Why no Sleep or Hibernate

December 4, 2014 at 15:43:59
Specs: Windows XP, 3.2 Ghz/1 gig
Win XP will not Standby or Hibernate. Monitor also. I have adjusted the Power Properties many times. Is there a certain order that the Min's must be set to.

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#1
December 4, 2014 at 16:35:22
There's no special order for setting Min's.

Did you exit the settings screen then go back later to see if the settings are retained?

Is this a new XP install because apparently this can happen when you haven't installed your chipset drivers?

Also go to Device Manager and see if any errors are showing, usually yellow exclamation marks.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
December 4, 2014 at 17:42:25
So you've lost (or never had) Standby and/or Hibernate?
http://www.rickrogers.org/standby.htm
First thing: Using both BIOS-based power management and Windows-based power management rarely works. If you are using both, disable one or the other.


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#3
December 5, 2014 at 07:49:39
If it's a desktop, you shouldn't be using those features anyway; they're meant for mobile devices. Just configure your power settings accordingly & be done with it.

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#4
December 5, 2014 at 07:53:33
Yes, I agree with #3. If it's a PC rather than a laptop then in the settings just select "Never" in the appropriate places.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
December 7, 2014 at 19:34:32
In addition to the above, if there is a program running in the background the computer will not hibernate. With a broadband connection there is always traffic on the NIC. If you have real time AV protection or similar running that could explain it.

I use S1 settings in the BIOS with minimal settings. Then set hard drive and USB to never. You can use Windows settings for the display time (monitor).


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