vikraman
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NO Sleep/Hibernate options upon XP upgrade of inspiron 5100

Just reformatted my 2003 inspiron 5100 and loaded a windows XP-Sp2 on it. And the only power modes are ON and OFF(shutdown). No sleep, No hibernate!! Does anyone else have this problem?
 
i have a sleep button apart from the power button, but nothing happens when i hit it.  Start->Turn-Off Computer only gives Shut-Down option. Standby is greyed out 😞
 
any help much appreciated!!
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Re: NO Sleep/Hibernate options upon XP upgrade of inspiron 5100

You need to install the notebook system software and the chipset driver.

support.dell.com, enter service tag, choose Downloads.
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vikraman
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Re: NO Sleep/Hibernate options upon XP upgrade of inspiron 5100

Didn't do squat - i downloaded the following 2 :
 
Notebook system software
Chipset driver.
 
rebooted twice.. nada.
 
thanks anyways!
 
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Venom_34
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Re: NO Sleep/Hibernate options upon XP upgrade of inspiron 5100

Did you ever get the problem solved? I have the same problem (XP Home to XP Pro upgrade), have downloaded and installed all updated drivers in the order recommended by Dell and hibernate/standby options are not available anymore. It also seems like the sensor that used to detect a closed screen (used to have the system hibernate) does nothing.

I downloaded the Quickset, selected enable hibernation, but the settings never remain in effect.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, or if anyone else out there has had a similar issue and found a solution to it, please let me know!

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