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Need help: Windows XP won't remain in standby. What options?


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#1 atwnsw

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 08:12 PM

I have XP and have checked msconfig. I have a total of 15 programs running in msconfig and have played with them trying to put the computer in standby mode. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find out which program (assuming 1 of 15) is causing it to startup again.

Since the computer starts up randomly (not always immediately), I don't know what else to do.

Is there a piece of third party software that I can buy to put the computer in standby mode?

What other ideas as I don't want to keep shutting the computer down permanently and leaving it on 24/7 isn't my preference either.

Thanks

Anthony

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 09:43 PM

you might also check your networking settings and make sure there's nothing that is set to wake your computer on activity there

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 06:13 AM

Could you please be more specific on "how to check my network settings" to make sure that it doesn't start up on network activity?

I understand the concept but not where/what to check.

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 06:55 AM

you might also check your networking settings and make sure there's nothing that is set to wake your computer on activity there

Can you please walk me through the process of checking my network settings to make sure that isn't the cause of the problem?

"you might also check your networking settings and make sure there's nothing that is set to wake your computer on activity there "

I did go to the BIOS, Power Settings, and disabled "Power by PCI device".
Is that what you are referring to?

Your input is appreciated.

I also unchecked all programs in the msconfig, startup and still have the same problem.

Thanks

Anthony

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 07:04 AM

Okay, please forgive me for not elaborating your earlier request that I provide all the information. I will do my best to answer all your questions:

1)
Software: Advanced/Experienced
Hardware: Novice/Advanced

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Dell 2350, XP, Win v2, 2.2G, 400mhz, 1 GB ram
Cable High speed, PC is wired to router,
Sygate, Norton, Spybot, Adaware

3) I am trying to get the computer to operate in standby mode. I have
disabled all msconfig startup and even gone to the bios, power, and disabled
"power by pci device" (not sure if this would take care of the problem). I
had received a suggestion to make sure the network cards/connection wasn't starting
up the machine. So, I wasn't sure how to do it but tried it this way.

Yes, I have searched google without success.

Hope I answered all of your questions and

APPRECIATE all your help.

Thanks

Anthony

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 09:00 AM

I've used most of the processes that are running on your system at one time or another, and haven't had any problem with any of them.

The one that I suspect is the "Ding" from Southwest - it's designed to stay on all the time - and the updates would be random.
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