Slow after standby

January 22, 2006 at 14:47:53
Specs: Windows XP, 2.1Ghz/1GB
I just did a complete re-install on my computer and it has been running like a dream...until I installed office. Now when my computer goes into standby it comes back on acting like a computer does after a CPU/Graphics intensive application, such as Unreal Tournament or Video Editing, it just runs very very slowly. If I try to open a browser window and outlook at the same time I get stuck with one of them up and that one usually freezes as well as the other one. I'm then stuck looking at an empty frame of IE or Outlook 2003. I then try to reboot, which does nothing, I almost always have to hit the reset button, which I hate doing. Now I know many things can cause this, but I'm hoping someone knows why this would happen after installing office. My computer is now acting as poorly as the 3 year old computers at work. Thanks for any help. (BTW, after a reboot it runs great, just not after standby or hibernation)

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January 22, 2006 at 19:32:46
If you know many things can cause this then why do you keep using this power saving option that does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for your desktop? Standby & hibernate are meant for laptops.


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January 23, 2006 at 19:00:38
After talking to some computer operations guys at work today it seems that XpUser it absolutely right. Going into standby is kind of pointless for a desktop, I should just leave my computer on or shut it off. They mentioned just to have the power manager turn off the HDDs and the monitor after a set amount of time, as far as everything else it doesn't really matter.

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