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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
                                C:\IBMTOOLS\IBMPFILE

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
C:\windows\system.ini file.

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.
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see that you have these, or the ones that apply to your system>
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The Control Panel Files
Access.cpl      Accessibility properties
Appwiz.cpl      Add/Remove Programs properties
Desk.cpl      Display properties
FindFast.cpl      FindFast (included with Microsoft Office for Windows 95)
Inetcpl.cpl      Internet properties
Intl.cpl      Regional Settings properties
Joy.cpl      Joystick properties
Main.cpl      Mouse properties
Mlcfg32.cpl      Microsoft Exchange Service properties
Mmsys.cpl      Multimedia properties
Modem.cpl      Modem properties
Netcpl.cpl      Network properties
Odbccp32.cpl      Data Sources (32-bit ODBC)
Password.cpl      Password properties
Sysdm.cpl      System properties
Themes.cpl      Desktop Themes (available with Microsoft Plus!)
TimeDate.cpl      Date/Time properties
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Then check for a APM.cpl???  not sure about the name. i'm trying to find it.
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Control Panel files are sometimes loaded using entries in the [MMCPL] section of the Control.ini file.
Try putting the Drivers=power.drv there.

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Hi,

Thank you for checking.  I do not have APM*.cpl on either this system or my other system that has APM working correctly includeing the Suspend option.

I have all the CPL files except for  FindFast.cpl and Odbccp32.cpl .

Thanks,

Gary
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On my other system that APM is working correctly I don't have Drivers=power.drv in my Control.ini file.

Thanks
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Loke I say, I'm not sure of the APM's .cpl name, or if there is one.
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See that you have in your registry:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cpl]
@="cplfile"
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and:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.cpl]
@="cplfile"
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also my answer, power.drv
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Is this fixed?
I thought we were just getting started.
Make sure you have
vpowerd.vxd
power.drv
powercfg.dll
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If it's not working with those files. extract new fresh one from your CD
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See that you have in your registry:
                     REGEDIT4

                     [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cpl]
                     @="cplfile"
                     ----

                     and:
                     REGEDIT4

                     [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.cpl]
                     @="cplfile"
                     ------
                     also my answer, power.drv
All registry entries are in there and they look identical to my good system.

No I don't have vpowerd.vxd in my good system or bad system.  I can't find it any place.
Yes I have power.drv and I refreshed it.
Yes I have powercfg.dll and I refreshed it.
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Then I rebooted my system.
 
Thanks for looking into this for me.

Gary
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I still have a suspicion that it has to do with what ever makes an icon (power) appear in the control panel.  
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APM is associated with powercfg.dll - you may need to re-install this from
the Win95 CAB files.
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Hi,

I extracted the file powercfg.dll from my Win'95 CAB files and copied it over to my C:\Windows\System directory.  I still don't have the power icon or the suspend on my start menu.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Gary

I am hoping that someone has an account with Microsoft and calls this in to get the final answer.
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Make sure you have APM enabled in the BIOS.
---FROM THE NEWSGROUPS;
Did you reinstall Win '95 without APM enabled in the BIOS?
Windows 95 has the option to enable the power management when you
select your hardware, provided you've enabled it in your BIOS. It has the settings to disable or use APM mode. If you enable it, it installs the Advanced Power Management support. There is *no* way to install it later using the Add New Hardware wizard.
-------MORE
Try this.  Go into Control Panel and double click on System.  Go to the device manager tab.  Expand the System devices.  Click on Advanced Power Management support and click the Properties button.  On the settings tab, make sure Advanced Power Management is enabled.
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Go to: http://www.microsoft.com/kb/default.asp
At Step 1: Choose Windows 95
At Step 5: Enter as a Search Phrase "APM ICON" without the quotes. You'll find x# of articles.
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Please let me know what you find out. Still on the case.
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Hi,

Did you reinstall Win '95 without APM enabled in the BIOS?  Yes.
Advanced Power Management support was active when '95 was installed.  Advanced Power Management is enabled and always was enabled.  When doing a Search Phrase "APM ICON" at:
http://www.microsoft.com/kb/default.asp I found the following:

 Management (APM) does not seem to be installed. What can I do?

