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Win XP SP3 no longer goes into standby, just returns to normal operation


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#1 techtragedy

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 01:56 AM

Until recently I was able to put my pc into standby. But now whenever I try to it shows the "preparing to stand by" dialogue, then shortly thereafter my desktop pops back up, and my wireless network connection reconnects. It's as though it begins to enter standby and immediately resumes normal operation as if resuming from standby. I haven't really made any changes to my config or startup or any other OS-related stuff, other than downloading and installing XP security and other updates through automatic updates. The most recent changes I have made in regards to software is install Nero 8, and demo versions of Slysoft AnyDVD and Elaborate Bytes CloneDVD2. I have done a scan of my system with both Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and it doesn't seem to be infected with anything. Can anyone please help me resolve this issue? I would seriously appreciate it. Thanks!

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:36 PM

Standby/hibernate do not play well with corrupted video drivers
I would try replacing/updating yours
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 02:40 PM

Another possibility:
Start, Control panel, Hardware, Devices
Fiind the network adapter
Right click for properties, Power Management
Perhaps something (update?) changed settings here for "Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby".
If checked, I would uncheck it an try again.




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