...but personally, stand by/hibernate is useless. I either leave it on or turn it off. If I leave it on, I shut the monitor off.
Good Luck, Tom
I have four Computers here, all running XP Pro.
On three of them, clicking on "Start/Turn off computer" gives three options in the shutdown screen:
The fourth Computer also has three options, only they are:
(2) Turn Off
I realize on the computers with the Standby option, holding down the shift key will allow you to select Hibernate instead of Standby.
What really has me baffled, is the Computer that has ONLY the Hibernate button as one of the three options.
Furthermore, I've checked everything in power options, ACPI, APM etc...(Including the BIOS), and everything seems to be enabled and working properly.
Also, the "Standby" option is not available in the advanced Power Options (Power Schemes),where you can select various actions and time periods for Standby, Hibernate etc to take effect.
Is it even possible that a Computer can have support for Hibernate and NOT for Standby?????
This seems unlikely in so much as Hibernate is the more "advanced feature" considering it saves everything from memory to your hard disk so all your settings start back up the way they were left.
The ONLY thing I can think of at all is that the Computer with no Standby option has the oldest Motherboard....Yet, still has advanced power management capabilities enabled and the Hibernate option.....Any theories???
I'm totally stumped. All my searches turn up people complaining about the exact OPPOSITE problem. (Usually because they are unaware that holding the Shift Key down will give them their Hibernate option from the Standby Button).
Figure this one out and you get the "Super Tech of the Year" award.
One last thing...Just for the heck of it, I unchecked "Enable Hibernation" on the suspect computer...The result was a DIMMED standby button instead of a WORKING Hibernate Button!
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.