Solved Window's XP Standby Mode is inactive - Why?

January 19, 2011 at 23:09:53
Specs: Windows XP

Why is my desktop PC Window's XP 'Standby Mode' inactive and faded out? Should I do a system restore point under System Tools on the Start Menu first, <before> doing a Windows XP Repair from CD? Because my PC has been slowing down quite a bit, taking a long time to open applications, and my Window's XP 'Standby Mode' is faded out and unclickable, could there be a system file that is corrupted for Standby Mode that needs to be repaired from the Window's XP Home installation disk? Thanks.

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January 19, 2011 at 23:41:12
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Here is some info you to check.

Standby & Hibernate Issues in Windows XP

Enable advanced power management
1. Restart the computer, and press F1 to enter the BIOS Setup Utility. Use the arrow keys to navigate. Go to either Advanced or Power, depending on which BIOS is installed, and locate the Power Management setting.
2. Set Power Management to Enabled. Press F10, and then press ENTER to exit and save the changes. The computer restarts.
3. Allow Windows to open. On your screen, locate and click the Start button. From the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
4. In Control Panel, double-click the Add New Hardware icon.
5. In the Add New Hardware Wizard dialog box, click Next.
6. Let Windows search for the new hardware. Click Next twice.
7. Detection starts.
8. Advanced Power Management Support is detected. Click Finish.
9. When detection is finished, click Details to verify that Advanced Power Management Support has been added.

Slowness, make sure you are not in PIO mode.

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January 20, 2011 at 00:02:34
Thank you John! I will give this a try. :)

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January 20, 2011 at 05:07:35
If you're asking about a desktop machine, you shouldn't be using standby or hibernate. Those are power saving features meant for laptops & other mobile devices.

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