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System standby or hibernating feature

To save electricity I would like to be able to use a system standby or hibernating feature . Is there such a thing on my Acer Aspire T180 PC?

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That should be on all Windows Computers.

Control Panel -> Power Options.

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Won't go into sleep mode

Which operating system ?

Sleep mode on a Windows 7 PC saves power without you having to turn your computer off and without losing any work.

This option cuts the power to your monitor, powers down the hard drive and pauses all functions until you awaken the computer from hibernation.

Whether you have a laptop, desktop or workstation, putting your computer into sleep mode will lower your electric bill and save money!

Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your desktop. In the lower right corner of the Start menu, next to the "Shut Down" button, is a button labeled with a small, right-pointing arrow. Mouse over the arrow.

The Shut Down menu appears.

Point at "Sleep" and click on this option.

Your Windows 7 computer goes into sleep mode.

Wake your computer from sleep mode by jiggling the mouse.

There may be a delay of a few seconds before your hardware powers on.

All of your open programs are still open and your work is intact, just as you left it before the computer entered sleep mode.

Configure your Windows 7 PC to go into sleep mode automatically when it is not used for a certain amount of time.

Click "Start" and select "Control Panel." Click "System and Security."

Click "Power Options."

A menu opens.

Click on "Choose when the computer sleeps" and select the number of minutes of inactivity. You can also set a separate time interval to put your monitor into sleep mode.

If you set both to 10 minutes, then your PC and monitor will automatically go into sleep mode after 10 minutes of inactivity

Your Computer in sleep mode

First, save all of your work. Information in computer memory is not saved while your computer is on standby.

From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel, then Power Management.

Click Standby Beside When I Push the Power Button.

Push the Power button.

Automatically Putting Your Computer on Standby

Save all work before leaving your computer.

From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.

Double-click Power Management.

Set the times that you want your system to go on standby, to shut off the monitor and to shut off the hard disks.

Click OK. Your computer will go on standby according to the schedule you have entered.

Putting Your Computer in Hibernation

From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.

Double-click Power Settings.

Click on the Advanced tab.

At the When I Push the Power Button On My Computer screen, click Hibernate.

Click the Power button.

Hope this helps.

Nov 25, 2012 | Dell Factory Refurbished 4700-HH79N81...

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Have you tried or are able to use system restore to go back to a earlier date before this issue?

May 28, 2012 | HP PC Desktops

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I have no idea what is causing this problem, but i don't seem to be able to use standby mode or hibernate mode on my emachines system. I can choose the option to put the system into standby or hibernate...

Start your machine and enter bios setup by pressing the DEL key at the Emachine logo, but before windows startup. Find the option to restore factory defaults and then exit or escape and select save changes. After restarting and windows starts, if this is something recent, you might fix this if the bios reste doesn't work, byt doing a restore to an earlier system checkpoint. Also check your power settings. Right click on your desktop away from any icons and ct properties in WINXP or personalize in Vista. Click the button labled Power under the screensaver tab. Check the power standby settings and set them according to your preferences. Hopefully these will correct the problem. If so, please don't forget to provide a rating. Anything less than four thumbs up is negative towards an overall rating by the way and means your problem was not resolved, but rate this (or not) accordingly. Good luck!

Jan 15, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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5100c wont power up and green LED next to power supply is blinking.

Hold the power button in for 10 seconds on the tower, then push it back- it sounds like your system is locked into standby/hibernation- holding the button forces a full shutdown. If that does not work, write down your express service code. If the system is still in warranty, you may need to contact Dell technical support to have your system troubleshot for No Post. If not, utilize to troubleshoot the No Post situation- often, the system will tell you which component failed, which saves you money as far as repair costs go!

