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Hi,

A while ago I had the option to hibernate the computer. Nowadays, this option disappeared. In fact, even the standby option (when click the turn off button) is greyed out.
I have tried the "powercfg -h on" switch and no success. I'm also missing the hibernation tab in Power options. I have tried to uninstall various software (nero,zonealarm, norton antivirus, nokia pc suite etc.) but to no avail.
No drivers issues (no yellow or red signs).

Windows XP, SP3 with updated drivers.
Gigabyte 965P-DS3 (rev. 2)
4 gb RAM
Sapphire ATI HD4850
Intel Ham modem (which I also tried to remove, but still no success)
TV card (I can't remember the brand, but which I also removed - but no effect).

Is there any software/script I can use to detect what's causing this error? Do you have any suggestions/tips?

Thanks,
 

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Hi, this should help you
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_standby.htm

Also access the BIOS by pressing f1, f10, f12 or del, one of them should work and check that all power settings are enabled.

I may be wrong but I believe when your pc gets old because programs and alot of data are stored hibernate is removed because it cannot hold all the settings.
 

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Hi, you can also try going to powercfg.cpl again, then make a new power scheme, then click on hibernate button and make it is turned on.
Open cmd and type this
powercfg /hibernate on
that actually works on Vista but you could give it a shot.

I did find somewhere that if click start then shutdown, then hold the shift key, do you notice the standby changing to hibernate.
 
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