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Old 02-21-2009, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Computer just goes black when trying to standby

Here's my problem, i have windows xp home, i click standby and my standby settings are set to 3 in the bios. And all that happens is the screen goes black and the fans, etc stays on. It doesn't say "preparing to standby" or nothing just an instant black screen. All my drivers are installed, really bothering me to know my computer isn't working properly..
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check your power settings. Is disk activity set to be left on or turn off? Could be that something is accessing the hard drive and preventing it from going into standby.
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How do you check the disk activity if its set to on/off? Its not in power options.
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Right click the desktop>Properties. Select Screen saver and then power options. There it doesnt give you something that looks like this?



That was taken from my laptop and it has the options on there.
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Thats all it shows me. I'm having so many random problems..

I've never had to change any of that before this problem for Suspend to ram to work.
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Turn off hard disks is set to never. So i would look to something accessing the drive.

Have you gone thru Osiris's Spyware Guide? I would recommend it with the problems you seem to be having.
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Standby always used to work, i never ever had to even look into power options, i left it as default. Standby works when i use vista, but not when i use xp. The way i have my dual boot setup is seperate, not combined so if i want to use say vista i press f12 and boot from that harddrive etc. Not a command window saying which operating system do you want to start.
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There is something wrong with your XP install. I have given you this information in the thread in the Windows area.
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My Xp Home disk is legit..
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Okay?

That doesnt have any bearing on the problems you are having.
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