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Laptop delays 20 sec before starting to hibernate or standby

 
 
David Tong
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      16th Mar 2007
I'd appreciate any insight into why a W2k laptop should wait 20 seconds
before starting its hibernate or standby routines.

When I trigger hibernate or standby nothing at all seems to happen for the
first 20 sec, and the machine remains responsive to user input. Then after
exactly 20 sec the screen goes blank and the normal shutdown occurs,
completing Standby in under 10 sec. Each of the three user logons on the
machine have the same delay.

As a comparison another W2k laptop does exactly the same, but without the 20
second wait period. The delayed machine is a Toshiba Tecra 8100 and the
undelayed comparison is an even older Tecra 780DVD. Both have all the
Windows Updates.

After much Google searching I tried reducing HungAppTimeout and
WaitToKillServiceTimeout in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop to 2 sec
but it makes no difference. And neither does reducing HungAppTimeout (in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control) to 2 sec.

I've searched the Registry for other Timeout parameters without finding
anything obvious, so I'm out of ideas short of reinstalling Windows, which
would be 'a sledge hammer to crack a nut' :-)

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