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How To Put the System into hibernation or Standby from Run menu

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Soumitra Sengupta MVP
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SUMMARY
One can put Windows XP in to hibernation or Stand by with the command from the Run menu.
Tips
How To Put the System into hibernation or Standby from Run menu
To put the system in to hibernation:-
 
1]Make sure that the system is hibernation enabled. To confirm that, Click the Start button, go to Run menu and type in Powercfg.cpl and click OK. In the Power Options Propertiesclick Hibernate  tab and make sure that Enable hibernation option is checked. Click OK/Apply.
 
2]Now Click the Start button, go to Run menu and type in %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState and click OK.
 
To put the system in to Stand by :-
 
1]Make sure that the system is hibernation disabled. To confirm that, Click the Start button, go to Run menu and type in Powercfg.cpl  and click OK. In the Power Options Propertiesclick Hibernate  tab and make sure that Enable hibernation option is unchecked. Click OK/Apply.
 
2]Now Click the Start button, go to Run menu and type in %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState and click OK.
 
 
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Article ID: 555569 - Last Review: 02/26/2006 19:32:25 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002, Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

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