Cannot get pc out of standby using mouse/keyboard

By AStrandHolm
Nov 8, 2006
  1. Hi.
    I can put my XP Pro computer in standby using the sleep button on my MS
    wireless keyboard. But I cannot get it out of standby using the space bar or
    the mouse. I have checked everything: Both keyboard and mouse (the wireless
    receiver) are plugged into the PS/2 ports - In BIOS SETUP APM both mouse and
    keyboard are enabled to power up the computer when in standby. In the
    hardware Power Management tab is checked "Allow this device to bring the
    computer out of standby" for both mouse and keyboard. I notice when I put the
    pc in Standby using the Sleep button on my keyboard, the light indicator on
    the wireless receiver turns off. The only way to get the computer out of
    Standby is to press the power button. What did I miss in my troubleshooting ?
    It is a fairly new PC and the Motherboard BIOS is updated. I simply vant figure out why the power to the mouse/keyboard receiver is turned off when the PC goes into standby(??)

    I would really
    appreciate if some one could help or give me a hint!

    Thanks, Anders
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    I guess that when they designed the system they never thought anyone would be using a wireless KB and Mouse, have you tried a wired KB and Mouse to see if it works with them..?

  3. AStrandHolm

    AStrandHolm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hello - and thanks for your reply.
    To the best of my recollection I did that shortly after purchasing my new computer.
    However, I will have to try this out again.

    It is a mystery why the power is turned off to the wireless KB/Mouse receiver (green indicator turns off) when I put the PC on standby...this must be caused by the mainboard on the PS/2 ports but in SETUP the APM is on and power up options for mouse and keyboard are enabled. BIOS is updated to the most recent one. ....
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