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Chapter 27. Do-It-Yourself Computer Tune... > Making Windows Start Faster - Pg. 253

Do-It-Yourself Computer Tune-Ups 253 Although you can have Windows place your computer in standby or hibernation mode automatically after your computer remains inactive for a specified period of time, you might prefer to place your computer in standby or hibernation mode yourself. Click the Start button, click Shut Down, and then open the What Do You Want the Computer To Do drop-down list and click Stand By or Hibernate. Click OK. Some computers do not support standby and hibernation modes. Other computers might require you to enter a startup setting to enable the built-in power saving features in which case you must check your system's documentation to learn how to enter the required settings. Even if your system does support standby and hibernation modes, Windows might have disabled these modes if your computer had trouble restarting two or more times. In such cases, you might be able to restore standby and hibernation modes by taking one of the following steps: · To restore standby mode, Alt+double-click My Computer and click the Device Manager tab. Click the plus sign next to Floppy Disk Controllers, click the name of the floppy disk controller, and click Remove. Click OK to confirm the action and then restart your computer. Windows will reinstall the floppy disk controller, and you now should have a Standby option in the Power dialog box. · To reenable hibernation mode, open the Start menu, click Run, type msconfig, and press En- ter. Click the General tab and then click the Advanced button. Next to Hibernation Feature Is Disabled, click the Enable button. You now should have a Hibernation option and tab in the Power dialog box. · If you are still having trouble, use the Start, Find, Files or Folder option or the Start, Search, For Files or Folders option to locate a file called PMRES.EXE. Click the file; if you're lucky, you'll get a screen telling you why Standby mode has been disabled. · If the problem persists, use the Start, Find, Files or Folder option or the Start, Search, For Files