:-| Just switched from win 98 to win xp, but my computer won't go into standby (the option isn't there, even though I could put it in standby with 98) and, when I try to put it into hibernation, a screen comes up real fast for about 2 seconds with a lot of text on it, then the machine just reboots.

Any ideas - thanks

What kind of text is displayed? What are the specs on the system? What devices are installed on the system? What programs are installed?

Have you installed the latest chipset drivers for your system? Checked that APM or ACPI is enabled in the BIOS?

There are any number of things that could be causing this to happen. We just need more information to help you out.