|If you have just installed or re-installed Windows from scratch, you must load the main chipset drivers for your mboard in order for Windows to be informed about how the ACPI features of your mboard are supported, including Standby and Hibernate.|
XP doesn't have the drivers built in for most things that first came out after XP was first released, circa 2001, and it doesn't have some of the drivers built in for things made before that.
Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.
Hibernate is not enabled by default in XP.
Go to Control Panel - Classic View - Power Options.
Click on the Hibernate tab and enable it, click on OK at the bottom of the window. .