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Missing hibernate and stanby option

by spnutball405 / August 5, 2007 10:39 AM PDT

I just reformatted my laptop with WIndows XP Pro and now when I close the lid of the laptop it just stays on and doesn't go into standby mode. I went to the power options to try to change it but I don't even have the option to change it. It only has "do nothing" for "when I close the lid" Also, the standby is grayed out when I click start and then shut down. Am I missing a driver for this option or is it something else? Thanks.

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Yup it's drivers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2007 11:25 AM PDT

Microsoft doesn't supply them. Look for the driver cd that came with the laptop.

OR you had XP Home and installed XP Pro. That's easier to fix. Install the maker's os then slip in the XP Pro CD and upgrade the OS.


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Happen to know which driver?
by spnutball405 / August 5, 2007 11:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Yup it's drivers.

I had Media Center Edition that came with the laptop. Reformatted with original disk and it didn't boot up at all. SO original OS boot disk has errors I think. I installed drivers, not all though. Not sure which one would be correct because half way through reinstalling drivers, it caused extreme lag and I had to reformat again as system didn't respond afterwards.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2007 12:36 PM PDT

Here's why. This is the model number supplied -> "laptop."

If you want others to help you find a driver, you may want to heed the words in red.


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by spnutball405 / August 5, 2007 12:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

Thanks. I installed the driver. But now I have hibernate and stanby feature grayed out. And still no other choice in the power options.

The laptop model number is Toshiba A105-S4114.

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Next time the model line name too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2007 12:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

After too much looking I see they don't have the drivers for download to fix this issue.

Time to call and ask for a restore CD.


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by spnutball405 / August 5, 2007 1:03 PM PDT

The restore CD, I have the original that came with the laptop, but it doesn't have it probably. So I should call Microsoft then? I'm going to be calling Toshiba tomorrow to try to get a new restore CD since their CD seems faulty.


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