Can't Wake Computer

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dmcclure

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I'm running Win XP Pro on a computer with an Intel D850GB motherboard. I have System Standby and System Hibernates set to "Never". My monitor is set to go to sleep after 20 minutes and the hard drives after 30 minutes. Occasionally, I come back to my computer to find a dark screen and I cannot wake the computer. No amount of mouse pushing, button pushing, etc, will wake it up. Ultimately I reach over and hit the power switch. Win XP Help is no help (surprise!) and refers me to the board manufacturer. The reference guide that came with the motherboard says nothing about sleep modes, etc.

So, what can I do to wake my computer when it is so sound asleep??

Regards,

Don
 
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Hi dmcclure,
A lot of PC's have problems awaking when Power Management is enabled. My opinion is to set all power management settings to never. Then if you want to leave it on just turn off the monitor by hand. This is effective for me biut someone else may have a better suggestion. At my work we set the power management to never on all our pcs there too.
 
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I just installed this freeware program, courtesy of karenware.com, and it seems to do a good job. I switch all of my Power management settings to never (except for the monitor) and just use this program. The nice thing is you can create shortcuts for which option(s) you want. IE: Stand-by, hibernate, Etc...


http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptstopper.asp
 
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Howdy there dmcclure...

I would disable all Power Management in the BIOS as well...
 
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