How To Password-Protect Your Computer During Standby or Hibernation in MS Windows XP Professional

June 22, 2008 by
Filed under: Windows XP 

To password-protect your computer during standby or hibernation in Windows XP Professional:

  1. Go to the Windows Start menu, click the Control Panel option, and then double-click the Power Options icon.
  2. Select the Advanced tab.
  3. Windows XP Power Options
  4. Look for the Options section, click Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby. Note: The password required for the computer to start again is the password for the currently logged-on user.


5 Comments on How To Password-Protect Your Computer During Standby or Hibernation in MS Windows XP Professional

  1. Ashraf on Sun, 15th Mar 2009 12:13 pm
  2. Dear Concern,

    I am suffering with a problem of my PC. My PC become automatically in standby mode without any reason. I checked the power mangement option but its ok. Can you please help me in this regard? I will be geatful to you..



  3. Anthony on Sun, 15th Mar 2009 3:50 pm
  4. @Asharaf – If you have disabled the power management, there must be another program that is initiating the standby. I’d check what else is running and see if you can clsoe programs and taskbar programs one-by-one to see if you can isolate which one.

    Another thing to try is to disable automatic update in Windows, maybe you have some update cycle that is causing it.


  5. Ashraf on Mon, 16th Mar 2009 10:31 am
  6. Mr. Anthony,

    Thanks for your reply. I have done all the things which you have mentioned but the problem still same. i have checked for viruses & done the formatting the widows drive. but could not get any improvement.

    Can you please help me in another way in this regard?

    Looking forward to hear fromu very soon.



  7. Anthony on Mon, 16th Mar 2009 12:20 pm
  8. @Ashraf – If you have already formated your disk (and reinstalled Windows I assume), then it is unlikely that it is a software problem.
    It is more likely that you have an issue with your hardware. If it is a desktop, you can try opening the cover and see if the problem happens then, in which case it could be a overheating issue.
    Otherwise you might need to take it to a local repair shop.


  9. Ashraf on Mon, 23rd Mar 2009 5:16 am
  10. thanks,


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