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No Standby in Safe Mode?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ed from AZ, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Ed from AZ

    Ed from AZ Flightless Bird

    I've had an on-going frustration with my laptop (Dell D600 Latitude
    running XP Pro SP 3)- there are many times I use it that I do not want
    my WiFi network services or "protection programs" (AVG free, Spyware
    terminator, ZoneAlarm) loaded. I'm going to sit at home and dink a
    bit, or use a VB program I wrote at church.

    The church scenario is especially bad. The protection prgrams want to
    touch every file and scan it, periodically call home for updates, run
    whole computer scans, etc. Really slows the machine down. So I would
    start it up at home, wait for it to finish loading, and shut the
    programs down (Fn+F2 kills the WiFi, ZoneAlarm - stop all internet
    activity, Spyware & AVG - stop all scans, monitering, etc), and load
    my VB program. Then I could shut down to Standby, take it to church,
    pop it open and it's ready to go.

    A real D'oh!! moment over the weekend when it dawned on my that I can
    start up in Safe mode, have no WiFi or other programs load on start,
    and still run my VB. It seemed like the perfect answer!! (Right in
    front of me the whole time, naturally!)

    But I don't have Stand By in the Shut Down menu on Safe Mode. Is
    there a way to add this in? Or maybe invoke it with a script or other
    method?

    Ed
     
  2. thecreator

    thecreator Flightless Bird

    Hi Ed,

    You can use msconfig to convert Normal Mode to a Clean Mode and have
    Standby.

    Open msconfig.
    Click Services Click or Check Hide All Microsoft Services. Now click
    Disable All. Click Apply. Click OK.
    Click Startup. Click Disable All, then click what Startup programs you
    still want. Click Apply. Click OK.
    Click OK. Click OK. Click Restart.


    --
    thecreator




    "Ed from AZ" <prof_ofwhat@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:fc26a284-3856-499d-8187-7cef7d7b7e11@v12g2000prb.googlegroups.com...
    > I've had an on-going frustration with my laptop (Dell D600 Latitude
    > running XP Pro SP 3)- there are many times I use it that I do not want
    > my WiFi network services or "protection programs" (AVG free, Spyware
    > terminator, ZoneAlarm) loaded. I'm going to sit at home and dink a
    > bit, or use a VB program I wrote at church.
    >
    > The church scenario is especially bad. The protection prgrams want to
    > touch every file and scan it, periodically call home for updates, run
    > whole computer scans, etc. Really slows the machine down. So I would
    > start it up at home, wait for it to finish loading, and shut the
    > programs down (Fn+F2 kills the WiFi, ZoneAlarm - stop all internet
    > activity, Spyware & AVG - stop all scans, monitering, etc), and load
    > my VB program. Then I could shut down to Standby, take it to church,
    > pop it open and it's ready to go.
    >
    > A real D'oh!! moment over the weekend when it dawned on my that I can
    > start up in Safe mode, have no WiFi or other programs load on start,
    > and still run my VB. It seemed like the perfect answer!! (Right in
    > front of me the whole time, naturally!)
    >
    > But I don't have Stand By in the Shut Down menu on Safe Mode. Is
    > there a way to add this in? Or maybe invoke it with a script or other
    > method?
    >
    > Ed
     
