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    Making PC Hibernate when power button is pressed

    I usually would just go to power options > advanced > and do it in there, but for some reason, I am not given the option. All that's there is 'Always show icon on the taskbar' and 'Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby'. The computer turns on fine by the power button, but doesn't turn off or do anything.

    Has anyone seen this problem before?

    Also, I've reset the CMOS to make sure everything is okay in there...

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    you have to enable hibernation under power options first before the hibernation option is in the list of power button options.
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    Yeah, I enabled it, that's not the problem. The computer can hibernate fine when I tell it to from windows. The problem is, how do I get it to hibernate when the button is pressed? Like usually a computer will say 'When I press the power button on my computer:' but on my computer it doesn't say that at all?

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    On my WinXP, it shows under:

    Power Options -> Advanced

    I have set it to Shutdown, but hibernate is an option as long as you enable it in the Hibernate tab...



    Quote Originally Posted by XxAndyxX
    Yeah, I enabled it, that's not the problem. The computer can hibernate fine when I tell it to from windows. The problem is, how do I get it to hibernate when the button is pressed? Like usually a computer will say 'When I press the power button on my computer:' but on my computer it doesn't say that at all?
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    ^that's exactly what I see EXCEPT there is no power buttons box...

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    set the power settings in the bios first
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    are your display drivers etc installed? drivers that are not installed will cause this problem.

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    that feature may be within the setup CD of the motherboard, or sometimes if you do a update through windows it will add it as well.
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    Do you have a tab for APC or APCI or whatever it is.. sometimes if the power features aren't enabled in Windows, it won't show up. It'd be another tab in addition to what was shown above.

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    In the APM window I have this (I've tried this enabled and disabled):


    But in the advanced tab it still shows this:


    In the BIOS, APCI is enabled, but it doesn't show any options for when the power button is pressed.

    Video drivers are install, and I'm using Service Pack 2.

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