WINDOWS Hibernate + standby problem

  novis 16:20 25 Mar 2006

My computer will neither hibernate nor go on standby - it just hangs with a notice that it is preparing to standby and then never does. I have to unplug it to shut it down.

How can I restore this function?

I have a Sony Vaio 512mb/80gb and run Windows XP Pro.

I am not technically minded so simple language
would facilitate comprehension.


  polish 18:54 25 Mar 2006

not sure what the problem is it could be a few things but it might be worth doing a search at they might have the answers for you

  Stuartli 18:59 25 Mar 2006

Have you checked the configuration from Start>Control Panel>Power Options?

  novis 19:06 25 Mar 2006

There is an error message in Power Options informing me that the UPS service is currently stopped. I don't know what this means or if it is relevant. Everything else seems normal - but I wouldnt know. When the Windows software was first installed everything worked ok.

  Lettervanman 21:23 25 Mar 2006

Do you have a powered hub? Sometimes but not every time my pc will hang at this point,but switching off the hub allows it to continue and hibernate.

  Hertz Van Rentyl 22:06 25 Mar 2006

After you click on the Start/Turn off computer, if you press shift this changes the standby button to hibernate on a system without the "Hibernate" button, wondered if it might help with your problem.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review

No need to scan sketches into your computer with Moleskine's new smart pen

HomePod review

Streaming : Netflix ou Amazon Prime Video ?