Missing Option in "Power Options Properties"

  bjh 14:33 14 Feb 08

Just a small detail, but I'm stumped.

Just restored an Acronis backup to one computer and the Power Options Properties "advanced" tab has lost one of the two power button options. It still has "When I press the power button on my computer" and that drop down box, but the other "When I press the sleep button on my computer" has vanished!!!

It was there before the restore (and restoring the old'un brings it back, so it can't(?) be a BIOS setting or hardware change!

Anyway, I used to be able to set hibernate on that option, and thus use the keyboard sleep button for quick hibernate. Can't now. Any ideas?

It is just sooo demanding to click on "Start... Turn off".. Well, really, it's the frustration of not knowing why it has vanished! I will live if there's no solution, but I shall also lose some more hair!

  bjh 14:46 14 Feb 08

Oh, I should add that the "Hibernate" tab does have enable hibernate.

  bjh 14:55 14 Feb 08

Well, I guess the button needs to be pressed to be recognised by the software...

On pressing it, the system enters sleep. Wake up, it's still missing from the options. However, do a restart, and the option reappears...


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