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terpsteve11

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I decided to reinstall xp recently after a variety of bugs/slow problems and thought I could use a fresh start. I thought that I had reinstalled all of the drivers I needed, however certain features such as standby are missing. Do you know what I need to get standby back? Thanks.
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rshaffer61

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Hello welcome to GeeksToGo, I will be happy to help you.

I will need some more information.
Brand/model of your computer
If it is custom then I will need the following,
The CPU brand and model
The Motherboard brand and model
Ram amount and speed
cd\Dvd rom interface IDE/ SATA
Hard Drive size and free space
Any cards in PCI slots
Any software installed\updated and driver updates done just before problem started

All this will help in determining a course of action to best correct the problem you are experiencing.
Also you said you reinstalled due to a variety of bugs, Are you referring to virus's or malware?

Edited by rshaffer61, 31 March 2009 - 12:33 PM.

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First,

Go to Start >> Control Panel >> Double Click Power Options >> Set System Standby to the time you want it to standby.

See if that works,
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Well hello there Ferrari
Always nice to see you and always happy to work alongside of you.
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Thanks for the quick response. I'm pretty sure it was malware, I was just fed up with the slow performance of my computer. I use a dell lattitude d420, service tag b8rfxc1.
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Likewise rshaffer61,

terpsteve,

Is your problem solved? I don't understand your answer.

Thanks,
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He is responding to my previous post Ferrari... I will wait to see what his response to you is.

Edited by rshaffer61, 31 March 2009 - 01:30 PM.

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There is no standby option in power management, it just does not come up. Also, when I choose "turn off computer" I have the options to restart or shut down, and the standby icon is there but faded and I am unable to select it. Thanks
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My computer does that everytime I reformat my computer. I think I needed to install chipset drivers to get the option back. I'll look into it more, but my first recomendation is to go to support.dell.com and make sure you have the latest chipset drivers.
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Read this as your problem is a known issue with microsoft

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188134
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Hmmmm.... That's strange. Cause that happens to me on every fresh installation on my Dell Dimension 4600, then I pop in the driver CD and install all the drivers and it works fine. Not sure what driver fixes it though. I guess we'll wait and see what happens.
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it will also be a problem depending on your version of XP. The older the version the less likely it will have the fix that's included with the newer versions.
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I downloaded the chipset drivers for the d420 on dells website, but still no standby after restart...
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Hmmm... Alright, well, try rshaffer61's option and let us know how it goes.
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no luck with the microsoft link rshaffer sent either... :)
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