Computer won't go into standby from power schemes


R

Ronn

It will go to Standby manually, but it will not go into
standby when idle for the listed amount of time. The
moniter will turn off, but the machine does not power
down. This feature has worked before, but for some
reason is not working now.

There is nothing running to prevent standby either.
 
Ad

Advertisements

S

Sharon F

It will go to Standby manually, but it will not go into
standby when idle for the listed amount of time. The
moniter will turn off, but the machine does not power
down. This feature has worked before, but for some
reason is not working now.

There is nothing running to prevent standby either.
Sometimes new driver updates will fix a problem of functionality for a
device but put the kabosh on your standby capabilities. You can rollback to
the old driver or endure the lack of standby until a new driver is released.

If you know which driver was recently updated, you could contact the vendor
to let them know about this side effect with their driver. Not much help now
but if they are aware of the problem, complaints will remind them to address
the issue in the next driver update.

Also new software that performs tasks behind the scenes, such as
maintenance or updating, can cause standby to fail.

Other suggestions: Try standby without a screensaver. If successful, run
the machine this way or try setting more simple screensaver in Display
properties.
 
G

Guest

Thanks Sharon,

The weird thing is that I haven't updated any drivers nor
installed any new software during this time. Also, I
don't use a screen saver.

One weird thing. My computer will automatically enter
standby if the time is less than 5 minutes, but if I have
the moniter set to go off before standby, then the
standby doesn't even work then.

It's really strange.
 
Ad

Advertisements

S

Sharon F

Thanks Sharon,

The weird thing is that I haven't updated any drivers nor
installed any new software during this time. Also, I
don't use a screen saver.

One weird thing. My computer will automatically enter
standby if the time is less than 5 minutes, but if I have
the moniter set to go off before standby, then the
standby doesn't even work then.

It's really strange.
It is really strange. Anything mentioned in Event Viewer about a driver
blocking standby?

Found some MS Knowledge Base articles that you may want to take a look at:

**Talks about XP maintenance that occurs after 30 minutes of idle time
(this was fixed with Service Pack 1) but also mentions how other
programs with tasks configured for idle time can interfere with standby
operations.

Computer Does Not Enter Standby Mode If Power Options Profile Is Set to Standby After 45 or More Minutes
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310601&Product=winxp

**A general article:
Unable to Use Power Management Features
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302414&Product=winxp

**Some hardware/software specific articles:

How to Enable AMD PowerNow! Functionality for a New Installation of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;815624&Product=winxp

Windows XP Cannot Enter Standby Mode When Window Media Player Is Paused
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314612&Product=winxp

Computer That Is Equipped with an IBM ScrollPoint Mouse Does Not Enter Standby Mode
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305876&Product=winxp

System with ATi Xpert 98 XL Video Adapter Keeps Running After You Put the System into Standby
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305921&Product=winxp

***Although not using a screensaver, the "More Information" section
describes a situation where the monitor going into standby can reset the
standby timer.

The Computer Cannot Enter Standby or Hibernate If a Direct3D-Based Screen Saver Is Running
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306676&Product=winxp


For further troubleshooting, you may want to use MSCONFIG and try disabling
all background programs and then testing a timed standby. You could take
this one step further and disable all non MS services (can do this in
MSCONFIG too). NOTE: You may lose some hardware support added by those
services during the test.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads

computer won't go into standby mode 4
won't go into standby mode 1
Power Schemes 1
power schemes 1
Power Scheme 2
Problem with Power Options/ Power Schemes 0
wont go into standby 4
XP power options scheme 0

Top