My HP Pavilion 5730 will not power off in "standby" mode.

My laptop only powers off the screen(monitor) in standby mode. The unit continues to run & all lights are on. This occurs whether standby is activated manually or automatically. I am using Windows XP and have previously performed a "fresh"(raw) install which didn't correct the standby problem. I checked the "power options" in the control panel and all settings are appropriate. I also tried changing the "virtual memory" to "system-managed size" with no success. I have no knowledge of "system bios adjustments" but I am willing to learn if it is the only solution. Does anyone have a solution or suggestion.

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Standby is not a power off mode.

Maybe you are thinking about Hibernation which does indeed power off the unit?

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My HP Pavilion ZE5730 will not power off in "standby mode"

I know the unit should not power off completely in standby mode, but I have but I also have an HP ze4500 laptop & in standby mode, I do not hear the fan running and most of the lights are off (it doesn't make a sound in standby mode). Also, not only is the ze5730 not powering down, but it does not power up from standby (on the ze4500, pressing the power button restores power). If the ze5730 is in "standby", the only function it recognizes is my pressing and holding the power button (forced shutdown). After that cycle is completed, I then have to press the power button to start the unit (as if I never had it on: pressing "control-alternate-delete" does not restart it in standby mode either).That's the only way I can restore "useable" power. I cannot do anything with it without performing a "complete shutdown (by pressing the power button)" first.

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So this is a new install?

And you did not use the factory supplied restore media?

Ok, next up is the 10 or so drivers from HP. You'll have to get the details from HP. Here's and "example" of the discussion you'll be having ->

If this fails you should try it with the factory supplied OS and if that fails and the BIOS is stock then you arrange for repair.

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