Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Stand By option greyed out

by re3do0 / January 21, 2010 1:12 AM PST

I recently rebooted my Inspiron 300m and am currently running Windows XP SP3. Whenever I select the "Turn Off Computer" option, the button for Stand By is grey, so i cannot click on it. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this? Perhaps I am missing a driver...

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Stand By option greyed out
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Stand By option greyed out
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Stand By Option greyed
by srfpala / April 24, 2011 10:30 AM PDT

Did you ever resolve this issue ?

Collapse -
Try Reinstalling The Motherboard/Chipset Driver And...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 25, 2011 6:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Stand By Option greyed

...the graphics drivers for your particular computer. (Check the "Device Manager" will frequently show yellow exclamation marks in both these areas.) Such drivers should be available at the computer manufacturer's website or the device manufacturer's website. They usually allows the "Power Management Options" to correctly display the "Standby" button.. Unfortunately, you've not told us anything about the make and model of your computer, so that's about the only advice possible at this time.

Hope this helps.


Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

CNET Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for great gifts under $100?

Trendy tech gifts don't require a hefty price tag. Choose from these CNET-recommended useful and high-quality gadgets.