Windows Standby won't work with new PSU

Asus P4p800 deluxe motherboard
May 31, 2010 at 11:42:22
Specs: Windows XP
I recently had some pc issues, turned out to be the power supply. So everything is running as it used to, but now when I hit stand by the moniter turns off, I hear a faint click which is the hard drive trying to turn off and then all the lights start blinking(cd/dvd/cpu) and the desktop comes back on. I have played around in the bios to see what to change, I also when into device mgt to deselect some standard options but nothing helps putting the pc back into standby mode. I even did the hiberbate mode thing and it didn't work. Any advise or direction?

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#1
May 31, 2010 at 12:12:41
Unless you have a laptop, don't use standby or hibernate mode. Go into Control Panel / Power options and choose to turn off monitor to your liking. also if you don't like any of the preset settings, create a new power scheme and save it or it will revert back to the standard choices.

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#2
May 31, 2010 at 12:28:18
I like stand by mode as I don't use my pc every day and shutting down is a pain since it takes so long for it to boot up. Unless you have anyother ideas, I would like to fix the standby mode as it worked before and I liked that vs leaving on.

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#3
May 31, 2010 at 18:49:12
As grasshopper stated, you should not use standby mode (or hibernate) on a desktop system. Those features were designed for laptops/notebooks. IMO, if you don't use your system for days at a time, it's stupid to leave it turned on. But if you insist that's what you must do, right click on the desktop, click Properties, click the Screen Saver tab, then click the Power button. The settings you're looking for will be found there.

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#4
June 1, 2010 at 05:37:18
This is not the issue, I know where the standby features are when pressing standy but the pc trys to go into standby and then comes out of it right away

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#5
June 1, 2010 at 10:31:27
fire46149: I like using standby as well for my desktops. I think there are many good reasons for using it with a desktop, particularly S3 mode. Have you tried both S1 and S3 sleep mode in the BIOS ? It's hard to see how your psu would have caused this current problem-perhaps it's due to something else occurring at the same time. I would also try not shutting down the hard drive in standby.

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#6
June 1, 2010 at 14:12:08
I tried the s1 and s3 modes, and auto which is what the default was. I just can't seem to figure out what would be the issue. Could a bad video card cause this? The video card apears to be working fine so not sure what to do.

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#7
June 1, 2010 at 16:44:11
You could try updating the drivers for the video card, but a lot of things can cause problems with standby-look at your scheduled tasks to see if any automatic updates for windows or antivirus software, etc. are scheduled.

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