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Question re Standby

By Michelle2
Aug 29, 2006
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  1. Hello to all

    Has anyone any ideas why on XPPRO the standby option disappeared along with hibernate, but on installing the latest graphic card drivers - the options reappeared?

    Thank you
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,338   +49

    check power settings

    In settings/control panel/power options there are ways and means of setting hibernation and standby. In any PC these may be over-ridden by lack of hardware capabilities (that is, your PC must have appropriate capability in the motherboard, hard drives, monitor....and video driver.

    I'm only guessing here, but I suppose something was not right to cause the standby option to disappear, and now is available again due to new video driver software.

    Probably Windows checks every boot-time that the hardware is responding as it should, which is one of the reasons Windows takes such a long time to start. If your hardware becomes faulty, or loose in a socket, then these checks would fail, so the standby settings change automatically.
  3. Michelle2

    Michelle2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    That makes sense! I just couldnt get my head around why.

    Thank you for the info
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