No Hibernation


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rn5a

I have been working on Win2K Pro but of late, started working on WinXP
Pro.

When I click the 'Shut Down' button from the 'Start' menu in Win2K, the
drop-down menu in the popp-ed up dialog use to give me 'Hibernate' as
one of the options other than 'Shut Down', 'Restart', 'Log Off' etc. I
can vividly recollect that I had manually enabled hibernation in Win2K
but strangely WinXP doesn't give me the option of hibernating my PC.

I opened up 'Control Panel' & then opened 'Power Options'. Having not
found any option to enable hibernation, I had a look in the WinXP help
manual. The manual says that if the hibernate tab is not available in
the 'Power Options' dialog, it means your computer does not support
this feature.

If that's indeed the case, then how could I enable hibernation in
Win2K? What are the factors on which hibernation depends? What changes
are needed for WinXP to support hibernation?
 
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Poprivet

I have been working on Win2K Pro but of late, started working on WinXP
Pro.

When I click the 'Shut Down' button from the 'Start' menu in Win2K,
the drop-down menu in the popp-ed up dialog use to give me
'Hibernate' as one of the options other than 'Shut Down', 'Restart',
'Log Off' etc. I can vividly recollect that I had manually enabled
hibernation in Win2K but strangely WinXP doesn't give me the option
of hibernating my PC.

I opened up 'Control Panel' & then opened 'Power Options'. Having not
found any option to enable hibernation, I had a look in the WinXP help
manual. The manual says that if the hibernate tab is not available in
the 'Power Options' dialog, it means your computer does not support
this feature.

If that's indeed the case, then how could I enable hibernation in
Win2K? What are the factors on which hibernation depends? What changes
are needed for WinXP to support hibernation?

Look again; it should be ther ein power options.
 
R

rn5a

No, my dear friend, I had a look at it again & again & again &
again.....but it shows only 3 tabs - Power Schemes, Advanced & UPS.

Any other ideas/suggestions??

Thanks :)
 
R

R. McCarty

Check Device Manager, Computer category. See if the PC driver is
defined as "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface...." At XP
install time the BIOS is responsible for telling XP if it can use a HAL
(Hardware Abstraction Layer) that employs ACPI. Some BIOS'es
must be configured to use or enable ACPI functions. If your PC is
defined as a "Standard PC" then it's using the older APM power mode.
 
R

rn5a

McCarty, when I expand 'Computer' in 'Device Manager', there's only one
child node - ACPI Uniprocessor PC. There's nothing like 'Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface...'.

Does that mean that WinXP hasn't been configured to enable hibernation?
If yes, is there any way by which I can enable hibernation now?
 
R

R. McCarty

ACPI Uniprocessor PC is an Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface HAL. ( Which is correct ).

You may want to update your Video driver package. Also is this XP
a Desktop or a Notebook PC ?
 
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rononthecoast

I have been working on Win2K Pro but of late, started working on WinXP
Pro.

When I click the 'Shut Down' button from the 'Start' menu in Win2K, the
drop-down menu in the popp-ed up dialog use to give me 'Hibernate' as
one of the options other than 'Shut Down', 'Restart', 'Log Off' etc. I
can vividly recollect that I had manually enabled hibernation in Win2K
but strangely WinXP doesn't give me the option of hibernating my PC.

I opened up 'Control Panel' & then opened 'Power Options'. Having not
found any option to enable hibernation, I had a look in the WinXP help
manual. The manual says that if the hibernate tab is not available in
the 'Power Options' dialog, it means your computer does not support
this feature.

If that's indeed the case, then how could I enable hibernation in
Win2K? What are the factors on which hibernation depends? What changes
are needed for WinXP to support hibernation?


Do you have the standby option on your shutdown menu?? If so, press
your shift button and the Standby should toggle to Hibernate, release
shift and it switches back.
 

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