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    Can M2-ATX send PC into hibernate?

    I'm not a noob, but the old setup wouldn't hibernate correctly whatsoever, so I never bothered. My HD just crashed and I had to redo everything, now pressing the hibernate button within RR hibernates flawlessly. It's off within 5 seconds and on within 5 seconds which is much faster than my cold boot.

    So what do I need to do to get the M2-ATX to send the PC into hibernate after I pull the key, rather than shut the PC down? I first figured there may be a setting in power options in XP to hybernate when the power button is pressed, but Hibernate isn't there. I can't find my M2-ATX instructions, but I figured there may be a pin or something I could connect to the MOBO

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    There's generally a setting for what the power putton is supposed to do in the power control panel. There sometimes is one in the CMOS BIOS setup. I've never seen a hibernate pin on a motherboard, but in some cases the sleep button can be set to hibernate.
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    well I read something on here about shorting a pin on the com port with a relay to send it into hibernate. I don't really feel like going through another wiring mess seeing how I just got the system running again. I thought I saw something in the power options before too, but like I said sending it into hibernate wasn't there now, just standby, shut down and something else.

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    You have to turn on "Advanced power settings" (or something to that effect) in the BIOS. That will enable the option for hibernation when power is pressed in Windows.

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    The comm port thing uses the UPS settings in Windows that APC provided. From my understanding it's fairly easy, but i do understand your not wanting to mess wih it.
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    Once you have installed all your drivers (I needed my VGA driver installed before I could enable it) do the following;

    Right click on your desktop > properties > Screensaver > Power > "Hibernate" Tab > Select "Enable Hibernation" > Advanced Tab > Select 'Hibernate' from the drop down box where it says "Do the following when I push the power button".

    That shoudl sort you out.
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    Thanks for the replies, I figured it out. When I first checked the power settings for what the PC will do when the power button is pressed, there was no hibernate option. I went to the hibernate tab and checked the "enable hibernate (or whatever)" tab, but the option for hibernate in the power button settings didn't appear until after a restart. I got it all working now.

    I'm not sure why my last setup didn't hibernate correctly, the setup is pretty much the same other than the hard drive. Now it resumes from hibernate in a few seconds rather than a couple minutes from a cold boot (minlogon enabled). The only thing is that it seems like it's on "pause" until I tap the touchscreen, but I can live with that.

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