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    FayG
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    Power Management

    Hi. I've somehow lost the go to sleep option from START/SHUTDOWN. I'm using W98SE. Does anyone know how to get them back please? Even some information about where it may be hiding or what I may have done to frighten it away would be useful. TIA... Fay

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    Re: Power Management

    The option is missing from the very last dialog that you see?

    The choices that you see there are controlled by registry entries - more precisely they are usually limited by the registry, or system policies.

    Have you changed anything in the BIOS, such as disabling ACPI?

    You could also go and do a SCANREG /RESTORE from a command prompt, but this would depend on how long ago this started happening. The registry is automatically backed up once a day, every successful startup, and by default 6 copies are kept.

    Most important Fay, do you remember anything that has changed....new software installed, hardware added or removed, etc?
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    Re: Power Management

    I have seen the Standby option disappear before, if that is the case, see the following:

    MS KB Q188134

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    Re: Power Management

    PMTSHOOT.EXE
    Found on the Win 98 CD in ToolsMtsutilPmtshootPmtshoot.Exe

    Description of the Power Management Troubleshooter Tool
    This article describes the Power Management Trouble Shooter tool
    (Pmtshoot.exe). Pmtshoot is a tool to assist you in identifying
    the program or device driver that is preventing your computer from
    entering a standby (or suspended) state. Pmtshoot monitors your
    computer when it suspends, and tries to identify programs or device
    drivers that may prevent your computer from suspending.
    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ar...s/q185/9/49.asp
    (W98 Aug. 4, 2000)

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------

    If the Suspend option doesn't work as it should, or you simply want
    to remove the option from the Start Menu, then use this tweak.

    Open your registry and find the key and value below.

    Change the value of 'APMMenuSuspend' to equal '00', restart the
    machine and the suspend option should have disappeared.


    Registry Settings:
    Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEEnumRoot*PNP0C050000]
    Value Name: APMMenuSuspend
    Data Type: REG_BINARY
    Data: (00 = not visible, 01 = visible)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    Standby Missing From Windows Shutdown Dialog Box .
    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ar..._SRCH&SPR=WINME



    http://link

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    Re: Power Management

    Uhm.. Be sure you backup your registry before playing with it's contents... it's VERY sensitive. [img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    FayG
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    Re: Power Management

    Thank you for the reminder

    Fay

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    FayG
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    Re: Power Management

    Hello... Thank you to those who replied. Unfortunately none of the answers have worked so far so my suspend option is still AWOL.

    The only option I can think of is to reinstall +everything+ and I really think that's a bit extreme!!

    Thank you though to everyone.

    Fay

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    Re: Power Management

    Fay, I had a thought on this, have you tried browsing your BIOS settings for a suspend or power-save feature? I believe that your options would dissapear if this was disabled in your Bios.

    Hope this helps!

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    Re: Power Management

    A couple of ideas.
    1. Right click your desktop & choose Properties/Settings tab/Advanced.
    2. On the monitor tab, is it energy start compliant & are the other boxes checked (Plug & Play, suspend)?
    3. Under Screen Saver/Settings, are there options for standby?

    Finally, run msconfig/startup tab. You should have two entries for LoadPowerProfile.
    Run regedit:
    1. Under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionRun, do you have an entry for LoadPowerProfile? The value should be:
    Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    2. Under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionRunServices, you should also have an entry for LoadPowerProfile.

    Back up the registry before making any modifications

    Hope this helps.

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