Hibernation is only available if your system is ACPI-compatible. If it is not, the Hibernation tab will be missing and you will have an APM tab instead. To enable Hibernation mode as one of your Shutdown options:
- click Start / Settings / Control Panel
- double-click Power Options icon
- click Hibernate tab and select the Enable hibernate support check box
if the tab is not there, W2K does not support the feature on your hardware, bios, or whatever. The same dialog box show free disk space and required space to store memory. If it is missing, check for a newer bios for the motherboard.
- click Apply
Important Note: Actually, volatile memory is preserved in Standby Mode, as the system remains in a minimally powered up state. All state information is preserved as long as system power is available. (submitted by Steve Forster)