           A. To determine whether APM is installed, check to see if a Suspend command appears on the Start menu.

NO it doesn't.
If not, check to see if a Power icon appears in Control Panel.

No it doesn't.
If there is a Power icon, APM is installed. To make the Suspend command available on the Start menu, double-click the Power icon in Control Panel, then click "Always show Suspend command on Start menu." If APM still does not work,
              follow these steps:

              1. Use the right mouse button to click My Computer, then click Properties on the menu that appears. 2. On the Device Manager tab, double-click System Devices. 3. If Advanced Power Management is not listed under System Devices, APM is not     installed. Stop here.

It is listed.
4. If Advanced Power Management is listed under System Devices, click it, and then click Properties. 5. On the Settings tab, click Enable Power Management if it is not selected, and then click OK.

It is.
If APM is not installed, you must reinstall Windows 95 to install APM support. If APM is not automatically detected on your computer, it is not guaranteed to work.
       NOTE: Even if the Suspend command appears on the Start menu, you may not have full APM support. Please contact your computer manufacturer for details about your computer's APM     implementation if certain APM features do not work.


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Did you install Win '95 with or without APM enabled in the BIOS?
If you installed without enabling APM in the BIOS, There is *no* way to install it later using the Add New Hardware wizard.

Make sure you have APM enabled in the BIOS.
Did you reinstall Win '95 without APM enabled in the BIOS?
Windows 95 has the option to enable the power management when you select your hardware, provided you've enabled it in your BIOS. It has the settings to disable or use APM mode. If you enable it, it installs the
Advanced Power Management support. There is *no* way to install it later using the Add New Hardware wizard.
Try this.  Go into Control Panel and double click on System.  Go to the
device manager tab.  Expand the System devices.  Click on Advanced Power Management support and click the Properties button.  On the settings tab, make sure Advanced Power Management is enabled.
Go to: http://www.microsoft.com/kb/default.asp
At Step 1: Choose Windows 95
At Step 5: Enter as a Search Phrase "???" without the quotes. You'll find x# of articles
Advanced Power Management 1.0 (APM) is not available.

Windows 95 Setup installs APM support automatically if it was installed on the computer previously. You can
enable APM support after Setup by using Device Manager.

To enable APM under Windows 95 if it was disabled during Setup
1.In Device Manager, click System Devices, click the APM  entry, and then click Properties.
2.In the APM properties, click Settings.
3.In the Settings dialog box, click Enable Power Management Support if this option is not checked.
If no APM drivers were installed under previous versions of Windows, no check mark appears. Checking this box enables the drivers.
4.Click Force APM 1.0 Mode.
This option forces Windows 95 to use an APM 1.1 BIOS in APM 1.0 mode. In some cases, a BIOS incorrectly handles the new functions provided by APM 1.1 but functions properly when used in 1.0 mode. On some computers, this is checked automatically during Setup.
5.Click Disable Intel SL Support to disable the SL check.
In some cases, a BIOS incorrectly handles an unsupported call to the APM interfaces of some SL-type chipsets, causing the computer to stop responding. Disabling this option prevents the system from not responding.
6.Click Disable Power Status Polling to prevent Windows 95 from calling the APM interface to check current battery level.

Windows 95 calls the APM interface for this purpose with greater frequency than earlier versions of Windows 3.x, causing some computers to shut down. Disabling this feature prevents this, but also disables the battery meter.
From the Reskit:
Advanced Power Management 1.0 (APM) is not available.
Windows 95 Setup installs APM support automatically if it was installed on the computer previously. You can
enable APM support after Setup by using Device Manager.
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