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Stand by doesn't work


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#1 shortmantuff

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:02 PM

I used to be able to put my computer into stand by mode. Now, every time I press it nothing happens. Any suggestion?

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 07:15 PM

Check your Power Settings in Control Panel.

Those options should be under the Advanced tab in a window just like this:

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It should allow you to chose things like: pressing the power button activates Stand-by, etc...

Can you still do it through the Start Menu? Or is that what you were trying to begin with (you didn't specify what you were pressing)?
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 11:09 AM

Check your Power Settings in Control Panel.

Those options should be under the Advanced tab in a window just like this:

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It should allow you to chose things like: pressing the power button activates Stand-by, etc...

Can you still do it through the Start Menu? Or is that what you were trying to begin with (you didn't specify what you were pressing)?


Yeah, I have it enabled to when I press Sleep through the start menu to go in stand by mode. But when I press it, nothing happens. I also have when I press the power button once (not hold it) on the tower to go to stand by mode but that doesn't go into stand by mode either. This happened to my hibernation a long time ago where I lost the ability to go into that mode, and now I can't do stand by either.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 11:10 AM

Sorry about the delayed response. I went on Spring Break and didn't have a computer available.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 11:34 AM

Hmm...the only thing I can think of checking would be your graphics card drivers. Go to your manufacturer's website and download the latest XP drivers for your model (of computer, or just of graphics card if it's a homemade PC).

The biggest problem behind Stand-by and Hibernate is most often faulty drivers. Reinstalling/updating usually solves it. If not, then you'll have to take more drastic measures (maybe a clean install).

But try updating first, and see what happens. :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:26 PM

I went to AMD/ATI website. They no longer update the driver unless there is something critical to update, so I cannot update it.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 02:09 AM

Well, just reinstall it. It can't hurt to try. Sometimes that is enough to fix the problem.
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Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:30 AM

Well, I'm not that tech savvy so how would I go about that? You're just talking about reinstalling the driver correct? Not a clean install?

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 02:25 PM

Yes, just reinstall the driver. Download it again off the manufacturer's website and install it. That's what it means to reinstall. You're just installing it again. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 03:25 PM

Yes, just reinstall the driver. Download it again off the manufacturer's website and install it. That's what it means to reinstall. You're just installing it again. :thumbsup:


Okay, so I updated the driver through Emachine's (Gateway's) website. The weird thing is is when I looked up the driver to update on ATI website it was saying to update to version 2.000 (Not .000 but version 2.'something' nonetheless). The Driver I installed was ATI VGA Driver Version 6.14.10.6525. Then, when I pressed automatically update in device manager it showed version 8.231.000 in Windows update, so I updated to this driver. I just find it weird that the versions jumped from 2 to 6 and then to 8 within a year (this latest version, 8.231.000 is from 2006 and the one I had previously installed was from 2005). The somewhat good news is before when I would press standby it would just go back to the desktop and do nothing. Now when I press it, it goes to the blue screen where it says "Preparing to standby" and then shuts down. But immediately after the screen turns black, it boots back up and goes back to the desktop. So it still won't standby but before I wouldn't even get the message "Preparing for standby" so I figure its a driver problem but its still not fixed. Hope this isn't too confusing to understand.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:02 PM

Some device is waking it up.
Perhaps you could check power options behind some devices.
My computer, Properties, Hardware, Devices, Network adapters
Select the one(s) that you use
Right click, Properties, Power Management
UNCHECK "Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby."

Hope this helps :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:46 PM

Yeah, it's probably just your mouse. Uncheck the box tos226 told you about on your mouse, keyboard, and network adapter (in the Device Manager).
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:19 PM

Mouse is a possiblility. There was once an old MS advisory to not touch the mouse as you go into standby. How can that be accomplished is beyond me, but that's what they said.

I'd also be looking into other devices that might be preventing standby - Modem? USB Root Hub(s)?

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:43 PM

Not being able to enter Stand By (button doesn't work), no Hibernate option on Shift/Stand By, it used to work until... frequently are video driver related - especially when it used to work and there has been adjustments to your video drivers apparently, but we don't even know what you have now.

Please provide additional information about your system and you can get some better advice.

Click Start, Run and in the box enter:

msinfo32

Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select All, Copy and then paste the information back here.

There will be some personal information (like System Name and User Name), and whatever appears to be private information to you, just delete it from the pasted information.

This will minimize back and forth Q&A and eliminate guesswork.

For video driver information, expand the Components, click Display, click Edit, Select All, Copy and then paste the information.

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 04:52 PM

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Model T6524
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2188 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 7/21/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 234.69 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.11 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

VIDEO DRIVER

Name MSI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5954&SUBSYS_71411462&REV_00\4&D623FAE&0&2808
Adapter Type ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series (0x5954), ATI Technologies Inc. compatible
Adapter Description MSI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series
Adapter RAM 128.00 MB (134,217,728 bytes)
Installed Drivers ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version 6.14.10.6601
INF File oem60.inf (ati2mtag_RS480 section)
Color Planes 1
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1024 x 768 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF
I/O Port 0x0000EF00-0x0000EFFF
Memory Address 0xFDDF0000-0xFDDFFFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 17
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\ati2mtag.sys (6.14.10.6601, 1.44 MB (1,505,792 bytes), 8/2/2006 6:07 PM)




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