XP Standby2Cutoff w/o Awakening?

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  1. foolproof

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    From standby, my xp home, more often than not, will shut off completely when you try to awaken it. There will be a second or so of fan activity, before everything cuts off.

    Since the problem started out of the blue, I'm wondering whether this is an indication of a deeper more serious looming problem. Is it motherboard, PS or XP related?

    Power Scheme Settings:
    Power schemes -- Always on
    Turn of monitor -- Never
    Turn off hard disks -- After 1 hour
    System hybernates -- Never
     
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    Hi foolproof,

    Hard to say without knowing the hardware configuration, even then I'd be pressed to offer a definitive check. Maybe you'll find something that parallel's your situation browsing these relevant link's.







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    Thanks for the info GlobalForce. I'm just getting started going thru it. Here are some of the details of my hardware configuration.

    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name
    System Manufacturer eMachines, Inc.
    System Model D845GVSR
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2799 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. SR84510B.44T.0019.P03.0402081958, 2/8/2004
    SMBIOS Version 2.3
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\System32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)"
    User Name
    Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
    Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 118.53 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 1.69 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 867.96 MB
    Page File Space 1.20 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
     
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    I tried what I thought might be a quick fix for my problem, namely, reverting to a month old image of my C: drive, made with TrueImage. The image predated the problem. But it was all to no avail. When in standby, attempts to awaken it most often cause the machine to shut off completely. Does this now suggest a hardware problem?
     
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    Two question's foolproof.

    Is this a laptop we're speaking of, or a desktop? If the latter, why bother with standby at all?


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    I guess I should have mentioned, it's a desktop. Because I keep it on almost all the time, it's helpful for me not to have to deal with whether to turn it off whenever I walk away. First of all, I not sure how long I'll be away, and , then, I forget at times. When the system is on, there are two disk drives spinning all the time (when in standby they tend to drop a good 10 to 15 degrees centigrade) and an extra cooling fan (and I think more cooling might be in order).

    Moreever, standby is one of not that many Windows feature that I appreciate. I'm somwhat offended that it just goes away and I have to say "oh well."

    Finally, let me cool down and back up a bit. I don't even know that this is a Windows problem. But whether or not it is, I've found that when problems suddenly appear, ignoring them doesn't generally lead to good results.
     
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