  3. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jun 1, 10:31 am, Ed from AZ <prof_ofw...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > I've had an on-going frustration with my laptop (Dell D600 Latitude
    > running XP Pro SP 3)- there are many times I use it that I do not want
    > my WiFi network services or "protection programs" (AVG free, Spyware
    > terminator, ZoneAlarm) loaded.  I'm going to sit at home and dink a
    > bit, or use a VB program I wrote at church.
    >
    > The church scenario is especially bad.  The protection prgrams want to
    > touch every file and scan it, periodically call home for updates, run
    > whole computer scans, etc.  Really slows the machine down.  So I would
    > start it up at home, wait for it to finish loading, and shut the
    > programs down (Fn+F2 kills the WiFi, ZoneAlarm - stop all internet
    > activity, Spyware & AVG - stop all scans, monitering, etc), and load
    > my VB program.  Then I could shut down to Standby, take it to church,
    > pop it open and it's ready to go.
    >
    > A real D'oh!! moment over the weekend when it dawned on my that I can
    > start up in Safe mode, have no WiFi or other programs load on start,
    > and still run my VB.  It seemed like the perfect answer!!  (Right in
    > front of me the whole time, naturally!)
    >
    > But I don't have Stand By in the Shut Down menu on Safe Mode.  Is
    > there a way to add this in?  Or maybe invoke it with a script or other
    > method?
    >
    > Ed


    Do you mean to say that when you boot in Safe Mode, you have Stand By
    in the Turn off computer menu but the Stand By button is not enabled
    (clickable)?

    What is you had two configurations that you could choose when you boot
    - one that would run everything normally and a second one for your
    drinking time that just enables the things you want?
     
  4. Ed from AZ

    Ed from AZ Flightless Bird

    Using msconfig - unless I could script it or save the "Clean Mode" as
    a start-up option - would take more time and clicks than simply
    letting it boot normally then using one or two clicks per icon to turn
    things off. Can I save that other config as a boot option?

    Ed

    On Jun 1, 8:13 am, "thecreator" <thecrea...@home.com> wrote:
    > Hi Ed,
    >
    >     You can use msconfig to convert Normal Mode to a Clean Mode and have
    > Standby.
    >
    >     Open msconfig.
    >     Click Services Click or Check Hide All Microsoft Services. Now click
    > Disable All. Click Apply. Click OK.
    >     Click Startup. Click Disable All, then click what Startup programs you
    > still want. Click Apply. Click OK.
    >     Click OK. Click OK. Click Restart.
    >
    > --
    > thecreator
    >
    > "Ed from AZ" <prof_ofw...@yahoo.com> wrote in messagenews:fc26a284-3856-499d-8187-7cef7d7b7e11@v12g2000prb.googlegroups.com...
    >
    >
    >
    > > I've had an on-going frustration with my laptop (Dell D600 Latitude
    > > running XP Pro SP 3)- there are many times I use it that I do not want
    > > my WiFi network services or "protection programs" (AVG free, Spyware
    > > terminator, ZoneAlarm) loaded.  I'm going to sit at home and dink a
    > > bit, or use a VB program I wrote at church.

    >
    > > The church scenario is especially bad.  The protection prgrams want to
    > > touch every file and scan it, periodically call home for updates, run
    > > whole computer scans, etc.  Really slows the machine down.  So I would
    > > start it up at home, wait for it to finish loading, and shut the
    > > programs down (Fn+F2 kills the WiFi, ZoneAlarm - stop all internet
    > > activity, Spyware & AVG - stop all scans, monitering, etc), and load
    > > my VB program.  Then I could shut down to Standby, take it to church,
    > > pop it open and it's ready to go.

    >
    > > A real D'oh!! moment over the weekend when it dawned on my that I can
    > > start up in Safe mode, have no WiFi or other programs load on start,
    > > and still run my VB.  It seemed like the perfect answer!!  (Right in
    > > front of me the whole time, naturally!)

    >
    > > But I don't have Stand By in the Shut Down menu on Safe Mode.  Is
    > > there a way to add this in?  Or maybe invoke it with a script or other
    > > method?

    >
    > > Ed- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -
     
  5. Ed from AZ

    Ed from AZ Flightless Bird

    > Do you mean to say that when you boot in Safe Mode, you have Stand By
    > in the Turn off computer menu but the Stand By button is not enabled
    > (clickable)?


    Sorry - in Safe mode, the Standby option is not in the drop-down menu
    for Start button >> Shut Down.

    > What if you had two configurations that you could choose when you boot
    > - one that would run everything normally and a second one for your
    > dinking time that just enables the things you want?


