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 www.bootdisk.com
     
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  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.
     
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    If none of that works, try the BIOS flash, if there is an update avalible.

    JJB6486
     
  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