Laptop running WinXP Media Center edition no longer hibernates, but goes into standby instead...



I use hibernate on my laptop all the time. Shuts down fast, resumes
fast. Same thing on my moms laptop, nearly the same model A Dell
Inspiron 6000. I showed her how to use hibernate and for the last year
up until the last few weeks hibernate works as intended. But not
anymore. When she shuts the lid, it goes into standby mode. Even if we
check the power settings it shows standby as the default lid close
action to take. We set it to hibernate, apply, shut lid, but it goes
to standby again. We have to reboot the PC, then set to hibernate and
it works 1 time only. If we try to hibernate a second time in the same
session it goes to standby again. I have verified that she has plenty
of free space to store the hibernation, but I am baffled why this
keeps reverting back.

PA Bear

One or more options/settings in an ever-growing number of third-party
applications may be disallowing the change(s) from "sticking". These include
but are not limited to Ad-aware's Ad-Watch, Spybot Tea Timer,
SpywareBlaster, SpySweeper, Spyware Doctor, Norton AntiVirus, McAfee
VirusScan and/or Antispyware, and Zone Alarm (Free and Pro).

Here's something else about NAV that you may not be aware of:


As far as I know and remember, I have her on the free version of AVG
from Grisoft, Adaware for spyware scans (havent heard of adwatch) and
Windows Defender. Im going to check through Adaware settings later
tonight. I have never remembered seeing anything that talked about
power usage in any of these programs.

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