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Old 05-30-2011, 02:59 AM   #1
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I am running a Dell Latitude C600 for an internet bomber/ light duty notebook. It has been running as good as a 1ghz can, but there is one thing I have been having trouble with that I can't figure out. It will not standby or hibernate on its own. In the power settings, even if I set the computer to hibernate or suspend at 1 minute, 20 minutes later it will still be sitting there waiving at me. Now, it will shut the display off perfectly fine, and when I initiate the suspend or hibernate, it works perfectly fine.

Please help, I hate that people forget to turn this thing off, and leave it setting on the couch. It gets pretty warm.
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Are there two separate options for when its plugged in or not? I have a Dell Inspiron laptop, and you can set it differently for when its plugged in.
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There is, and I have set the settings accordingly, but it still is not doing it. I wish it were that simple
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Thats really messed up then. Whats funny is that its probably something very simple.
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I just done a quick search, no problems exactly like yours, but there are problems to do with standby mode in general. What antivirus program are you using? Maybe there'* something running that don't let it go into sleep/hibernate mode..
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Microsoft security essentials. Gonna look through the settings on that now that you mention it to make sure there is nothing suspect there.
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There was another name commonly mentioned, BIOS, not really sure what that is, but some of its settings caused some strange things..
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I hope you are kidding...

I may have to doublecheck bios settings as well, but no matter what the BIOS settings were, Windows was doing its own thing.

Windows XP btw.
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By strange, I meant (from mostly what I've read) about standby

What about your firewall? Apparently Zone Alert does some funky things when trying to hibernate
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Just running windows firewall.
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