IBM Thinkpad Hibernation File
Posted on 2002-06-02
Recently purchased a refurbished IBM Thinkpad 600E laptop that has just been terrific in terms of meeting my needs and for the price I paid for it.
I do have one question about a message I receive during the boot-up cycle which appears just before the desktop is refreshed on the screen. The message reads:
Hiberation file cannot be created on the external hard disk (secondary hard disk) or the hard disk with the disk compression system.
This message appears for a considerable period (30 secs.), during which no key combination will seemingly truncate the message and allow the completion of the boot-up cycle. After some period of time the message disappears and then computer desktop appears and the computer functions normally.
Can anyone weigh in on what this message is all about and how can it be deleted? Something in the Thinkpad configuration menu possibly? Not terribly familiar with these Thinkpads and no manual, other than a .pdf manual accompanied the machine. I've found no reference to this type of problem/message, although I know the system can be "put to sleep" using the FN-F4 key combination. Any insights?
North Augusta, SC