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Re-enable Standby On Winxp Home


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#1 lhamil64

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 03:38 PM

I have a Toshiba satellite laptop running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 and is only like a year old. Standby was working fine until a few months ago. Now all of a sudden standby and hibernate are disabled. There is NO hibernate tab in power options. I have not done anything to my bios, nor have i formatted my hard drive at all. I have read online that drivers can prevent them from working, but i have no idea on how i can find which one. Other people have said i need an updated display driver, but the only display driver for my model is for Vista. I really want standby because my laptop stays on like all day and gets pretty hot after a while.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:13 PM

I would try deleting the hiberfil.sys file and then re-initiating power options (after rebooting the system). That should take care of possible file corruption as the cause of your issues.

http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/Articl...7585/27585.html

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:16 PM

One thing though, one problem is in Power Options, i don't have a hibernate tab. I don't really use hibernate anyway. My main concern is why 'Standby' isn't working.

thanks for the fast reply though.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:27 PM

Here's the MSKB on this, you've may have read it already with what you posted-
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907477
If you never made any changes to your BIOS I would reset it to default or factory settings and see what happens.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:35 PM

Yea i've read that already (not much help :thumbsup:)

To reset my bios do i just go in and go into the exit tab (or somewhere else) and hit Reset to factory or something? ill go in there and browse around.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:38 PM

Not sure how to get to the BIOS for your laptop.
Restart the computer and there should be a screen that comes up with something like setup and what key you need to hit to access it.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:40 PM

I know how to get into the bios, and i probably will be able to find restore to factory settings in there.
i won't do it right now though because i am doing more than one thing on here and i don't feel like restarting.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:46 PM

Well, whenever you fell like restarting post back if it worked or not so other options can be given.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:18 AM

FWIW - frequently the Hibernate/Sleep functions will disappear due to changes to the driver files for your graphics adapter. Reinstalling the graphics adapter driver will usually fix this problem.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 03:23 PM

If i uninstall the display driver, won't the screen not work?
I am thinking though that if i uninstall it and the reinstall it without restarting it wont stop the screen from working.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 03:36 PM

Yor screen will work. Microsoft Standard VGA drivers will kick in.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 03:36 PM

I believe that...uninstalling the driver just forces XP to use a native driver, which will probably limit your resolutions but will not provide a blank screen.

And...XP may already have the driver for your system in its cache, which it will reinstall automatically upon reboot.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:11 PM

I reinstalled the driver, but it didn't work.
I'll try the BIOS thing right now.

Also, now that i did that, my icons are messed up. They are trapped up tword the top of the screen. The bottom near the taskbar for about half a foot of screen space does not allow icons to be placed there (i even tried to manually arange them).

here is a rough picture i quickly made in paint as an example.
http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i276/lha...ick-example.jpg

EDIT: crap! resetting the bios didn't work :thumbsup:

Edited by lhamil64, 20 November 2007 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 20 November 2007 - 05:28 PM

What errrors in Event Viewer?

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:34 PM

i fixed the desktop thing. I got into event viewer but i have no idea where my log is located. You'd think that the program would know already lol.




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