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Refusing To Remain In Stand-by


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#1 percypape

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 02:18 AM

I saw that someone else had this problem but that person's problem was a program I don't have. PC refuses to stand-by or hibernate. The longest she'll sleep is about 15 minutes. I don't have the mouse enabled to resume it. This has always been a problem but I never cared until I found out my pc has a design flaw that makes it run too hot. So I can't just leave it on & it's a pain to shut down & start up all the time. I just spent a ton of money replacing the psu so it's really important that I figure out what keeps bringing it out of stand-by/hibernate and why. Not to mention I hate wasting electricity.

It's an HP Pavilion s7220n slimline
Runs Windows XP SP2 firewall enabled
Norton AV 2006 Tech Center Ed. (no spyware func.)
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I ran Xoftspy, spybot s&d, spyware blaster, and Advanced WindowsCare to make sure it wasn't malware. There was some minor stuff but not anymore and windows still resumes itself.
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 02:33 AM

Check this BIOS update it adds support for the M$ always ready feature in xp, this may be your problem.
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 06:36 AM

Check your devices in Device Manager (Start...Run...type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter). What you're looking for is the ability of a device to resume/bring the system out of hibernation. Most commonly it is modems or network adapters that are setup this way - but it could be almost anything doing this.

Also, try selectively disabling the protection programs (only do this when not connected to the internet) to see if it's one of them.

Finally, what happens when you hibernate the system - does it still turn on? If so, then you'd also have to look in the BIOS to see if any of the WakeOn functions are enabled.
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 06:29 PM

Thank you VERY much for all of your help! It certainly was the modem and/or network adapters. BC RULES!!!!




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