Standby acts like Hibernate


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I have a Dell 8250 desktop PC, have had it for over 4 years. Today I wanted
to configure and use Standby mode, haven't been using Standby or Hibernate
for a number of years. When I clicked Start, Turn Off Computer, Stand By,
the computer said it was Preparing to enter Stand By and after a few seconds
it POWERED OFF. If I move the mouse, click a mouse button or press keys on
the keyboard, nothing happens. If I press the Power On button for the PC, it
loads up right where it was when I clicked on the Stand By button. In other
words it acts just like Hibernation mode. I read a number of Knowledge base
articles and verified that the "Enable Hibernation" check box is unchecked.
Any ideas on why its hibernating and not going into standby?
 
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Guest

This happens by some updates possible video driver. But, even if hibernate is
disabled, standby is selectable on some systems: never, hibernate, and
standby check your display power sleep swicth setting.
 
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Guest

Larry, thatnks for the feedback. I recently replaced my original Geforce 4
MX with a Geforce 7600 GT video card. However the Standby and Hybernate
modes were not working before I changed out the video card. I also have an
Maxtor One-touch external USB drive. Oh, and by the way, whenever I play a
DVD movie on my PC the sound stutters (that's the best I can describe it),
but if I play a movie from a download feed it plays just fine. Could these
two things be related? Oh, my Display Power Sleep Switch Settings are...

Power schemes tab
Power schemes is Home/Office Desk
Settings for Home/Office Desk power scheme
Turn off monitor: Never
Turn off hard disks: Never
System standby: After 5 hours
System hibernates: After 6 hours

Advanced tab
Options (nothing selected)
Power Buttons
When I press the power button on my computer: Shut down
When I press the sleep button on my computer: Ask me what to do (I don't
have a sleep button)


Hibernate tab
Enable hibernation (checked)
Disk space for hibernation
Free disk space: 44,489 MB
Disk space required to hibernate: 1,535 MB

UPS tab
Status
Current power source: AC power
Details
Manufacturer: American Power Conversion
Model: Basic signaling to any APC UPS

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Oh, and by the way, even
though hibernations is enabled, the power off dialog box still has only the
Standby, Turn Off, Reboot, options.
 

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