This happened to me, this is what fixed it
by pritrw - 8/4/06 8:44 AM
In Reply to: Lost the hibernate option by jerdboy
I recently reinstalled Windows XP on my desktop and encountered the same thing. I had hibernation enabled in the power configuration within Windows, and I had APCI set up correctly in the BIOS. When I went to shutdown, the ''standby'' button was greyed out and pressing shift showed that hibernation was also unavailable. Before reinstallation, both Standby and Hibernation were functional.
After much looking into, I found that all drivers installed must support this function. The default drivers that come with Windows XP that automatically install your hardware during setup may allow your hardware to work, but they may not allow standby or hibernation. I had to go through each component and download/update to the latest drivers from the manufacturer. Turns out, it was my motherboard chipset driver that after I installed the latest driver, the Standby and Hibernation button during shutdown was no longer greyed out and was functional again.
Hope this helps.
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