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Standby -- having issues

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Greg, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Greg

    Greg Flightless Bird

    My computer is running Windows XP Home SP3. I have configured peripherals to
    allow the keyboard to wake up the computer (from Standby -- I do not use
    Hibernate), but not the mouse and not the NIC. However, I can still bump the
    mouse and get the computer to wake up. And other times, I come home or wake
    up in the morning and see that the computer has woken up on its own. I
    checked ACPI settings in BIOS -- set to S3, as desired. No other power
    management settings in BIOS. (I have an older Dell Dimension with PS/2
    keyboard & mouse.)

    Looked through the forums/newsgroups, but from what I've read, I already
    have everything configured correctly. And as far as the waking up on its
    own, the times it happens are not consistent, so I can't blame it on
    something like anti-virus auto-update or Windows Defender scan. I have no
    Scheduled Tasks configured.

    Anyone have any thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  2. Rey Santos

    Rey Santos Flightless Bird

    It should work especially when your PC is new.

    "Looked through the forums/newsgroups, but from what I've read, I already
    have everything configured correctly. "

    When its no longer working it may cause more problems than the convenience
    it supposed to provide. If you will consider the time you spent trying to
    make it work right, maybe you may have realized that its a minor annoyance to
    just restart and wait. Waiting for 3, 4 ,5, minutes is a little price to pay
    than what you already spent trying to figure out an unreliable "Standby". You
    may have already spent valuable time and resources figuring it out when the
    relatively easy solution is "turn it off" (Power Management) and just
    restart, fixed yourself a coffee or other things that you may want to do
    before sitting in front of the computer.

    --
    Rey


    "Greg" wrote:

    > My computer is running Windows XP Home SP3. I have configured peripherals to
    > allow the keyboard to wake up the computer (from Standby -- I do not use
    > Hibernate), but not the mouse and not the NIC. However, I can still bump the
    > mouse and get the computer to wake up. And other times, I come home or wake
    > up in the morning and see that the computer has woken up on its own. I
    > checked ACPI settings in BIOS -- set to S3, as desired. No other power
    > management settings in BIOS. (I have an older Dell Dimension with PS/2
    > keyboard & mouse.)
    >
    > Looked through the forums/newsgroups, but from what I've read, I already
    > have everything configured correctly. And as far as the waking up on its
    > own, the times it happens are not consistent, so I can't blame it on
    > something like anti-virus auto-update or Windows Defender scan. I have no
    > Scheduled Tasks configured.
    >
    > Anyone have any thoughts?
    >
    > Thanks
     
  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Something bumped the mouse?

    Greg wrote:

    > My computer is running Windows XP Home SP3. I have configured peripherals to
    > allow the keyboard to wake up the computer (from Standby -- I do not use
    > Hibernate), but not the mouse and not the NIC. However, I can still bump the
    > mouse and get the computer to wake up. And other times, I come home or wake
    > up in the morning and see that the computer has woken up on its own. I
    > checked ACPI settings in BIOS -- set to S3, as desired. No other power
    > management settings in BIOS. (I have an older Dell Dimension with PS/2
    > keyboard & mouse.)
    >
    > Looked through the forums/newsgroups, but from what I've read, I already
    > have everything configured correctly. And as far as the waking up on its
    > own, the times it happens are not consistent, so I can't blame it on
    > something like anti-virus auto-update or Windows Defender scan. I have no
    > Scheduled Tasks configured.
    >
    > Anyone have any thoughts?
    >
    > Thanks
     

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