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Solved: Sleep mode or Hibernate or something else

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by daniels012, Dec 27, 2007.

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  1. daniels012

    daniels012 Thread Starter

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    I am trying to figure out something.
    We bought a brand new computer (Vista - HP slimline desktop)
    It stays on all the time. When I walk away for say... 20 minutes, the screen
    goes blank and it sounds like the computer is not even on.
    I then just have to hit any key on my keyboard and I am ready to go.

    I LOVE THIS.

    I have another computer (XP - emachine desktop)
    I want to do this same thing!
    Can I?

    This may be one of the dumbest requests in the world. Sorry for that!
    Thank you

    Michael
     
  2. daniels012

    daniels012 Thread Starter

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    Also, If this is sleep mode, I have a button on my keyboard that says sleep. Not sure if this helps!

    Michael
     
  3. TheOutcaste

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    Sounds like the Vista is set to either Standby(sleep) or hibernate.
    Standby is a low power mode, monitor and hard drives are turned off, and the processor is set to it's lowest power state. The system will comeback on very quickly
    In Hibernate, an image of the RAM is written to the hard disk and the PC is actually shut off. When you turn it back on, the image is read from disk back into memory and you are right where you left of. This takes longer as the disk has to be read to restore everything to memory.

    For XP, Control Panel | Power Options (OR right click desktop | Properties | Screen Saver Tab | Power button)

    Set the time for System Standby or System Hibernates in the bottom half of the window
    For Hibernate, also click the Hibernate tab and make sure Hibernate is enabled. The amount of disk space you need will be displayed (equal to the amount of ram installed)

    The action of the sleep button can be set on the Advanced tab:
    Do Nothing
    Ask me what to do
    Stand By
    Hibernate
    Shut down

    HTH

    Jerry
     
  4. daniels012

    daniels012 Thread Starter

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    Jerry,
    Thank you very much for your response.
    You have been very helpful!!
    If anyone else looks at this just thought I would clarify the steps
    In XP you go: Performance and Maintenance | Power Options | The first tab is Power Schemes

    Thank You again, I have made the changes!!!
    Michael
     
  5. TheOutcaste

    TheOutcaste

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    You're Welcome!

    If your issue has been resolved you (and ONLY you) can use the Thread Tools at the Upper Right to mark this thread Solved.:)
     
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