Hibernation in old laptops with XP

  SparkyJack 17:08 PM 16 Jan 13

2 geriatric laptops have come my way 1st a Toshiba Portage with 1st version of XP 2nd a Time with XP Home

Ni ether will allow 'hibernate' Have looked at power on control panel as suggested by the help file but spotted nothing to help there

Can this be rectified?


  northumbria61 17:12 PM 16 Jan 13

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  northumbria61 17:13 PM 16 Jan 13

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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:19 PM 16 Jan 13

Perhaps it needs enabling in the BIOS before you can set it up under XP

  Ian in Northampton 18:48 PM 16 Jan 13

From memory, this capability only became available with SP2?

  SparkyJack 09:16 AM 17 Jan 13

Thank yu al. Ihave noticed that neither of the machines starts with POST or give the Delete option to BIOS both boot straight to Windows--Fruit Bat

The Toshiba i SP3 enabled- will have to check the Time -it is not with me at the moment-Ian

Looking through the links but so far see nothing the applies- Northumbria 1

The Toshiba power panel does npt show any indiction of enabling Hibernate and the Win Help file implies it is not enabled. I am beginning to wonder if this a hardware issue[the processor] fpr portables. Certain manuacturers do 'customze' Windoze in certain machines. Thanks again- will come back if the issue is resolved.

  SparkyJack 11:02 AM 17 Jan 13

Thank you Jockle

I have checke4d this on the machine in question and the power managememt panel does not hsave the option- however the Acer I am usng to do this on does have hibernate and further nore the panel comes up as Acer power managment. So it seems each version of Windows XP must be customized for portables.

Indeed when working on desktops, when a Windows install or re install is carried out i have found it never quite installs exactly as previously there is always some subtle differences Thank you I will have to put up with what is presented on each machineh.


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