How can I get back Suspend on Start Menu?
Posted on 1997-07-10
I would like to get the suspend option off the start menu in Win '95 working again. It was working once upon a time. I have an IBM Aptiva model C67.
I have done the following things:
When I first start my computer, while it says STARTING WINDOWS95 in DOS, I press F1. In the Setup Utility, I choose Rapid Resume. I Made sure that APM BIOS was ENABLED. I have disabled APM, rebooted and enabled it again.
I have in my system.ini: drivers=power.drv
I have in my Autoexec.bat: C:\IBMTOOLS\RESUME.EXE
I deleted and let the system recreate the following file:
I have in my root directory: _PS1SAVE.DAT
I have run Scan Disk and Defrag and I have over 50mb free and I am using 16mb of ram and of course the reason you need the space is to create the _PS1SAVE.DAT file which is already created.(18,546,688bytes) So I have more than enough space available.
I cannot get Rapid Resume to open up. When I click twice on Rapid Resume I get an error saying: "APM is not connected" "In order for Rapid Resume to work you must set the Power Management option to "Advanced" in the Power Application under windows control panel." "You also must have a
"Drivers=power.drv" statement in the [BOOT] section of the
I don't have the Power Icon in control panel to set the Advanced option in control panel.
I do have the file power.drv in C:\Windows\System with 1920bytes dated 07/11/95. I also tried removing everything else from my drivers= line. That didn't change a thing.
If I go into Control Panel and double-click the System icon. I go into the Device Manager tab and double-click the System Devices branch. I double-click Advanced Power Management Support. In the settings tab I do have the Enable Power Management Support box checked.
I can't get Suspend or the Power icon in control panel.
Do you have any other ideas?
I believe there is a registry entry (with a bunch of numbers) that will create the Power Icon in control panel. I think if I could get the Power Icon back everything else will fall into place. I don't want to re-install '95.