standby mode

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by saophn, Dec 31, 2001.

  1. saophn

    saophn Guest

    i cant get standby mode option in winxp...
    i used to do it win98 though.....
    can anyone please help..?

    Also how do i make a bootdisk in winxp.....??
    i wanna make a bootdisk so i can flash my bios, which might help my previous problem..

    please help me

    thank you (in advance)
  2. pc_tek

    pc_tek Guest

    if it isnt going into standby it is probably giving you an error. I have the same problem, it tells me my video card drivers need updated. whats yours telling you?

    as far as a boot disk, really no need for one, the xp disk is bootoable. if you need one to update bios, just use a 9x/ME boot disk, it will be much faster (only 1 disk vs. 6 for XP). if you dont have a 9x boot disk download one at
  3. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
  4. saophn

    saophn Guest

    still need help.....

    hey guys
    first of all
    i dont have a standby mode option at all....
    its not there on the shut down menu
    all i have is hibernate,shut down & reset...

    and when APM is enabled it just reboots....
    but when i disable it
    it actually shuts down but it doesn't power down...

    and i just wanna make sure that an win98/Me boot disk will work for winxp.....
    cause i really think updating my bios is the only option left here.

    thanks for all the help d00ds.
  5. pc_tek

    pc_tek Guest

    i guess i would have to ask the simple question.... are you sure that a bios flash will fix it??? Just remember anytime you flash your bios, chances are good of making a "paper weight" even if your an experienced person doing it.
  6. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    If none of that works, try the BIOS flash, if there is an update avalible.

  7. yank2451

    yank2451 Guest

    No Standby After updating drivers

    I did a clean install of Windows XP Professional, after which I was easily able to put the computer in standby. However, after installing updates for my hardware, and much software, my computer no longer enters standby. I can hear, at least one, if not both my hard drives turn off, but the screen remains on with the preparing to standby status message up. Any ideas?

    System Specs:
    HP Pavilion 9860c, modified:
    *New Sound Card: Sound Blaster Live Mp3+ 5.1 Dolby Digital
    *New Video Card: All In Wonder Rage Pro 128 32 mb AGP 2x/4x,
    running at 2x
    Original Mobo: Asus P2vBt (HP Special), with VIA Apollo Pro Chipset (I believe)
    Intel Pentium III 650 mhz
    384 MB Ram (1 128 100 mhz, 1 256 133 mhz)
    HP Ethernet Card
    Lucent Wildwire DSL/V.90 56 k Modem
    Samsung 8x/4x/32x CD Writer
    Pioneer 8x DVD
    Maxtor 40 GB 7200 RPM ATA 100
    Maxtor 60 GB 5400 RPM ATA 100