Standby -- having issues


G

Greg

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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R

Rey Santos

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.
 
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