anyone else have this issue?? HELP!

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March 4, 2009 at 07:38:28
Specs: Windows XP pro, AMD 2400+ / 1 Gig
Hey all ..looking for some input on this .. as maybe someone else has this issue. My PC is an AMD2400 +. 1 gig ram .. A7V333 MB.. FX5200 Video Card. Actually for all practical purposes that is irrelevant. What has been happening is this. I have a couple of Partitions on my HD. Both of them XP PRO.. … and up till recently. Everything was working fine. But then the other night. when I left my PC on all night. I wake up in the morning and the monitor has gone off. Yet the PC is still on. Meaning you hear it still running. So I thought maybe something happened and the PC somehow reverted to like Hibernate or Standby mode. I have NEVER used either of those and it has never happened before. I had to totally turn the power off by pushing and holding the power button .. and then restart it. it comes up fine and is running. This is only on one of the partitions. As the next might I left the other partition running to see if it was a PC issue .. and I came in the next morning and it was still on and monitor etc. .. I checked the one partition with the problem and verified I don’t have the hibernate NOR standby settings activated under power options in the control panel. .. yet it still is happening. Finally I just said screw it and copied a previous image back into that same partition slot. It ran fine for 2 nights and now THAT partition is acting up. Again the 2nd one is fine. When I leave it running all night. except NOW. this morning when I restarted the PC. And it went into the problem Partition. NOW it is starting to “hibernate” for lack of a better word. After about 15 minutes. WTH?? .. I mean it can't be a hardware issue if the other partition runs fine.. but I don’t know what is happening on this. With nothing checked. Now when the monitor is blacked out on that one partition. The mouse won't activate. I tried CTL/ALT/DEL and that doesn’t work. Nothing wakes it up so to speak. I can only power it down and restart. Anyone else have those problems?? .. not sure what else to say. I use Free ZA.. and have not made any changes to the partition other than windows updates etc. HELP!!!!

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March 4, 2009 at 15:55:07
Simple answer is you can turn it off and save energy.

Run performance monitor to log and see what is going on.

I suspect one of two issues. Hardware such as power supply or temp issue, the other being some software issue. Memory problem, program problem to even hacker attack.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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March 4, 2009 at 16:20:58
The default these days is to allow the BIOS to control many functions. One is power settings.

Boot into the BIOS and change the settings to S1 and minimal with no for hard drives. Review the other options and set to suit.

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March 4, 2009 at 17:45:41
I fought a similiar problem for awhile before I discovered my seagate hdd was going awol. Try running chkdsk /f and see if your getting errors. The only way I found my issue was with the manufactuers diagnostic software.

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March 6, 2009 at 06:04:24
thanks guys for your input. as i had said i dont see it as being a hardware issue. because the second partition on my drive. when i boot into that one and let it sit all night. it runs fine. the monitor does not turn off. and yes i DO shut the monitor off when i goto bed . but i had been keeping it on recently to see if it was going to stay on or not. it was only for trouble shooting purposes. the fact that one partition works fine and the other screws up. i am guessing it has to be some software trouble.. or maybe the HD i will try the checkdisk thing and see if its the HD.. ,, and the thing i also dont see is the bios beign an issue. again if it were hardware such as ram and stuff or the bios. i would get the same trouble on BOTH partitions and thats just not happening.

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