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Need help: Windows XP won't remain in standby. Wha


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I have XP and have checked msconfig. I have a total of 15 programs running in msconfig and have played with them trying to put the computer in standby mode. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find out which program (assuming 1 of 15) is causing it to startup again.

Since the computer starts up randomly (not always immediately), I don't know what else to do.

Is there a piece of third party software that I can buy to put the computer in standby mode?

What other ideas as I don't want to keep shutting the computer down permanently and leaving it on 24/7 isn't my preference either.

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List the entries that are in your MSConfig's STARTUP tab. You can take a screenshot and post that here instead to save yourself some typing.

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I have XP and have checked msconfig. I have a total of 15 programs running in msconfig and have played with them trying to put the computer in standby mode. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find out which program (assuming 1 of 15) is causing it to startup again.

Since the computer starts up randomly (not always immediately), I don't know what else to do.

Is there a piece of third party software that I can buy to put the computer in standby mode?

What other ideas as I don't want to keep shutting the computer down permanently and leaving it on 24/7 isn't my preference either.

Thanks

Anthony

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DSENTRY
HKCMD
IGFXTRAY
ONLINE BACKUP [ Runs every 24 hours]
POINT32
SMC [Sygate Firewall]
SNDMON
CCAPP [Norton Anivirus]
WCESCOMM [Microsoft Activesync]
ROBOFORMWATCHER [Fills forms]
DING [Southwest Deals]
SYNCIT [Syncs Bookmarks]
12 GHOSTS [Windows Popup Blocker]
MICROSOFT OUTLOOK
EPROMPTER [Checks multiple email accounts]
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You might want to check whether your network card is set to wake on LAN.
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Good call Tyger, never thought of that :tazz:

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You might want to check whether your network card is set to wake on LAN.

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You can usually find this option in the BIOS.
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DSENTRY
HKCMD
IGFXTRAY
ONLINE BACKUP [ Runs every 24 hours]
POINT32
SMC [Sygate Firewall]
SNDMON
CCAPP [Norton Anivirus]
WCESCOMM [Microsoft Activesync]
ROBOFORMWATCHER [Fills forms]
DING [Southwest Deals]
SYNCIT [Syncs Bookmarks]
12 GHOSTS [Windows Popup Blocker]
MICROSOFT OUTLOOK
EPROMPTER [Checks multiple email accounts]

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Don't really need 12 Ghosts installed at all since XP w/ Service Pack 2 comes with a built in popup blocker.

Don't need Microsoft Outlook to load on startup, if you want to use it just double click the icon for it on your desktop.

Don't really need SNDMON since you have the normal xp volume icon in the systray.

Syncit doesn't need to run when windows starts, if you want to use it you double click the icon for it on your desktop

ROBOFORMWATCHER doesn't need to be running all the time, you can access it through START-->All Programs if you need to use it.

WCESCOMM doesn't need to run when windows is started unless your handheld device is always connected to your computer
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I went ahead and disabled all MSCONFIG startup. I unchecked all of them.

Then, I went to the Bios, Power and disabled "Power by PCI device". I hope this is the correct setting change.

Now, the problem continues.

Any other ideas?

Do you need any other information?
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Okay, please forgive me for not elaborating your earlier request that I provide all the information. I will do my best to answer all your questions:

1)
Software: Advanced/Experienced
Hardware: Novice/Advanced

2)
Dell 2350, XP, Win v2, 2.2G, 400mhz, 1 GB ram
Cable High speed, PC is wired to router,
Sygate, Norton, Spybot, Adaware

3) I am trying to get the computer to operate in standby mode. I have
disabled all msconfig startup and even gone to the bios, power, and disabled
"power by pci device" (not sure if this would take care of the problem). I
had received a suggestion to make sure the network cards/connection wasn't starting
up the machine. So, I wasn't sure how to do it but tried it this way.

Yes, I have searched google without success.

Hope I answered all of your questions and

APPRECIATE all your help.

Thanks

Anthony
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