Won't come out of standby


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bertieboy

The other night, I put my XP Pro into standby (start/turnoff/standby)
which I do several times a day. The system appeared to shut down, the
screen went black, but after watching some TV, a couple of hours later I
noticed that the disk activity light was flashing at low intensity. When
I pressed on/off to get it out of standby, nothing happened. It just sat
there, light flashing. Pressing reset did nothing so I had to power off
at the rear of system.
When I turned system on again, no power, no lights came on, pressing
start button did nothing. After a few hours of trying different things,
checking connectors and so on, I occasionally got power, fans running,
lights on but it still wouldn't startup. I also disconnected the single
disk drive yet the disk activity light still flashed!
After a day and a half, I managed to start it up and made sure all my
data was safe. I put it into standby again and the same thing happened,
failed to come out of standby, no power etc. I managed to get it going
the next day by turning power off then on fairly quickly and it burst
into life. Standby is now verboten for a while!
This is a 6 weeks old Intel core duo E6600 on an Asus P5VD2-VM. I did
notice that in power settings (r/click
desktop/properties/screensaver/power that turn off disks and standby are
set to never. Would this account for my problem? I'm reluctant to
experiment as I can't afford for it to get stuck again. I'm about to
call out an engineer but I wanted to check out here first.
It does seem to me to be to do with power saving, so cpu perhaps. or
mobo?
 
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bertieboy

bertieboy said:
The other night, I put my XP Pro into standby (start/turnoff/standby)
which I do several times a day. The system appeared to shut down, the
screen went black, but after watching some TV, a couple of hours later
I noticed that the disk activity light was flashing at low intensity.
When I pressed on/off to get it out of standby, nothing happened. It
just sat there, light flashing. Pressing reset did nothing so I had to
power off at the rear of system.
When I turned system on again, no power, no lights came on, pressing
start button did nothing. After a few hours of trying different things,
checking connectors and so on, I occasionally got power, fans running,
lights on but it still wouldn't startup. I also disconnected the single
disk drive yet the disk activity light still flashed!
After a day and a half, I managed to start it up and made sure all my
data was safe. I put it into standby again and the same thing happened,
failed to come out of standby, no power etc. I managed to get it going
the next day by turning power off then on fairly quickly and it burst
into life. Standby is now verboten for a while!
This is a 6 weeks old Intel core duo E6600 on an Asus P5VD2-VM. I did
notice that in power settings (r/click
desktop/properties/screensaver/power that turn off disks and standby
are set to never. Would this account for my problem? I'm reluctant to
experiment as I can't afford for it to get stuck again. I'm about to
call out an engineer but I wanted to check out here first.
It does seem to me to be to do with power saving, so cpu perhaps. or
mobo?
Anyone please?
 
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six week old unit.
why not use the makers
customer service or warranty?

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bertieboy

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six week old unit.
why not use the makers
customer service or warranty?
I am. I did say that I'm about to call an engineer which I did last
Monday and I'm still waiting, but my query was whether having disk and
standby set to never in power options would cause this problem. If an
engineer came to fix it and found it was just a setting in XP they will
charge me £85!
 
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bertieboy

bertieboy said:
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I am. I did say that I'm about to call an engineer which I did last
Monday and I'm still waiting, but my query was whether having disk and
standby set to never in power options would cause this problem. If an
engineer came to fix it and found it was just a setting in XP they will
charge me £85!

Problem solved. It was a 7 port USB hub I had had connected to the
system for about 7 weeks, working quite happily. Removed it and the
system came to life!
 
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excellent..!

i don't think we could have resolved
here as we didn't enough information.

however, if it came down to the nitty gritty and
a repair installation was the last resort,
then it would have been likely that
we would have suggested to disconnect
everything from the pc except the vital
hardware during the rpr install.

then the issue with the hub would have
likely been exposed as a problem for
you and your system.

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bertieboy

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excellent..!

i don't think we could have resolved
here as we didn't enough information.

however, if it came down to the nitty gritty and
a repair installation was the last resort,
then it would have been likely that
we would have suggested to disconnect
everything from the pc except the vital
hardware during the rpr install.

then the issue with the hub would have
likely been exposed as a problem for
you and your system.
I gave myself a severe talking to for not going back to basics, I should
have been aware of removing everything except mouse, monitor and
keyboard. Still, lesson learnt! The hub had been working fine for almost
as long as I had the new system.
 
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it happens to all of us.

the problem is that most
electronics are simply crap
put together with crap components
with crap labor.

then the crap is wrapped
and marketed to look fancy
and expensive for the u.s. markets.

just remember to avoid that
brand because it is highly
likely that everything else
the brand produces is made
the same way and by the
millions...

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bertieboy

In message <#[email protected]>,
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it happens to all of us.

the problem is that most
electronics are simply crap
put together with crap components
with crap labor.

then the crap is wrapped
and marketed to look fancy
and expensive for the u.s. markets.

just remember to avoid that
brand because it is highly
likely that everything else
the brand produces is made
the same way and by the
millions...
Wise words indeed! And that was from eBay, so a self-inflicted wound.
 

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