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Computer won't go into Standby

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My computer no longer goes into Standby mode when I select Start - Turn Off Computer - Standby, where the Power Supply powers down. This happened seeral months ago when I was getting a glitch at startup that eventually was traced to a defective power supply. I put in an undersized loaner (350W) until I could buy and install a new PS. I assumed the inability to go to Standby was a power supply issue. Today I installed a new Hiper 530W PS and still cannot get it to go to standby mode. I have checked the Power Options in Control Panel and under Power Schemes - System Standby, Never was the option selected. I tried to select "After 5 Hours" and see if that affects the Standby mode.

Any suggestions would be appreciated

I have an ASUS A8V Deluxe MB running Windows XP Home, 2 GB RAM, AMD 64, Socket 939 3300+ CPU with two internal IDE hard drives and one external USB Drive.

Thanks, domer
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Hi domer07. Welcome to GeeksToGo!

Changing the settings in 'Power Options->Power Schemes' will not affect the functionality of 'Standby' on demand (ie from the 'Start->Shutdown->Turn off the computer' options. Those Power Schemes settings apply to automatic standby preferences only.

It's possible that some software or device driver you've installed is now preventing standby from working because the software or driver is not compatible with that mode. Some spywares and/or malware can also cause this.

You should deal with the spyware/malware possibility first by submitting a HijackThis log to the appropriate forum area here:

You can download HijackThis from here: http://www.spywarein....php#hijackthis

Edited by pip22, 27 November 2007 - 05:42 AM.

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