Sleep Mode Not Working in Windows® XP
What are the reasons for the not working sleep mode in Windows XP? How the issue can be resolved?
Windows XP is one of the commonly used Operating System. Sleep mode in this version is a very useful feature. Due to some issues in the system, this feature may fail to work. The main reason behind this issue is use of outdated drivers. A driver is one of the main parts of the system, and controls the functioning of hardware devices. Only an updated driver can control the associated hardware device properly. All the activities in the system can be performed well if the drivers are well functioning. Thus, the sleep mode will not work well if any of the drivers in the system is not working. Another reason behind sleep mode not working sleep issue is the presence of some outdated hardware. Outdated BIOS can also be one reason for sleep mode not working in Windows XP.
Following are some of the tips to resolve sleep mode not working issue in Windows XP:
- Install updated drivers
- Unplug problematic hardware device
- Update BIOS
Install updated drivers
The outdated drivers in the system is the main reason for sleep mode related issues in Windows XP. So, the best method to resolve this issue is to change outdated drivers in the system. You can install updated drivers from the system manufacturer’s website. You can update the existing driver also with the help of manufacturer website or from any such authorized websites.
Unplug problematic hardware device
Similar to outdated drivers, there can be some outdated devices also. These outdated devices should be removed from the system to resolve sleep mode issue. You can replace it with any of the new device. You can do this with the help of system manufacturer. This replacement will help you to fix issues related to sleep mode.
Outdated BIOS in the system can also be one reason for sleep mode not working in Windows XP. You should know about the Advanced configuration and power interface features before upgrading BIOS to the latest version. This up-gradation can help you to resolve the sleep mode issue. This up-gradation can also help you to avoid the blue screen error that may occur during the sleep mode.
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