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Windows Standby Problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by senior geek, Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. senior geek

    senior geek Thread Starter

    Jan 17, 2007
    I have a computer with Win XP home sp2 that I use the S3 mode to put the system in standby. There are times it will not come out of standby and I have to unplug the system and than turn it back on to get windows to come up. Just turning the computer off does not work I have to unplug it first. When it does not come out of suspend every thing on the computer seems to be running but the screen is blank. I use the key board any key to bring the system out of standby.

    I went in to the event viewer and clicked on the Microsoft web site to see if they had a resolution for the problem. So typical I have noticed with their support web site that it dosen't tell you squat about most particular problems.

    Anyone have an idea about resolving this problem?


    senior geek
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    You do not mention if this is a laptop or desktop. but from the description I would assume a desktop system.

    Standby and Hibernation modes are primarily designed for laptop hardware.

    That is not to say they will not work correctly with desktop systems, but my experience has been that many are unreliable at best when using the modes.

    This is partially hardware but often software related (drivers) as I see it. For this reason I never use Standby or Hibernate for reasons of reliability.

    It is a case of "if it works, it works" I guess, but in some hardware and driver combinations it may never work correctly in desktop systems.

    The best you could do is renew all the motherboard and video drivers (not the BIOS, stay away from that). Or just use a complete shutdown.
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