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Standby and Hiberate modes

I just had a new computer built. My previous computer was also a custom and
I was using Windows XP home. I purchased a new XP Home edition from Microsoft
and installed it into the new computer-not an upgrade, then transferred the
necessary data from my old hardrive to my new one. All drivers are the same
and are all the latest updates. With my previous computer I was able to
utilize both Standby and Hibernate modes. I now can't access either one.
When I try to use either feature I get a prompt which states " my Standard
101/102 - keyboard or Microsoft PS/2 device is preventing my machine from
using standby or hibernate." One time it blamed my printer driver. I have
checked all of them out under Device Manager but don't see any problems. I am
not a genius with computers so complicated and sophisticated theory will be
wasted on me. I'm sure there is a simple fix or a couple of check marks that
need to be checked but I'm out of ideas. Does anyone out there have a simple
way to get the two features to work on my brand new computer? Thanks.
Apr 6 '06 #1
5 1830
For hiberantion to work all device drivers have to behave and pwer down when
system signals hibernation mode. If any of those devices is unable to do it
then system can't go into hibernation. I would look into upgrading device
drivers for those devices.

http://www.netomatix.com

"Phyxius" <Ph*****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:15**********************************@microsof t.com...
I just had a new computer built. My previous computer was also a custom
and
I was using Windows XP home. I purchased a new XP Home edition from
Microsoft
and installed it into the new computer-not an upgrade, then transferred
the
necessary data from my old hardrive to my new one. All drivers are the
same
and are all the latest updates. With my previous computer I was able to
utilize both Standby and Hibernate modes. I now can't access either one.
When I try to use either feature I get a prompt which states " my Standard
101/102 - keyboard or Microsoft PS/2 device is preventing my machine from
using standby or hibernate." One time it blamed my printer driver. I have
checked all of them out under Device Manager but don't see any problems. I
am
not a genius with computers so complicated and sophisticated theory will
be
wasted on me. I'm sure there is a simple fix or a couple of check marks
that
need to be checked but I'm out of ideas. Does anyone out there have a
simple
way to get the two features to work on my brand new computer? Thanks.

Apr 7 '06 #2


"Winista" wrote:
For hiberantion to work all device drivers have to behave and pwer down when
system signals hibernation mode. If any of those devices is unable to do it
then system can't go into hibernation. I would look into upgrading device
drivers for those devices.

http://www.netomatix.com

"Phyxius" <Ph*****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:15**********************************@microsof t.com...
I just had a new computer built. My previous computer was also a custom
and
I was using Windows XP home. I purchased a new XP Home edition from
Microsoft
and installed it into the new computer-not an upgrade, then transferred
the
necessary data from my old hardrive to my new one. All drivers are the
same
and are all the latest updates. With my previous computer I was able to
utilize both Standby and Hibernate modes. I now can't access either one.
When I try to use either feature I get a prompt which states " my Standard
101/102 - keyboard or Microsoft PS/2 device is preventing my machine from
using standby or hibernate." One time it blamed my printer driver. I have
checked all of them out under Device Manager but don't see any problems. I
am
not a genius with computers so complicated and sophisticated theory will
be
wasted on me. I'm sure there is a simple fix or a couple of check marks
that
need to be checked but I'm out of ideas. Does anyone out there have a
simple
way to get the two features to work on my brand new computer? Thanks.


Apr 7 '06 #3
Thanks Winista, I verified I have the latest drivers. The only thing that has
changed from when I could use standby and hibernate is I installed a new
Windows XP OS on a new computer. Things worked perfectly before the change.
Also, I do not have Adobe Type Manager. I know that can cause this problem.
Someone suggested looking into the bios but I didn't find anything in there
that related, but could have missed it. Do you know how to manipulate the
bios to solve this problem? Any other suggestions?

"Winista" wrote:
For hiberantion to work all device drivers have to behave and pwer down when
system signals hibernation mode. If any of those devices is unable to do it
then system can't go into hibernation. I would look into upgrading device
drivers for those devices.

http://www.netomatix.com

"Phyxius" <Ph*****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:15**********************************@microsof t.com...
I just had a new computer built. My previous computer was also a custom
and
I was using Windows XP home. I purchased a new XP Home edition from
Microsoft
and installed it into the new computer-not an upgrade, then transferred
the
necessary data from my old hardrive to my new one. All drivers are the
same
and are all the latest updates. With my previous computer I was able to
utilize both Standby and Hibernate modes. I now can't access either one.
When I try to use either feature I get a prompt which states " my Standard
101/102 - keyboard or Microsoft PS/2 device is preventing my machine from
using standby or hibernate." One time it blamed my printer driver. I have
checked all of them out under Device Manager but don't see any problems. I
am
not a genius with computers so complicated and sophisticated theory will
be
wasted on me. I'm sure there is a simple fix or a couple of check marks
that
need to be checked but I'm out of ideas. Does anyone out there have a
simple
way to get the two features to work on my brand new computer? Thanks.


Apr 7 '06 #4
Just a thought, but I came across a helpful software application that
can "test" the functionality of your PC being able
to go in and out of Standby/Hibernate. This may help you determine if
it is a hardware or software related issue that is preventing your
computer from going into standby/hibernate.

Sleeper
http://www.passmark.com/products/sleeper.htm

Aaron G

Apr 10 '06 #5
Well, I may have forced the issue. After playing around I decided to
uninstall my keyboard driver. I now can use both standby and hibernate
modes. The only thing that I now can't use is the hot keys on the keyboard.
It seems that the keyboard software was preventing standby and hibernation.
What still puzzles me though is why my previous computer liked my keyboard
driver and this one doesn't. there is more to this than meets the eye.

"Aaron G" wrote:
Just a thought, but I came across a helpful software application that
can "test" the functionality of your PC being able
to go in and out of Standby/Hibernate. This may help you determine if
it is a hardware or software related issue that is preventing your
computer from going into standby/hibernate.

Sleeper
http://www.passmark.com/products/sleeper.htm

Aaron G

Apr 13 '06 #6

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