    I'd love it!! Don't know how to set it up, and don't want to spend an
    extra 20-30 minutes tweaking every time I use it. That just defeats
    the purpose.

    I had thought of uninstalling ZoneAlarm, etc and then creating a
    second user and reinstalling the programs just under that user. Don't
    know if that owuld do the trick. Lotta work if it doesn't.

    Ed

    On Jun 1, 9:16 am, Jose <jose_e...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Jun 1, 10:31 am, Ed from AZ <prof_ofw...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I've had an on-going frustration with my laptop (Dell D600 Latitude
    > > running XP Pro SP 3)- there are many times I use it that I do not want
    > > my WiFi network services or "protection programs" (AVG free, Spyware
    > > terminator, ZoneAlarm) loaded.  I'm going to sit at home and dink a
    > > bit, or use a VB program I wrote at church.

    >
    > > The church scenario is especially bad.  The protection prgrams want to
    > > touch every file and scan it, periodically call home for updates, run
    > > whole computer scans, etc.  Really slows the machine down.  So I would
    > > start it up at home, wait for it to finish loading, and shut the
    > > programs down (Fn+F2 kills the WiFi, ZoneAlarm - stop all internet
    > > activity, Spyware & AVG - stop all scans, monitering, etc), and load
    > > my VB program.  Then I could shut down to Standby, take it to church,
    > > pop it open and it's ready to go.

    >
    > > A real D'oh!! moment over the weekend when it dawned on my that I can
    > > start up in Safe mode, have no WiFi or other programs load on start,
    > > and still run my VB.  It seemed like the perfect answer!!  (Right in
    > > front of me the whole time, naturally!)

    >
    > > But I don't have Stand By in the Shut Down menu on Safe Mode.  Is
    > > there a way to add this in?  Or maybe invoke it with a script or other
    > > method?

    >
    > > Ed

    >
    > Do you mean to say that when you boot in Safe Mode, you have Stand By
    > in the Turn off computer menu but the Stand By button is not enabled
    > (clickable)?
    >
    > What is you had two configurations that you could choose when you boot
    > - one that would run everything normally and a second one for your
    > drinking time that just enables the things you want?- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -
     
  6. Db

    Db Flightless Bird

    what you can do is to
    utilize the "start up"
    folder under program
    files start menu

    and place programs you
    want started with the desktop
    for a particular login.

    then for another login
    leave the startup folder
    blank.

    to populate a startup
    folder with programs
    that are to launch with
    a certain login,

    you can open up the
    msconfig console and
    basically move the programs
    under the startup tab to the
    startup folder,

    sort of speak.

    --
    --
    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx


    "Ed from AZ" <prof_ofwhat@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:fc26a284-3856-499d-8187-7cef7d7b7e11@v12g2000prb.googlegroups.com...
    > I've had an on-going frustration with my laptop (Dell D600 Latitude
    > running XP Pro SP 3)- there are many times I use it that I do not want
    > my WiFi network services or "protection programs" (AVG free, Spyware
    > terminator, ZoneAlarm) loaded. I'm going to sit at home and dink a
    > bit, or use a VB program I wrote at church.
    >
    > The church scenario is especially bad. The protection prgrams want to
    > touch every file and scan it, periodically call home for updates, run
    > whole computer scans, etc. Really slows the machine down. So I would
    > start it up at home, wait for it to finish loading, and shut the
    > programs down (Fn+F2 kills the WiFi, ZoneAlarm - stop all internet
    > activity, Spyware & AVG - stop all scans, monitering, etc), and load
    > my VB program. Then I could shut down to Standby, take it to church,
    > pop it open and it's ready to go.
    >
    > A real D'oh!! moment over the weekend when it dawned on my that I can
    > start up in Safe mode, have no WiFi or other programs load on start,
    > and still run my VB. It seemed like the perfect answer!! (Right in
    > front of me the whole time, naturally!)
    >
    > But I don't have Stand By in the Shut Down menu on Safe Mode. Is
    > there a way to add this in? Or maybe invoke it with a script or other
    > method?
    >
    > Ed
     
