I've got my Toshiba Satellite XP machine set to turn off the display at 2 mins and go into stby in 3 mins and to hibernate after 5 mins via the control panel>power options. The laptop screen turns off after 2 mins just fine.
No matter what I do, I can't get this laptop to go into stby or hibernate. I've got it programmed to go into hibernate when I close the lid and that works fine. However, I don't always remember to close the lid nor should I have to since the machine should go into stby at 3 mins and hibernate in 5 mins. It went dead on me last night because I forgot to close the lid
I've got a 2 yr old eMachines PC with XP that has the same problem about 50% of the time. These two computers are driving me nuts! My wife's old Averatec XP laptop goes into stby and hibernate just fine. Please help.
FWIW, the only application I have open is Firefox for surfing the internet. Nothing else!