sleep then auto reboot xp

September 22, 2010 at 10:54:40
Specs: Windows XP, AMD/1.93 GB
Windows XP I put the computer in sleep mode and in a few seconds it re-boots.

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#1
September 22, 2010 at 12:40:46
There is no "sleep mode"

I'm going to guess you're actually talking about "Standby" mode. If this is correct then, you should know that standby mode is pretty much useless and has been ever since it was introduced.

Do yourself a big favor. Set it to "disabled" and then change the Power Options settings to "Turn off monitor" after say, 10 minutes, and the hard drive(s) after 1 hour.

This won't lock up or cause a reboot and is as effective as sleep mode for saving you electricity.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
September 22, 2010 at 17:22:38
Thanks for the response. I was actually quoting the button on my keyboard which reads "sleep". I had been using that method for standby for several years with no problem until the last month.
In any case I am currently trying under Power Options, setting the system standby "after 1 minute". It appears that this is working ie when the system is idle for 1 minute it goes into standby. So far so good. If this doesn't work I will try your suggestion. Do these come into play only if the system has been idle?

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#3
September 23, 2010 at 07:45:05
Do these come into play only if the system has been idle?

Correct.

Once you stop actively using your mouse or keyboard, the monitor will power down after what you set it to. I keep mine at 5 min's. Occasionally if I'm watching a video I have to "wake" my monitor up if I forget to move the mouse from time to time.

The same applies to the hard drive. Once it's sat idle for the preset amount of time it will spin down too. I set mine to 1 hour now because I had it set to 15 min's originally but one game I played online would lock up when the disk went to spin back up. Going through one level could take 20 to 30 min's and once I realized what was going on, I set it to 1 hour and never locked up in the middle of that game again.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
September 23, 2010 at 08:14:30
Thanks again.

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