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Computer Won't Enter Standby


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#1 slash_sandman

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 12:57 AM

Hey guys,

My desktop is acting up. In my power options, I have it set to Turn off monitor after 10 minutes and Standby after 15 minutes. Now for the first few days, this worked fine and my computer entered Standby in 15 minutes. But now, it only turns off the monitor after 10 minutes and thats it.

If I enter Standby manually it works without any glitches. I need to be able to let it enter Standby on its own. Any ideas on what I should do?

Thanks in advance guys.

Edited by slash_sandman, 17 August 2008 - 12:58 AM.


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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 07:06 AM

Hello slash_sandman,

Do you have 3rd party software that could influence power options?

Edited by nigglesnush85, 17 August 2008 - 07:10 AM.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 12:09 AM

I don't but I'm not too keen on installing another software just to influence Power Options. I mean if there's no way to fix it then I would consider it.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:47 AM

The event viewer may give some more information.

1. Click Start select run
2. Type eventvwr.exe
3. Press enter
4. Search through the groups for errors and warnings.
5. Double click on each error and or warning.
6. Locate the copy to clipboard button, Posted Image (under the two arrows)
7. Let us know what you find. (paste the results)
Regards,

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:36 PM

Hey did some checking and the computer enters standby if the timer is set to below 10 minutes. If it's above 10 minutes then it wont even initiate the standby process.

Event viewer was clean, it showed nothing.

I think some process which runs every 6-10 minutes is causing the computer to wake, thereby reseting the clock, thus it doesn't enter standby.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 03:47 PM

I would look in Scheduled Tasks located in the control panel to see if there is anything set to run at that interval.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:59 AM

Hey, I checked and I have nothing scheduled to run.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:32 AM

Has the system been updated? service packs and hotfixes? Also have you updated third party software?

http://www.filehippo.com/updatechecker/
https://psi.secunia.com/

Edited by nigglesnush85, 20 August 2008 - 05:34 AM.

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