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Computer Goes to Standby automatically Please Help

by jarhead634 / August 4, 2004 5:44 AM PDT

The problem is that whenever i start up my computer it will go fine however it will soon standby for no apparent reason. It isn't that I'm not using it and the screen saver makes it standby, it's just that no matter what i do it continues with the standby.

The computer is an HP Pavilion 7965 with no real changes from stock. Windows XP Home edition is fully updated

I would very much appreciate any help with this

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Re: Computer Goes to Standby automatically Please Help
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2004 5:50 AM PDT

If it is standby, a tap of the spacebar or a mouseclick will wake it up. Some call a crash or heat shutdown "standby". So let's get clarity that standby isn't a big issue. If it doesn't come out of stangby, then maybe it overheated and SHUTDOWN?

To disable standby, use the Control Panel, Power and set all the option to Never.

Bob

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Re: Computer Goes to Standby automatically Please Help
by jarhead634 / August 4, 2004 4:26 PM PDT

I already have all the power options set to never.

I dont know if what it is doing is standby but it says that windows is preparing to standby and then standsby where the only thing that "wakes" it up is the power button, when that is pressed it will come back to the same desktop screen it was on before it went into standby, but will soon do it again

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Re: Computer Goes to Standby automatically Please Help
by Papa Echo / August 4, 2004 7:38 PM PDT

What you described sounds like "hibernation" instead of "standby".(clue: power switch) Care to share the full and complete message when your computer goes into what you called "standby" ?

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Re: Computer Goes to Standby automatically Please Help
by jarhead634 / August 5, 2004 1:19 AM PDT

All that it shows is the usual "Windows is preparing to stand by" screen. There are no error messages or any other messages before it decides to do this

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It was the Keyboard?
by jarhead634 / August 7, 2004 2:27 AM PDT

Thanks for all your advice, everybody. But the problem actually ended up being that my keyboard was broken and was transmitting the standby signal all the time. I plugged it into a different computer and it began to do exactly what mine was doing.

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Beauty!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2004 3:12 AM PDT
In reply to: It was the Keyboard?

Yes. Keyboards do fail. With millions of phones, a few dial 911 too.

Bob

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computquest
by computquest / March 17, 2006 1:42 AM PST
In reply to: It was the Keyboard?

I have had the same problem! Now it is starting to make sense. Good thing the search feature here worked well.

I had another computer which did it and I thought it was the operating system getting corrupted because system file checker, AKA Scandisc, seemed to fix the problem.

When it happened on my HP system using the old keyboard, I thought the same thing as before but Scandisc did not seem to be helping any longer.

Until I change the keyboard, I have temporarily turned off the capability of the power key in the power control section of the control panel.

Hmm, I wonder why my mouse can not always select text by left clicking and dragging the cursor across the desired text, though.

XP, Service Packs 1 & 2

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lssasser!
by computquest / March 17, 2006 6:31 AM PST
In reply to: computquest

Wow! I just happened to see lsasser.exe in the running processes list! Well, it seems the keyboard is not it!

Please advise. Thabks.

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maybe not
by computquest / March 17, 2006 7:05 AM PST
In reply to: lssasser!

Now I see that Windows XP has a driver named lsass.exe; Maybe there is still hope.:) I was wondering how it could get through continual antivirus protection and a firewall.

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Re: Computer Goes to Standby automatically Please Help
by Cursorcowboy / August 4, 2004 10:34 PM PDT
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Re: Computer Goes to Standby automatically Please Help
by Derek / August 5, 2004 11:26 AM PDT

i think it is spy ware but i could be wrong but just try to download a program called ad-aware and spybot search and destry and use both and that should get rid of spy ware but if that does not fix your comp from not going into standby you should do a system restore and that will definatly fix it

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