Standby Insomnia


P

PT

I usually put my WinXP Home desktop into stanby when I won't be using it for
a few hours. i do so using Start | Turn off Computer | Standby

The computer goes to sleep. But occasionally it will spontaneously wake up
after a few minutes.

Any explanation?

Note that I have Power Options set as follows:

Turn off Monitor 10 minutes
Turn off Hard Drive 15 minutes
System Standby 15 minutes

Hibernate is not enabled
 
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R

R. McCarty

Mouse movement is a wake-up condition. Even a slight, imperceptible
to the eye movement is enough to register as a Wake up call. You may
also have some type of app that has a specific run time or period that
brings the computer out of Standby. On the mouse issue, if it's wireless
and has a charger you might place it in that to avoid movement. Also,
some Network cards will bring a computer out of standby when data is
processed.
 
G

Ghostrider

PT said:
I usually put my WinXP Home desktop into stanby when I won't be using it for
a few hours. i do so using Start | Turn off Computer | Standby

The computer goes to sleep. But occasionally it will spontaneously wake up
after a few minutes.

Any explanation?

Note that I have Power Options set as follows:

Turn off Monitor 10 minutes
Turn off Hard Drive 15 minutes
System Standby 15 minutes

Hibernate is not enabled

But there are also a number of other factors that may take a computer
out of standby. What is the setting for WLan, or Wake-up LAN? Or for
a Wake-up Modem? Even a very sensitive mouse may respond to vibration
or slight jarring. Windows or Office Indexing will re-activate a hard
drive. Perhaps it could be better if the hard drive was left spinning.
Check the settings and play around with them.
 
F

Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM

PT said:
I usually put my WinXP Home desktop into stanby when I won't be using it
for a few hours. i do so using Start | Turn off Computer | Standby

The computer goes to sleep. But occasionally it will spontaneously wake
up after a few minutes.

Any explanation?

Note that I have Power Options set as follows:

Turn off Monitor 10 minutes
Turn off Hard Drive 15 minutes
System Standby 15 minutes


In my experience this is usually solved by turning the mouse on its back.
 
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Plato

PT said:
I usually put my WinXP Home desktop into stanby when I won't be using it for
a few hours. i do so using Start | Turn off Computer | Standby

The computer goes to sleep. But occasionally it will spontaneously wake up
after a few minutes.

Any explanation?

Just the way things are. No problem.
 

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