Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win


Wake On Lan - Compaq SR1710NX

Posted on 2006-06-27
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-02-20
I have a Compaq SR1710NX with an A8AE-LE (AmberineM) motherboard.  My BIOS version is 3.14 01/17/2006.

I want to enable WOL but currently my BIOS version only has the option for "WOL in S4".  From what I understand S4 is merely hibernation or sleep state.  I would like to completely power down my computer (not sure which "S" mode that is) and allow a WOL to power it on.

I have tested WOL while the computer is in hibernation and it works perfectly, but I would like to get it working when it's completely powered down.

I could not find any BIOS Updates either.
Question by:Mr_Snrub
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

tmj883 earned 1200 total points
ID: 16997520
The BIOS must be compliant to use this feature...if not...it will not work.

Author Comment

ID: 16997551
So I'm assuming there are no BIOS updates I overlooked that provide this functionality...
LVL 14

Expert Comment

ID: 16997642
You have what appears to be the latest BIOS.
So sorry no start from dead stop, only S4.
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!


Author Comment

ID: 16997735
Ok, thanks for the help.  Real quick secondary question, I usually Remote Desktop into my WinXP machine and I can shut it down using "shutdown -s -t 01", but is there a way to use the shutdown command to put it into Sleep mode (S4)?
LVL 14

Expert Comment

ID: 16997874
Not that I know of...leave the question open to others...T

Author Comment

ID: 16997900

It looks like I can use "shutdown /h /f" to force it into hibernate mode.  According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Windows_XP#Hibernate_mode it is compliant with the S4 Sleep State.


Author Comment

ID: 16997915
I just realized I don't have the /h shutdown option on my WinXP machine.

Anyone know any other ways to hibernate a machine via a remote desktop connection?

Assisted Solution

char1iecha1k earned 800 total points
ID: 16999001
sysinterals' psshutdown will do this (its free) http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/PsShutdown.html

Featured Post

Nothing ever in the clear!

This technical paper will help you implement VMware’s VM encryption as well as implement Veeam encryption which together will achieve the nothing ever in the clear goal. If a bad guy steals VMs, backups or traffic they get nothing.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Monitor input from a computer is usually nothing special.  In this instance it prevented anyone from using the computer.  This was a preconfiguration that didn't work.
Employees depend heavily on their PCs, and new threats like ransomware make it even more critical to protect their important data.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 8, without downloading adware.

610 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question