Nov 04, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5100C (D51CL1) PC Desktop

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Started blinking on off after standby. Restarted cpu it worked fine di the same thing after standby again now it lashes on/off even when the cpu is off

1 •Click on the Windows Start menu and go to Control Panel.
•Step 2
Click the "Power Options" choice located inside Windows Control Panel. The choices are listed in alphabetical order. A photo example of this
button is located within this article.
•Step 3
Power Options Properties Dialog Box in Microsoft WindowsClick on the first drop down box, which displays "portable" or "desktop" types of
power scheme choices. Select the one that best suits your computer use even if it is not a desktop or laptop. Doing this will not adversely affect
your computer.
•Step 4
Turn off monitor time options example menuClick on the "Turn Off Monitor" options and select your desired time limit from the drop down box.
You can feel free to select "never" for this choice and any of the others. One column displays "Running on Batteries" while the other displays
"plugged in options." Your selections can be different for each. Make your choices according to your use and preferences of your own
computer. A photo example is shown within this article.
•Step 5
Turn off Hard disks exampleClick the "Turn off Hard Disks" choice if you would like to change the timing of that.
•Step 6
System Standby choicesClick on "System Standby" and make any changes to the time limits as needed. This is optional. It may be best to select
"never" or at least a few hours for this choice.
•Step 7
System HibernateClick "System Hibernates" if you wish to have your computer hibernate (or "sleep") after a certain length of time. This again is
entirely optional and not required. When you are finished, click "OK" to save all of your choices. This is very important.

Jun 11, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Pc goes to stanby

Way 1.
check the Power options in Control Panel by default the 1. Turn off Monitor : After 20Mins. 2. Turn off Hard disks : Never 3. System standby: Never 4. System hibernates : Never
Way 2. May be your system CPU over hight , it may go standby / restart.
feel free to contact me @ Rgds, manju

Feb 09, 2010 | Dell Optiplex 755 Desktop Desktop Computer...

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Standby grayed out

OK, try going to Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance, then Power Options (if the Control Panel layout is by categories). Go through the tabs until you find an Enable Hibernation check box, then check the box and click OK. This should make both Standby and Hibernate work (to use Hibernate, mouse over Standby while holding down either Shift key), if it does not then your system does not support the Hibernate function. Good luck to you!

Nov 27, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex SX270 PC Desktop

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Acer won't go on standby

To put the system in to hibernation from run menu:-

1]Make sure that the system is hibernation enabled. To confirm that, Click the Start button, go to Run menu and type in Powercfg.cpl and click OK. In the Power Options Propertiesclick Hibernate tab and make sure that Enable hibernation option is checked. Click OK/Apply.

2]Now Click the Start button, go to Run menu and type in %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState and click OK.

To put the system in to Stand by :-

1]Make sure that the system is hibernation disabled. To confirm that, Click the Start button, go to Run menu and type in Powercfg.cpl and click OK. In the Power Options Propertiesclick Hibernate tab and make sure that Enable hibernation option is unchecked. Click OK/Apply.

2]Now Click the Start button, go to Run menu and type in %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState and click OK.

if you unning with XP you can try to solve here:

Dec 24, 2008 | Acer Aspire T135 PC Desktop

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My acer computer will turn on but wont come out of hibination mode

Some laptops have issues with Windows XPs hibernation mode. To get the computer back up again you should just hold the power button down until it shuts off completely. Some laptops won’t shut off even if you do this. When this happens you have to take the battery out to get it to turn off. Make sure it is not plugged into the wall when you do this otherwise it wont work.

Once you get the computer back running again you may want to disable hibernation if it seems like its going to keep happening. Go to Start, Settings Control Panel or Start, Control Panel and go to the Power Options icon. Change the hibernation section to never. You may want to try standby as an alternative. Standby saves all your running applications and documents into RAM while hibernate saves them to the hard drive. Hibernate uses less power from your battery, but it will take you considerably longer to get the computer back up. If you always plug the computer in then you may want to disable standby and hibernate since you really dint need them while plugged in.

Let me know if this works.

Aug 16, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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The standby light [when the three shut down icons appear] isn't working nor does it switch to the standby mode,is there a fault with my LCD monitor or is there another reason.

Standby needs to be set up.
  1. Start
  2. Settings
  3. control panel
  4. Power Options
  5. Power Schemes, system standby, system hibernate

Mar 05, 2008 | PC Desktops

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