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Computer won't come out of Standby mode

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I have a desktop at work running XP and I just noticed it today. It was working fine on Friday but now it doesn't work correctly.

When I come in, my monitor is off and the computer is in standby mode. To wake it up, I just tap the spacebar. Well today the keyboard was unresponsive as well as the mouse. I the number lock lite was on but when I hit the button the lite would not turn off. The keyboard is PS/2 and the mouse is USB.

I googled a bit and didn't come up with much. One said to check the keyboard properties under the device manager and see if wake with the keyboard was checked, and it was. No one used the computer over the weekend, as far as I know and this just happened all of a sudden. Anyone have an idea what to do?

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Instead of standby, just set the hd & display to power down after a defined period of inactivity. It serves the same purpose and will not cause any problems (as hibernate and standby often do).

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There is kind of an update, I didn't get a chance to post it at work because I was about to leave, but I was just sitting there looking at a website and the monitor cut off. It did the blinking lites thing and the computer became unresponsive. It happened out of the blue too.

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You should standby your machine to save more power, I do this with my pc and recommend it to a lot of my mates - none of them have any issues. To say it will cause problems is nonsense. Generally its bad drivers.

Diabolic : have you installed any new drivers or hardware recently? If your computer just turned itself 'off' like that, it sounds like it could be a power problem...

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I haven't installed any drivers or hardware, and I don't think anyone else in the office did either. They only use mine to do some Visio stuff and that's rare. I just shut it down on Monday and i'll check it on Friday (only work 2 days a week there).

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You should standby your machine to save more power, I do this with my pc and recommend it to a lot of my mates - none of them have any issues. To say it will cause problems is nonsense. Generally its bad drivers.

While I make as many mistakes as anyone else, I don't post nonsense. It is a known fact that Hibernate and Standby functions were never completely perfected and many users have problems with one or both. I'm not say MOST, just many. This is verified by the number of issues reported on Neowin, Tweaks, and other support forums. Again, setting the hd & display to power down in Power Options will not cause any problems while the other two methods may.

And btw, I'm not awesome ;)

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Sorry for the delay, we got it figured out, the Power Supply was bad. I swapped it out with a new one and everything works fine now. Thank you.

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