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Q: How do I use Standby on my notebook using Windows XP?A: Power modes can be used to lengthen the life of the computer's battery.
One of the power saving modes is Standby - While your computer is in Standby, it switches to a low power state where devices, such as the display and drives, turn off.
Note: Always save your work before using Standby mode. When in Standby, the computer reduces or turns off the power to most devices, except memory. However, the information in memory is not saved to the hard drive. If power is interrupted, the information is lost.
Follow these steps to change the Standby settings.
Another power saving mode is Hibernate - Also called Save to disk, writes all current memory (RAM) information to the hard drive, and then turns the computer completely off. The next time the computer is turned on, it reads the memory information from the hard drive and opens the programs and documents that were open when Hibernate was activated.
When in Hibernate mode, the computer saves all memory information to the hard drive, and then turns the power completely off.