XP Home SP2, Gigabyte motherboard. The standby option is greyed out when Start, Close down etc. Under Control Panel power options, there is Minimum Power Management which is enabled. No mention of standby. The Bios shows Power management enabled. Anyone know why Standby seems to be not available?
Thanks, but that is the same as Control pabel. Power Options etc. All it tells me is that I have Minimal Power management set, with switch off times for Drive and monitor. It does not offer stanby, which is greyed out when I click Start then close down etc.
found these quotes:- Do you have a pagefile on your system volume at least as large as your installed RAM? Do you have Standby enabled in the Power Options? Certain installed devices will not let you go into hibernation. Included are some USB keyboards and mice.
I once had this because of a PCI device driver that was not XP or 2000 compatible. Apparently XP knows if a PCI driver cannot support standby and then disables the option. Since you say all your drivers are the latest try disabling any add-on pci cards from device manager and reboot. If standby comes back then enable them one by one until you find the culprit. hope they help