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Computer Won't Go Into Standby Anymore

by rdwngsfn / October 11, 2005 10:06 AM PDT

Is there someway that I can make it go into standby once again? I have Windows XP. I am not sure what other information you would need. So if you need something specific just let me know and I will try to find it for you.

Thanks so much

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Rdwngs, You Didn't Tell Us What You've Checked...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 11, 2005 10:55 AM PDT

Have you checked to make sure the settings for Standby are still correct? Open the Control Panel, then the "Display" icon, then click on the "ScreenSaver" tab, then click on the "Power" button. Is the "Standby" selection set to a specific time or does it say "Never". Either way, try changing the time period designated, then click on Apply, then OK.

Have you changed the BIOS settings recently which may have disable the power options for Standby?

Hope this helps.


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Sorry but that didn't work
by rdwngsfn / October 12, 2005 1:37 AM PDT

This is for my Mom's computer. We went in and tried what you recommended. She doesn't even have the stanby option on there. She doesn't even have the hibernate tab next to Advanced. Is there something else I can try?

She hasn't updated any BIOS. She doesn't know how.

Thanks so much,

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Device Driver?
by smort / October 12, 2005 3:52 AM PDT

I'm currently having the same problem with my PC (Windows XP). While I haven't fixed the problem, I believe it has to do with a device driver.

I'm not technically inclined, so perhaps someone could elaborate on the possibilities of Not Hybernating / Driver issues.

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I have similiar problem
by hrwang / November 7, 2005 8:56 AM PST

I guess it kind of related to USB devices. I just lost standby option recently. The standby button is dark and not functional in one day. Restarting didn't solve the problem. The only thing I think that may be wrong before I found this is that I was trying to disconnect a flash drive, and the windows told me it couldn't be disconnected, I lost my patience and plug it regardless of this messenge.

My wife's computer also lost standby some day with unknown reasons. She didn't know much of the computers and she didn't play with devices and configurations either. The only devices are USB devices like MP3, camera....., so, I suppose it is the same USB port reason that she lost standby. But I have no idea how to fix it.

Any help? Or if there is some way just reinstall some system files without loosing the program files in WinXP? I remember when I Win98 has the problem, I will simply reinstall it by overwrite the old one, and most time the problem is fixed and I didn't loose my program files. But I don't know how to do it in XP.

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Standby Problem XP a possible FedEx Ship Manager Problem
by PCPITA / April 26, 2010 2:58 AM PDT

You do not have to update any drivers nor to defragment your hard disc the problems why your PC does not went into standby modus or not into hibernation modus is that there are programs still running even they are not in use and they keep your system from setting into standby.

Mine was the FEDEX Ship Manager that is running if the program is not in use


start->run->msconfic-> click on Services and check if the new program you have installed is still running.

Stop that program and restart your Computer.

If you install lately the FEDEX Ship Manager you alway have to enter following command after closing the FedEx Ship Manager Program:

start->run-> then enter:

fedexsvcmanager /see

click OK and XP went regular into standby modus.

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