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how to resume from stand by/sleep mode by key board

by sunilcheriankwt / July 4, 2011 4:37 AM PDT

Dear sir
My key board have a special key above the "esc" with 'moon' symbol
accidently i pressed instead of esc and the system goes to sleep or stand by mode( I dont know) also the screen goes off but the cpu is working with lights fan and every thing. its never back to active mode with out reset
how can i resume from this mode by using key board with out reset? pls help me
my os is windows xp

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how to resume from stand by/sleep mode by key board
by sunilcheriankwt / July 5, 2011 2:23 PM PDT

I didnt get any reply for my Qn

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Most Folks Not Familar With the "Moon" Key
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 6, 2011 1:42 AM PDT

I don't have one either.. Apparently, it's the "Sleep" button on certain types of keyboards and causes the computer to go into Standby mode.. If it's not waking from "Sleep" correctly, then you can disable the Standby options or try updating your chipset drivers to attempt to fix the ability to Sleep correctly..

To disable the Standby option, you should be able to RIGHT click on the desktop, choose "Properties", then the "Screen Saver" tab, then the "Power" button, then the "Advanced" tab, then see: "when i press the standby button", choose "do nothing".

A little research shows that pressing the moon key again, or the Esc key, or possibly pressing the power button quickly should bring the computer out of Standby IF it's working correctly.

It also appears that you might be able to disable the moon key's ability by changing the Energy Saving settings in the same Screen Saver-Power section as above.

Hope this helps.


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how to active sleep mode
by discountcode50 / July 6, 2011 8:33 PM PDT

use control-l for to active sleep mode

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