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    Hibernation enabled, can't hibernate with Power Button

    I've got a problem with making my power button hibernate. Now before you go tell me to , listen up, I have, and my problem is different. Unless it really isn't, then please at least post the link to the appropriate post, cuz I can't find it.
    I've enabled hibernation, I can hibernate no problem by going through the start menu, but in my power > advanced settings, I don't have an option of selecting what happens when my power button is pressed. Now I've tried various BIOS settings to make it work, and nothing. The closest I get is by changing this one setting in BIOS labelled "PM Managed by APM", (no more info than that, I'm assuming it stands for "Power Management managed by Advanced Power Management", though I could me wrong) which has options Yes and No. When at Yes, pressing the power button in Windows halts my system for a few seconds, then continues like nothing happened. When at No, pressing the power button gives me a hard shutoff...
    But really that doesn't get me any closer to hibernating at button press...
    I've been searching the microsoft knowledge base, but nothing, all those articles assume you have the "When I push the power button on my computer..." Menu already there...
    One more thing, I installed XP while ACPI was disabled in Bios, I've enabled it since then, but it did nothing... right now I'm updating XP through windows update, if that doesn't work I'm gonna try reinstalling.

    System:
    Old Slot1 Mobo
    P2 200MHz
    256 Ram
    Installed XP SP2

    Thanks, any help, however randon and way out there, I appreciate it.

    Tercel96

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    I'd say xp left out some stuff because ACPI was off... try re-installing it...

    make sure you have ur display drivers working (although I think this is nothing to do with it since you see the hib option in power management)
    Roy

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    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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    Yeah, the windows update did nothing for me, so I'm gonna try reinstalling it... But damn, installing XP with a 200MHz processor is a pain! Thanks for the advice...

    Tercel

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    Yeah, living with a 200mhz mustnt be too quick either
    Roy

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    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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    Wow, reinstalling windows actually worked! So Now I can successfully hibernate at the push of a button, thanks... And as for living with a 200mhz, I'm just gonna put it in my car to listen to mp3's the old school way (lcd screen, keypad), so 200 is enough for that. Alright, back to work!

    Tercel96

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    You have to have ACPI setup the way you want when you install Windows so that it detects the available options fromt he BIOS and installs available components.
    I'm certain this could be worked around by hacking the registry and installing components, but I don't know how to do it.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    You Need ACPI, APM won't do what you want to do. Motherboard is too old. ACPI came out in 1998. Try looking for a BIOS update for your mobo.

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