N/APosted on - 09/22/2011
I have recently removed a graphic card from my PC as it was crashed because of excess heating. After the removal of graphic card the stand by option is disabled automatically and i am not able to put my PC on standby anymore(everything else is working fine). Please help me to detect the problem.
Standby option is disabled after the removal of graphic card.
As you have stated, you uninstalled a graphics card, which means you are now left with the basic on board graphics card that came with your computer. Your computer reverted back to using the standard graphics drivers for your on board graphics card. Standard graphics drivers do not support power management in windows. You need to update your graphics card drivers to the most current driver version. Check which graphics card is installed on your system through the manufacturer website or in the user manual of your computer, then update the drivers. Another option may be to update the chipset drivers for your motherboard, they might not be installed and if they are, update them to the latest version. You may also check on power management, see if standby is enabled, to do this, right click on an empty part of your desktop, click on the screen saver tab, then the power button, check if the drop down list is not on "Never" if it is, change it to any other option.
Have you recently added any other new hardware? this may also cause the stand by option to be unavailable, if you have, please go back to the computer's original configuration.