Suspending a computer

I recently had to use my recovery CD.  When things came back I had no suspend computer "icon" on the start button.  How can I get my computer to do this?  I know this is a really dumb question but I know almost nothing about them.
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Hi Flats,

Go to start/settings/Control panel
Open "POWER" properties, Tab Power, click Advanced button, Tab Advanced, Check box 'Show suspend command on Start Menu'

This is for Win95, but is almost identical for Win95.

Hope this helps,


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
flats122399Author Commented:
Worked!!!  Thanks.  Now another question from a idiot at computers.  Ours is a Sony with something called Vaio on it.  Everytime I have to reboot the computer this comes up and I hate it.  Anyway to make it from appearing when I have to reboot.  Suspending will help not to bring it up but if I have to reboot it will appear.  It takes twice as long to bring up the computer with this and I end up closing it anyway.
Hi Flats,

First possibility: this utility is stored in the start-up folder.

To remove it:

In the Windows Explorer go to c:\windows\Start Menu\programs\StartUp, if you find the "VAIO" tool, delete it there. This folder contains the programs/utilities which are automatically loaded at start-up/boot.

Second possibility: You will have to find some task manager/planner for VAIO in which is defined that it should be runned at start-up. If it is in the right-bootom task list (next to watch, right-click on the icon, and look for Properties/Settings/... and select it, look for a start-up run definition or something alike.

Unfortunately, I don't know this utility, sio I can't go into more details.

Good Luck, Calacuccia
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.