfer
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