  7. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Look into Hardware Profiles, search your Windows Help for more
    information or read here:

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/hardware_profiles.html
    Windows XP Hardware Profiles - Little known goodies

    Ken Salter's FSAutoStart might just be the tool for you, this was
    written for Flight Sim users who need to squeeze as much power as
    possible out of their machines to run the game but it can be used for
    all kinds of other similar needs:

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download5746.html

    John

    Ed from AZ wrote:
    > I've had an on-going frustration with my laptop (Dell D600 Latitude
    > running XP Pro SP 3)- there are many times I use it that I do not want
    > my WiFi network services or "protection programs" (AVG free, Spyware
    > terminator, ZoneAlarm) loaded. I'm going to sit at home and dink a
    > bit, or use a VB program I wrote at church.
    >
    > The church scenario is especially bad. The protection prgrams want to
    > touch every file and scan it, periodically call home for updates, run
    > whole computer scans, etc. Really slows the machine down. So I would
    > start it up at home, wait for it to finish loading, and shut the
    > programs down (Fn+F2 kills the WiFi, ZoneAlarm - stop all internet
    > activity, Spyware & AVG - stop all scans, monitering, etc), and load
    > my VB program. Then I could shut down to Standby, take it to church,
    > pop it open and it's ready to go.
    >
    > A real D'oh!! moment over the weekend when it dawned on my that I can
    > start up in Safe mode, have no WiFi or other programs load on start,
    > and still run my VB. It seemed like the perfect answer!! (Right in
    > front of me the whole time, naturally!)
    >
    > But I don't have Stand By in the Shut Down menu on Safe Mode. Is
    > there a way to add this in? Or maybe invoke it with a script or other
    > method?
    >
    > Ed
     
  8. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Why not create a separate "Clean Boot" profile and use it in those
    instances you cite below?

    Ed from AZ wrote:
    > Using msconfig - unless I could script it or save the "Clean Mode" as
    > a start-up option - would take more time and clicks than simply
    > letting it boot normally then using one or two clicks per icon to turn
    > things off. Can I save that other config as a boot option?
    >
    > Ed
    >
    > On Jun 1, 8:13 am, "thecreator" <thecrea...@home.com> wrote:
    >> Hi Ed,
    >>
    >> You can use msconfig to convert Normal Mode to a Clean Mode and have
    >> Standby.
    >>
    >> Open msconfig.
    >> Click Services Click or Check Hide All Microsoft Services. Now click
    >> Disable All. Click Apply. Click OK.
    >> Click Startup. Click Disable All, then click what Startup programs
    >> you
    >> still want. Click Apply. Click OK.
    >> Click OK. Click OK. Click Restart.
    >>
    >> --
    >> thecreator
    >>
    >> "Ed from AZ" <prof_ofw...@yahoo.com> wrote in
    >> messagenews:fc26a284-3856-499d-8187-7cef7d7b7e11@v12g2000prb.googlegroups.com...
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> I've had an on-going frustration with my laptop (Dell D600 Latitude
    >>> running XP Pro SP 3)- there are many times I use it that I do not
    >>> want my WiFi network services or "protection programs" (AVG free,
    >>> Spyware terminator, ZoneAlarm) loaded. I'm going to sit at home and
    >>> dink a bit, or use a VB program I wrote at church.

    >>
    >>> The church scenario is especially bad. The protection prgrams want
    >>> to touch every file and scan it, periodically call home for
    >>> updates, run whole computer scans, etc. Really slows the machine
    >>> down. So I would start it up at home, wait for it to finish
    >>> loading, and shut the programs down (Fn+F2 kills the WiFi,
    >>> ZoneAlarm - stop all internet activity, Spyware & AVG - stop all
    >>> scans, monitering, etc), and load my VB program. Then I could shut
    >>> down to Standby, take it to church, pop it open and it's ready to
    >>> go.

