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My PC cannot enable sleep/hibernation mode because of VGA Save driver. I think understand that this is a backup driver to provide video, how do I circumvent it? I have (or at least had,) Nvidia GeForce drivers. I am in process of finding out exactly which model and trying to locate a download. I have been all over Microsoft support sites for three days and am getting nowhere. I am still running Vista Home Premium (I know, I know). Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I may have deleted a hibernation file during a disk cleanup, so it would be helpful to know more about reinstalling that, too.

  • 1. Your question could use some work. How about telling us what happens when you attempt to enable hibernation. Also tell us what video card is installed and tell us what a VGA save driver is. I've never heard of that. 2. If you are able to enable hibernation, Windows will create a new hiberfil.sys file. You don't create it manually. The hyberfil.sys file is created upon enabling hibernation and is deleted upon disabling hibernation. – joeqwerty Jun 11 '14 at 22:40
  • run this tool hwinfo.com/download.php and look which GPU you use and update the driver. – magicandre1981 Jun 12 '14 at 4:21
  • I don't really know what vgaSave driver is. When I look at my shutdown options on my start menu, Sleep is there, but it is greyed out and not "clickable." All I can do is shut down my computer or leave it on all the time. When I power on, I get a Found New Hardware box that tells me it needs to "install driver software for your Video Controller (VGA Compatible)", with options to locate and install, ask again later, or don't show message. I choose to locate and install, but it does nothing. I have tried this maybe 10 times. – Brian K Jun 12 '14 at 4:50
  • I have Nvidia drivers, it's an HP G60-120 laptop, if that helps. – Brian K Jun 12 '14 at 4:57
  • run the tool that I linked and look which GPU you have in detail. Now go to nvidia.com and get the latest driver. – magicandre1981 Jun 12 '14 at 14:26

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