In my daily routine I depended very much on Standby previously in XP. Now with Windows 8 I can enable hibernate and it seems to work - startup takes 30 seconds after a shutdown and 15 seconds after an inactivity sleep plus BIOS POST time.
But the equivalent of Standby does not seem to work on my machine - Hibernate is disabled at this point. With SysInternals I get the following:
C:\Users\Administrator>psshutdown -d -t 0
PsShutdown v2.52 - Shutdown, logoff and power manage local and remote systems Copyright (C) 1999-2006 Mark Russinovich Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
Error shutting down system: The request is not supported.
I'm guessing from this that Windows 8 handles my legacy BIOS differently than XP. How would I debug this?