    >>
    >>> A real D'oh!! moment over the weekend when it dawned on my that I
    >>> can start up in Safe mode, have no WiFi or other programs load on
    >>> start, and still run my VB. It seemed like the perfect answer!!
    >>> (Right in front of me the whole time, naturally!)

    >>
    >>> But I don't have Stand By in the Shut Down menu on Safe Mode. Is
    >>> there a way to add this in? Or maybe invoke it with a script or
    >>> other method?

    >>
    >>> Ed- Hide quoted text -

    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -
     
  9. Ed from AZ

    Ed from AZ Flightless Bird

    >> Why not create a separate "Clean Boot" profile and
    >> use it in those instances you cite below?


    Any chance it would be as simple as copying the current user folder
    and renaming it, then modifying that one? 8>}

    John - Thanks for those links! I think you may have answered my
    question above!

    Ed
     
  10. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jun 1, 12:57 pm, Ed from AZ <prof_ofw...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > Do you mean to say that when you boot in Safe Mode, you have Stand By
    > > in the Turn off computer menu but the Stand By button is not enabled
    > > (clickable)?

    >
    > Sorry - in Safe mode, the Standby option is not in the drop-down menu
    > for Start button >> Shut Down.
    >
    > > What if you had two configurations that you could choose when you boot
    > > - one that would run everything normally and a second one for your
    > > dinking time that just enables the things you want?

    >
    > I'd love it!!  Don't know how to set it up, and don't want to spend an
    > extra 20-30 minutes tweaking every time I use it.  That just defeats
    > the purpose.
    >
    > I had thought of uninstalling ZoneAlarm, etc and then creating a
    > second user and reinstalling the programs just under that user.  Don't
    > know if that owuld do the trick.  Lotta work if it doesn't.
    >
    > Ed
    >
    > On Jun 1, 9:16 am, Jose <jose_e...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jun 1, 10:31 am, Ed from AZ <prof_ofw...@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > I've had an on-going frustration with my laptop (Dell D600 Latitude
    > > > running XP Pro SP 3)- there are many times I use it that I do not want
    > > > my WiFi network services or "protection programs" (AVG free, Spyware
    > > > terminator, ZoneAlarm) loaded.  I'm going to sit at home and dink a
    > > > bit, or use a VB program I wrote at church.

    >
    > > > The church scenario is especially bad.  The protection prgrams wantto
    > > > touch every file and scan it, periodically call home for updates, run
    > > > whole computer scans, etc.  Really slows the machine down.  So I would
    > > > start it up at home, wait for it to finish loading, and shut the
    > > > programs down (Fn+F2 kills the WiFi, ZoneAlarm - stop all internet
    > > > activity, Spyware & AVG - stop all scans, monitering, etc), and load
    > > > my VB program.  Then I could shut down to Standby, take it to church,
    > > > pop it open and it's ready to go.

    >
    > > > A real D'oh!! moment over the weekend when it dawned on my that I can
    > > > start up in Safe mode, have no WiFi or other programs load on start,
    > > > and still run my VB.  It seemed like the perfect answer!!  (Rightin
    > > > front of me the whole time, naturally!)

    >
    > > > But I don't have Stand By in the Shut Down menu on Safe Mode.  Is
    > > > there a way to add this in?  Or maybe invoke it with a script or other
    > > > method?

    >
    > > > Ed

    >
    > > Do you mean to say that when you boot in Safe Mode, you have Stand By
    > > in the Turn off computer menu but the Stand By button is not enabled
    > > (clickable)?

    >
    > > What is you had two configurations that you could choose when you boot
    > > - one that would run everything normally and a second one for your
    > > drinking time that just enables the things you want?- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > - Show quoted text -


    Sounds like you are on your way.

    I think of Safe Mode is a debugging tool - not a way to run things.
    When you boot Safe Mode, it uses a minimal configuration and that does
    not include your video drivers that you would normally use in a
    regular boot.

