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millertime214

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Hello again everyone,
As you may remember, I recently built my first computer. The question I have now concerns System Standby mode. My wife has a pre-built Compaq computer and when you put it on standby (which I'm sure is similar for many other computers) the system appears to power down. The fans stop going, the lights go off, basically it looks like it's off except that the power light blinks. My computer, on the other hand, does not do this. As far as I can tell, it may not even be on standby. The monitor will go off when I tell it to, but I don't know about the computer because everything continues to run. The CPU fan & all case fans keep going, etc. I was wondering if it's possible to get my computer to power down like my wife's. Any suggestions??? Thank you.
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If you go to Start-->Turn Off Computer--> Standby, it doesn't turn everything off?

I know it takes a couple seconds to power down, but mine does it fine. Anyone out there know an explanation? Now I'm curious!
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That is correct. It does nothing. Well, it turns off my monitor, lol.
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Shoulda got an Asus mobo instead.......lol,j/k. In the same page where you set-up your screen saver theres an advanced tab, click it. There you will options as to what powers down and when, when going into standby mode. Make sure that everything is set to power down, i.e. HDD, monitor, etc.
That should take care of your problem.
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millertime214

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Thanks, but I've already done that. Also, I don't see why that menu would make a difference if the computer won't go on standby through the Start-->Turn Off Computer--> Standby method. But I tried that a while ago anyway. I know most of this basic stuff, but none of it seems to work. I just have a feeling that this will require a more advanced solution that I would have never even heard of yet, lol. I've looked through the BIOS settings, the advanced tabs in Windows, and anything at all relating to Power modes. None of it seems to work so far.
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Thanks, but I've already done that. Also, I don't see why that menu would make a difference if the computer won't go on standby through the Start-->Turn Off Computer--> Standby method. But I tried that a while ago anyway. I know most of this basic stuff, but none of it seems to work. I just have a feeling that this will require a more advanced solution that I would have never even heard of yet, lol. I've looked through the BIOS settings, the advanced tabs in Windows, and anything at all relating to Power modes. None of it seems to work so far.



If you have tried everything then simply dont go into the standby mode at all. If you get done with using the pc go to logoff or either simply shut down the pc..

Check in your power schemes tab again.. just to make shure.
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Its not a motherboard thing because mine goes un standby(only done it once mind you). You shouldnt leave the system on standby anyway it consumes power on standby and doesnt make a huge difference.

In power managment setup make sure it is set to S3(str) thats the one that will turn everything off i think ild have to go into my bios to double check like i said i dont use standby its a waste of electricity. I would just turn it off its a fast booting mobo so it doesnt take long.

Edited by warriorscot, 24 April 2006 - 09:35 AM.

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Well, that's basically my approach now, but I'd still like to be able to do it. Occasionally I want to leave something open on my computer & not have to track it down again when I come back. I can't hibernate this one (don't have enough space left). Unless you know of a way that I can alter an existing partition without messing it up. I guess I'll try the S3 thing when I get a chance.
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Could be a running program that is preventing it..
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I would delete some rubbish files e.g old work (no longer needed) and put it into hibenation.
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