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Computer Do Not Come Out Of Stand By Mode


I just started using stand by instead of leaving the computer active all night. Half the time when i went to activate the computer it would just shut off and or restart. I got better results oi got this computer about 3 years ago. Came with 120gb harddrive, 512mb ram, 250watt power supply. Since then i have added a second harddrive, and a firewire card, no problem [so long ago i did that].

Well lately theres been issues. I just started using stand by instead of leaving the computer active all night. Half the time when i went to activate the computer it would just shut off and or restart. I got better results of it not doing that by moving the mouse and hitting keys vigorously until my desktop came up, it not doing that by moving the mouse and hitting keys vigorously until my desktop came up.

But the last few days have been the worst. The green power light on the front is blinking, as usual on stand by, and i go start moving the mouse around, and eventually figure out, it wont come out of stand by. Eventually i figured out if i unplugged my dlink router, and then plugged it in again, it would reboot itself. Sometimes i couldn't turn the computer on without plugging in the router. It use to involve a lot of playing around with the router to get the computer out of standby and back on.


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Computer Stuck In Stand By Mode Problems Solution

Ive noticed alot of people around the web asking about their problems with their computers involving stand by mode. The most popular problem was that they put their computer in stand by mode, and found that they couldn't get out of it, even if they rebooted. I also had the same problem, and would get frustrated at the fact that people would give the most useless advice as to how to fix it. So i decided, since i fixed my problem, i'd join this forum and show you how to fix this problem if needed. Problem: your computer is stuck in stand by mode, or power saving mode, and you can't seem to get a screen up. Solution:

1. Unplug the power cord from your computer, saving you from hazards such as electricity.

2. Open your case up so you can see your motherboard. The side you want to open is the left side, because that is the one you'll be able to view your whole motherboard in.

3. Locate a coin shaped battery, roughly the size of a 10 cent coin. This is known as the cmos battery. An image of it is located at : imageshack - hosting :: cmosbatterygw5.png

4. Once you've found it, fiddle around with it until you manage to take it out, but be very cautious not to scratch the motherboard, and dont break anything holding in the battery. I personally use a screw driver (not cross head) to help me take it out.

5. Once it is taken out, simply place is back in, and you've reseted your cmos, meaning your finished! I know its really simple, and irritated me till i found out how to fix my problem. I apologize if it seems like i made a guide too big for the problem, but alot of people that aren't as advanced in computing than others need this sort of descriptive guide. Please don't try changing the actual battery, as that is for another problem. If you want to know what that does, well google is your friend.


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The computer seems to load up the same drivers every time i start the computer so is there a way of completely removing the driver back up from sys 32 file. Sorry but i cant recall the specs of my computer but i know its an athlon 64 3800+ msi 939 mobo 1 gig ram, ati radion? Windows xp pro. If i remember right this started when i got the 20" dell ultra-sharp monitor.


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I've removed the cmos battery and will let the system discharge over night so i'll post back in the morning, but any other suggestions would be appreciated! I have never encountered a case of a computer being this difficult to get out of standby, so i'm afraid the problem must run deeper than that.


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- Already posted here in our own forums by pretzel. Let his thread get the looks please. I have been eyefinity gaming on my 3 - dell2408wfp's, and my biggest complaint has been the freaked out very stretched look in games. The 2 side monitors make games look like an acid trip almost, with the image completely too wide. But this portrait mode i might have to try out, it seems to look normal and very clear, almost perfect.


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