    Lot of things don't work in Safe Mode because they are not supposed to
    work - that is not how Safe Mode was designed to be used.

    Sometimes when folks see the Stand By or Hibernate options missing or
    grayed out, chances are pretty good they do not have the correct video
    drivers so updating them will fix the issue.

    Sometimes you will see advice to "Try to run sfc /scannow in Safe
    Mode" - a trial and error troubleshooting method, but sfc /scannow
    will not run in Safe Mode - it is not supposed to. Try it and you
    will see this:

    Windows File Protection could not initiate a scan of protected system
    files.
    The specific error code is 0x000006ba [The RPC server is
    unavailable.].

    You cannot start the RPC Server in Safe Mode either.

    You could however run sfc /scanonce to initial a /scannow on the next
    reboot:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310747/en

    That advice always cracks me up.

    You may also wan to look at the consequences of enabling so much
    (perhaps too much) protection in your anti-whatever you are running
    applications. Enabling all scanning options comes at a price - and
    that price is a performance hit.

    Some people think enabling things like email scanning is not
    necessary:

    Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email:

    http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm

    I would lean towards two profiles/logins. One for when you are
    drinking and one when you are not drinking. Oh - you said
    "dinking"...

    You may have to reinstall some things to make it "easy", but live and
    learn with new ideas and second thoughts just makes you smarter.
     
  11. Ed from AZ

    Ed from AZ Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the reply, Jose.

    On Jun 1, 5:47 pm, Jose <jose_e...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > I think of Safe Mode is a debugging tool - not a way to run things.
    > When you boot Safe Mode, it uses a minimal configuration and that does
    > not include your video drivers that you would normally use in a
    > regular boot.


    That would be fine for what I do at church. But I would probably miss
    some functions at home "dinking" around (as in puttering, doing this
    'n that, playing a game or two - not a typo as I don't do the
    "drinking" thing).

    > You may also wan to look at the consequences of enabling so much
    > (perhaps too much) protection in your anti-whatever you are running
    > applications.  Enabling all scanning options comes at a price - and
    > that price is a performance hit.


    Which is why I try to turn a lot of it off when I know I'm not going
    to need it - like when I'm not on the 'net or using any files other
    than what's already on my machine and already scanned to death!

    > I would lean towards two profiles/logins.  
    > You may have to reinstall some things to make it "easy", but live and
    > learn with new ideas and second thoughts just makes you smarter.


    Learning and getting smarter is always my preferred choice!
    Thanks to all for the learning!!

    Ed
     
  12. Creative_Ideas

    Creative_Ideas Flightless Bird

    Hi Ed from AZ,

    You basically nailed it. What You See Is What You Get. Safe mode is
    meant as a fail safe way to get back into your PC in case you are having
    errors with software, video problems, etc. Stand By is just another one
    of those programs that will get forgotten in safe mode.


    Creative_Ideas
     
  13. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    There's no way I know to call the system into "Standby" mode.

    I know how to invoke "Hibernate" from the command-line (cmd.exe) or "Run"
    box :


    RUNDLL32.EXE PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState


    ....but again, as for sending it into "Standby" mode, I downloaded a great
    little (yet very powerful) tool called "NirCMD.exe" which, amongst it's
    myriad functions, is a call for system "Standby" :


    nircmd.exe standby force


    ....you can download the nircmd.exe utility by clicking on the link below :

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.zip

    Just open the archive and copy the contents into your C:/WINDOWS directory.
    You should then run the command to send the system into standby.

    I can't see why it wouldn't still work in safe-mode, but I haven't tried it
    so I don't know.

    Worth a try... if it does work, you could paste the command into a new
    shortcut, so you could have a one-click-standby mode from the desktop...

