Disable standby button on HP laptop

Posted on 2008-10-01
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Hi Guys,

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.

Thank you.
Question by:m0nk3yza
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top_rung earned 2000 total points
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I am not familiar with the laptop, but most, if not all have a utility for mapping keys or managing power behavior.  Look under control panel>power options.  If you have a power management application you can launch (sometimes on its own tab), look through it for the button setting and disable it or assign it another action.

I hope this help you get on your way....


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