On Windows machines, I know that it's possible to remove hiberfil.sys using via the command prompt so that a lot of space can be saved up on smaller drives (my hiberfil.sys is 25 gigabytes for some reason!). On desktop computers, there doesn't seem to be much risk in removing the file altogether. However, on laptops, I imagine things are different.
So if I have completely deleted this file from my Windows machine, what will happen if my battery depletes to the critical level? Will Windows attempt to hibernate even though hiberfil.sys is no longer present? If so, what will happen when it cannot find the file? Or will the machine just completely shut down altogether? I'm just curious.