hi there have you looked at power options in control panel ? are they greyed out or missing ?? have you put the bios settings back to the way they where does your friend have administrator rights on there pc
post back and well take it from there
ps to see hibernate on the shutdown menu hold the shift key down hibernate must be turned on for this to work
My friends Dell Dimension 500MHZ with XP Pro will not shut down automatically. It will time out for the screen saver, but no options are available for Standy, Hibernate etc. I fiddled with the BIOS and still nothing. Does this Dell support auto shutdown??
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