WINDOWS Hibernate + standby problem

  novis 16:20 25 Mar 06
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My computer will neither hibernate nor go on standby - it just hangs with a notice that it is preparing to standby and then never does. I have to unplug it to shut it down.

How can I restore this function?

I have a Sony Vaio 512mb/80gb and run Windows XP Pro.

I am not technically minded so simple language
would facilitate comprehension.

Thanks.

  polish 18:54 25 Mar 06

not sure what the problem is it could be a few things but it might be worth doing a search at microsoft.com they might have the answers for you

  Stuartli 18:59 25 Mar 06

Have you checked the configuration from Start>Control Panel>Power Options?

  novis 19:06 25 Mar 06

There is an error message in Power Options informing me that the UPS service is currently stopped. I don't know what this means or if it is relevant. Everything else seems normal - but I wouldnt know. When the Windows software was first installed everything worked ok.

  Lettervanman 21:23 25 Mar 06

Do you have a powered hub? Sometimes but not every time my pc will hang at this point,but switching off the hub allows it to continue and hibernate.

  Hertz Van Rentyl 22:06 25 Mar 06

After you click on the Start/Turn off computer, if you press shift this changes the standby button to hibernate on a system without the "Hibernate" button, wondered if it might help with your problem.

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