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "Ed from AZ" <prof_ofwhat@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:fc26a284-3856-499d-8187-7cef7d7b7e11@v12g2000prb.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > < clipped >
    >
    > But I don't have Stand By in the Shut Down menu on Safe Mode. Is
    > there a way to add this in? Or maybe invoke it with a script or other
    > method?
    >
    > Ed
     
  14. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jun 2, 7:25 pm, "Tim Meddick" <timmedd...@o2.co.uk> wrote:
    > There's no way I know to call the system into "Standby" mode.
    >
    > I know how to invoke "Hibernate" from the command-line (cmd.exe) or "Run"
    > box :
    >
    > RUNDLL32.EXE  PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState
    >
    > ...but again, as for sending it into "Standby" mode, I downloaded a great
    > little (yet very powerful) tool called "NirCMD.exe" which, amongst it's
    > myriad functions, is a call for system "Standby" :
    >
    > nircmd.exe standby force
    >
    > ...you can download the nircmd.exe utility by clicking on the link below :
    >
    > http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.zip
    >
    > Just open the archive and copy the contents into your C:/WINDOWS directory.
    > You should then run the command to send the system into standby.
    >
    > I can't see why it wouldn't still work in safe-mode, but I haven't tried it
    > so I don't know.
    >
    > Worth a try...   if it does work, you could paste the command into a new
    > shortcut, so you could have a one-click-standby mode from the desktop...
    >
    > ==
    >
    > Cheers,    Tim Meddick,    Peckham, London.    :)
    >
    > "Ed from AZ" <prof_ofw...@yahoo.com> wrote in messagenews:fc26a284-3856-499d-8187-7cef7d7b7e11@v12g2000prb.googlegroups.com...
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > < clipped >

    >
    > > But I don't have Stand By in the Shut Down menu on Safe Mode.  Is
    > > there a way to add this in?  Or maybe invoke it with a script or other
    > > method?

    >
    > > Ed


    Even that rundll32 command will not work in Safe Mode (at least for
    me). I already tried it. If it worked I would have suggested
    somebody help write a batch file or something to a shortcut.

    Does it work for you in Safe Mode - even invoking hibernate from Safe
    Mode (did you actually try it).

    Does your nircmd work in Safe Mode? I have that nircmd somewhere...

    Stand By seems to be risky too me anyway, so I will never use it or
    recommend it. It had it's day though.

    I am a chronic hibernator.(but not in Safe Mode).
     
  15. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Tim Meddick wrote:
    > There's no way I know to call the system into "Standby" mode.


    You have to disable Hibernate then your command will put the computer
    into standby:

    Powercfg /h off
    (Hibernate is disabled)

    RUNDLL32.EXE PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState
    (the computer will go into stand by)

    --------------------------------------------------

    Powercfg /h on
    (Hibernate is enabled)

    RUNDLL32.EXE PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState
    (the computer will hibernate)

    John
     
  16. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    Well, thanks, I didn't actually know that....

    But, don't you think that it's cheating a little bit?

    If you wanted the ability to call either function at any time, without
    having to remember to enable /disable / re-enable hibernate-mode, then you
    could just do the simple little thing I advised, and download the
    NirCMD.exe utility, and execute either :

    RUNDLL32.EXE PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState
    To (as is natural) place PC in hibernate (S3) mode.

    ....or...

    nircmd.exe standby force
    To (without having to "disable" anything) place the PC into suspend (S1)
    state.

    Again; download the simple [free] and powerful NirCMD.exe utility :
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.zip

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    news:u0Gy9nrALHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Tim Meddick wrote:
    >> There's no way I know to call the system into "Standby" mode.

    >
    > You have to disable Hibernate then your command will put the computer
    > into standby:
    >
    > Powercfg /h off
    > (Hibernate is disabled)
    >
    > RUNDLL32.EXE PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState
    > (the computer will go into stand by)
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------
    >
    > Powercfg /h on
    > (Hibernate is enabled)
    >
    > RUNDLL32.EXE PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState
    > (the computer will hibernate)
    >
    > John
     

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