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Standby Button is Greyed out

Discussion in 'Software' started by Johnd76, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    My brother re-installed his OS (xp pro) now his Standby button is greyed out......Im thinking his graphics card needs updated? am I right in thinking this :biggrin
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Is the O\S fully patched up as well mate?
     
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  3. NightWalker

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    I had a similar thing years ago on an XP machine. The hibernate tab was missing and I think the standby button was greyed out too. Installed new graphics card drivers, as completely unrelated as they may seem, it fixed it. :blink
     
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  4. Johnd76

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    will have to wait till they get their internet up and running then i can see whats what
     
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  5. hbroomhall

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    Standby depends on recognizing the hardware correctly. I'd suggest that he didn't install the motherboard drivers, so XP doesn't know how to do standby.

    Harry.
     
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  6. Johnd76

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  7. r.h.lee

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    Johnd76,

    I'm not hbroomhall but the "...motherboard drivers..." should be on a separate CD that came with the motherboard. Once the Internet is accessible from that computer, you may be able to download the XP drivers from the motherboard manufacturer's website.
     
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  8. craigie

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    This normally occurs in XP when you have not got the correct drivers installed for your Motherboard.

    ACPI (Advanced Configuration & Power Interface) deals with all the nice things that XP can do such as Standy and Hibernate.

    As previous posters mentioned, you need to make sure you have the correct drivers installed and this should solve your problems.
     
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  9. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    Cheers for the help, will get it sorted
     
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  10. Johnd76

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    Looks like you were right.....downloaded the graphics drivers and hey presto, the Standby button is functional again
     
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  11. NightWalker

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    Cool, glad you got it working 8)
     
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