Can't Put into Stand-By

I have built a new PC around the Windows XP SP3. I can't get the Stand-by button out of grey mode. In my prvious machine using SP2 (from the same activation key) I had use of Hibernation and Stand-by. Why is it greyed now. Anything to do with SP3?
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  1. have you checked your power settings in your BIOS and in the control panel
  2. Emerald said:
    have you checked your power settings in your BIOS and in the control panel


    Yes I have checked them. I forgot to mention that I am using a new mobo as well; the Gigabyte GA-880-GA-UD3H. Could that be leading to a problem? Thanks for your help.
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