Disable standby button on HP laptop
Posted on 2008-10-01
I have an HP nw8440 laptop running XP.
There is a small button above the power button (in the top left-hand corner).
Whenever I touch this button, the laptop goes into standby mode and drops my network connections.
The problem with this is, that when I move the laptop around in the server room, I often brush against this little button, resulting in me having to bring it out of standby, reconnect my VPN, then reconnect my telnet/ssh sessions and basically start again.
Is there any way I could disable this button?
I realise it's there to put the laptop into standby when you close the lid without shutting down the system, but I'm willing to sacrifice that feature in order to circumvent the issue I'm experiencing.