How to boot to a previous hibernation (W2K, XP)
Posted on 2003-10-27
My original problem was, that my game crashed while saving (it is a very popular soccer management game, and the savegame is over 240MB). Of course the save file became corrupted and i have to throw it away (I played the game for more than a year, so I was a bit disappointed...)
Before the crash, my XP was in a hibernate state. So I thought, that if I find a way to boot the computer using the same hibernation file, I could get back my game running, thus I could save it again, hoping it would not crash again.
I hibernated the system again, then booted another XP on another hard disk, changed the freshly created hiberfil.sys to the one, which was created before the crash, modified the file dates, and started the originial XP. Unfortunatelly it was booting normally, not resuming from hibernation.
So, my questions are
1. How Windows decides that it has to use the hiberfil.sys?
2. How can I change the hiberfil.sys?
Thanks in advance