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dpica

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i have windows xp.....and after i put my computer in stand-by mode, i can't wake it
using the mouse or keyboard...i have to hit the on button...this only started after
i did a reformat...it was working before....any suggestions
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Are you using a desktop or a laptop?

If you're using a desktop I actually don't recommend using Stand By, this was a feature intended for laptops to help save power (Just like hibernation). For desktops, just either have the monitor shut off or turn it off. Either way, I don't think Stand By is necessary for desktops. :tazz:

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Are you using a desktop or a laptop?

If you're using a desktop I actually don't recommend using Stand By, this was a feature intended for laptops to help save power (Just like hibernation).  For desktops, just either have the monitor shut off or turn it off.  Either way, I don't think Stand By is necessary for desktops.   :tazz:

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That depends. If you don't wish to wait the time for the computer to startup, you should choose to use standby, as everything is in the RAM and it starts up fast. If you use hibernate, it still takes a bit of time, but everything is on the HD and you're not consuming any power. I bet you know all of this, but everything depends. For instance, my dad chooses to use standby instead of hibernation because he tends to leave his computer from time-to-time, and it's more convenient. It all depends on the implementations of the feature.

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Edited by SkyHi, 11 June 2005 - 07:56 PM.

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i am using a desktop....ok i will not use stand-by....would it be better to shut down my comp at night...it still does'nt answer my question of why i can't wake from stand-by with the keyboard

Edited by dpica, 11 June 2005 - 07:59 PM.

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Oh, sorry. As for the reason, are they USB devices?

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nope they are not
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When you put your computer on standby, do the lights on the keyboard still have light emitting from them? I'm talking about caps lock etc..?

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