No Standby Option on Laptop
June 5, 2005 1:38 AM   Subscribe

I've just reformatted and reinstalled Windows XP (SP2) on a laptop. When I go to turn it off, the "standby" button is greyed out and not an option I can click on. What's going on, and how do I get my laptop to standby mode?

I've played with the powersaver settings in Ctrl Panel, and have set the setting to "Laptop" mode. (thanks in advance.)
posted by ruwan to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
 
Go into device manager and make sure the 'computer' entry says ACPI compliant pc.
posted by kenchie at 1:47 AM on June 5, 2005


More info here
posted by kenchie at 1:59 AM on June 5, 2005


And, you might have to download power management drivers from the hardware maker.
posted by Good Brain at 12:03 PM on June 5, 2005


Installing the MoBo driver package will usually clear this up, as well, as they include power management drivers.
posted by rabble at 12:25 PM on June 5, 2005


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