Problem with loss of hibernation mode
by raduzhok - 4/9/12 7:42 AM
One computer on our network (private household), a Compaq, which used to have a properly working 'sleep' mode, has suddenly stopped working.
This is an XP OS. It used to be networked, but is now hardwired to our modem. The modem is new from our ISP, and we were unable to get the adaptor to connect to the network. We uninstalled the adaptor, and hardwired the XP, as mentioned above. This was when the XP, which used to go to sleep after a certain amount of idle time. However, since the change, it goes into sleep mode but immediately wakes up, as if we hit a key, or moved the mouse.
I checked the 'help' area and found info about hibernation, and the 'sleep button."
Before I get further into finding out how to fix this problem, I'd like to know if hibernation and sleep mode are actually the same thing. 2nd, where IS the sleep button?
What might be the reason that the system has lost the ability to remain in sleep mode? I do note that our other computer (a Vista OS) has long ago lost it's sleep mode, as has the monitor lost the ability to go to sleep.
Could the modem (DSL) be responsible for this problem?