Notebook will not hibernate after reformat

I reformatted my notebook. WinXP Pro SP2 and Office 2003.
Same configuration as before I reformatted except I am not using Norton Antivirus.
I have my notebook power options set to:
10 minutes for screensaver
15 minutes for monitor shutoff
1 hour for hibernation

Since I refromatted last Sunday my computer has not gone into hibernation. Does anyone know what may be causing the problem?

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  1. Is that in the windows power manager or a power manager that came with your laptop. Do you have that set to go into hibernation when on both battery and ac power?

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  2. I'm using Windows power management accessed through Display Properties.
    I have same settings for battery and AC power.

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  3. Bump
    I have had no luck using MS Knowledge Base.

    Has anyone had any problems the auto hibernation feature after a Windows update?

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  4. Must be an odd problem. Couldn't find anything on the web about the problem. Even asked the IT tech at work about the problem and he didn't know what would cause the problem
    Anyway I did figure out on my own what was wrong.
    In Display Properties
    Click on Screen Saver Tab
    Click on Power Button to open Power Options Properties
    Click on Advanced Tab
    In Power Button Options
    Choose Hibernation in the text boxes for the following:
    "When I Close The Lid On My Portable Computer" and
    "When I Press The Sleep Button On My Computer"
    I have no idea why choosing hibernation for these options is related to making the computer hibernate after one hour of inactivity. It doesn't make any sense to me why these power button options would affect activity power options.


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  5. My guess it that power management issues the same command event that is issued when you press the sleep button.
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