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Standby no longer works

By domer7
Nov 24, 2007
  1. My computer no longer goes into Standby mode when I select Start - Turn Off Computer - Standby, where the Power Supply powers down. This happened seeral months ago when I was getting a glitch at startup that eventually was traced to a defective power supply. I put in an undersized loaner (350W) until I could buy and install a new PS. I assumed the inability to go to Standby was a power supply issue. Today I installed a new Hiper 530W PS and still cannot get it to go to standby mode. I have checked the Power Options in Control Panel and under Power Schemes - System Standby, Never is the option selected. I am going to try to select "After 5 Hours" and see if that affects the Standby mode.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated

    I have an ASUS A8V Deluxe MB running Windows XP Home, 2 GB RAM, AMD 64, Socket 939 3300+ CPU with two internal IDE hard drives and one external USB Drive.

    Thanks, domer
     
  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 356

    Some process is running that is preventing stand by (you knew that:blackeye: )

    - go into the task manager and end all non Microsoft processes,then try stand by.

    - disconnect from WAN then LAN

    - roll back any hardware or software changes,or Windows updates or BIOS setttings.

    - disable screensaver.
     
  3. domer7

    domer7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thaks for the reply.

    Without the processes being readily identified as Microsoft processe, how do I determine which ones are or aren't?
     
  4. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 356

    Go into msconfig start up tab and uncheck everything except the firewall,

    (the firewall may not be in there,it might be run as a service)

    then restart the computer,then try stand-by.

    If that doesn`t work go back to msconfig click on the Services tab,

    then put a check in the "Hide all Microsoft services" box then

    uncheck the ones left.Apply/restart computer.
     
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