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WINDOWS PRO STANDBY


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daddy_yankee

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I installed windows xp pro...
the restart button and turn off button are fine...

but the standby is faded out... therefore It is not clickable...

What can I do???? I need my stand by!!

thanks
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Hi daddy yankee!

What you mean is the standby Icon when you go to START-->SHUTDOWN is grayed out?

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I don't know if I'll be around when you reply, so I'll add a little more information here for you to try.

Most of the time why Standby is grayed out is that you don't have all your drivers (specifically your graphics and chipset drivers installed). You say that you just installed XP Pro and noticed this problem. After Windows finished installing, did you go and download all the drivers for your computer and install them?

This could also happen because of a hardware conflict. Go to START-->RUN and type devmgmt.msc and hit ENTER. In the new window that appears, are there any items listed that have a yellow exclamation/question mark next to them? If so, list them here.

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?multi controller
?unverisal serial bus
?video controller
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Looks like you need both the chipset and the video driver installed, which is why your computer can't go into standby right now....

Is your computer a prebuilt computer? AKA, did you buy it from Dell, or HP or some other name brand? If you did, please give me the make and model, like Dell Dimension 5000 for example.

If you had someone build the computer for you from parts, like a friend or local computer shop, let me know that too and we will go from there.

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bought it
Its a HP COMPAQ S3000NX desktop
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???
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There are no drivers for your video card on the HP support website. Please go to Windows Update and click on the CUSTOM button. Once it is done searching for updates for your computer, click on the HARDWARE (optional) link on the left side of the screen and download all items listed there.

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