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when I put my computer on stand by it comes out of stand by

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by wit>trope, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. wit>trope

    wit>trope Chieftain

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    When I press the Sleep button on my computer or when I log out and then choose Stand By on the menu, it goes into stand by but then about 10 seconds later it comes out of stand by automatically :confused:

    This is on Windows Media Center Edition ... it says Windows XP Professional though in the System Information.

    Is it System Restore that's causing this or something? :confused:
     
  2. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    What else do you have running at the time? Any chance that some other program is waking it up?
     
  3. wit>trope

    wit>trope Chieftain

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    I don't know. I have lots of things running. The things in my task bar are: Norton Internet Security, an anti-spyware program, HP Digital Imaging Monitor, ATI, printer program, volume, safely remove hardware (I don't get why this is in the task bar since I don't have any external drive hooked up :confused: )
     
  4. Civrules

    Civrules We the People

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    I have the same problem, and I found that running software wake it up. ;)


    Yep, same here too.
     
  5. Dease

    Dease Be Original

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    That icon shows up on mine when I have my printer turned on, could be that:) though that still wouldn't bring it out of standby...
     
  6. vbraun

    vbraun Raytracing

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    What is the point of standby? I've never used nor saw why I should use it.
     
  7. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    Maybe your anti-virus tries to update itself, or scan a file etc?
     
  8. wit>trope

    wit>trope Chieftain

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    My printer is turned off though (it is hooked up though and still plugged into electrical power). The ones that "show up" when I double click on the Safely Remove Hardware are:

    Generic USB SD Reader
    Generic USB CF Reader
    Generic USB SM Reader
    Generic USB MS Reader

    I don't even know what these are! but apparently they stand for "SmartMedia" "CompactFlash" "Memory Stick" ... I don't know what SD stands for.

    @ainwood I do have automatic update for my anti virus so maybe you are right.

    @vbraun I don't know the point of stand by either. All I know is that it's supposed to save power and I guess that means it generates less heat right? I wonder if I really need it though because my Athlon 64 apparently automatically runs at a lower clock speed if I'm not doing anything CPU-intensive. But is it better for the life or longevity of the computer to just keep it on and not on standy by all the time? I heard that turning it off is bad for the computer.
     
  9. shadowdude

    shadowdude cynic in training

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    It saves a lot of electricty and and allows for the computer to be reactivated quickly. I use standby when I go out to lunch, it saves electricity while I'm gone and allows me turn it back on quickly.
     

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