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Standby mode is not working..

My problem is the stand by mode in my laptop. I tried many times to usethe stand by mode when my computer is not in use. Before it was workingand i didn't experience any problem. This only happened a couple ofmonths ago. When i clicked the standby mode button, the ''preparing tostand by'' appears in the window. And I waited for how many hoursexpecting it may work but it didn't. The ''preparing to stand by isalways there. So i have no choice but to press the power button in mcomputer so it will turn off, and i will start again. It really bothersme because every time my laptop is not plug after a few minutes''preparing to standby'' appears..
Hope you can help me with this problem. I really wanted my standby mode to work. So please help me.. Thank you guys..

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  • Jeanette Mercado
    Jeanette Mercado Dec 13, 2008

    i tried it in that way but still not working..

  • shiralon Jan 26, 2009

    i have a thinkpad T43, which i just reformatted. i am running it with windows XP. Everything is more or less fine except that there is no longer an option to standby/hibernate. It used to go into hibernate when I would close the laptop lid, now nothing happens, and seems like even screen is still working. In Power Options the option of standby/hybernate doesn't even appear, and also in the "turn of computer" win, the standby option is disabled...
    Do I need to install some other driver? Any ideas?
    Thank you all!
    Shir


  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    there is no longer an option to standby/hibernate. It used to go into hibernate when I would close the laptop lid, now nothing happens, and seems like even screen is still working. In Power Options the option of standby/hybernate doesn't even appear, and also in the "turn of computer" win, the standby option is disabled...
    Do I need to install some other driver?????

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Check Control Panel -> Power Options -> Hibernate
The "Enable hibernation" will be greyed out and you cannot turn
it on if you do not have free disk space greater than the
"Disk space required to hibernate". You will need to free up some
disk space probably equal to the amount of ram in your system.

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Goto control panel and double click on "power options" under that aplet is the settings for standby and also hibernate.

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