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Old 08-26-06, 10:01 AM
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System wont standy

Windows XP Pro.

So here is the settings that I have right now for power management:
Off monitor 10min
Power off hard disks 30min
System Stand by 1 hour

What happens is that it either does nothing after an hour or it just restarts. Strange.

I have tried to do the whole hibernation thing but it says that the file is in use by another user. I researched this and did the necessary steps to remove the file and what not. I am able to remove the file, then enable hibernation but it seems that once I restart again the check box for hibernation goes unchecked again and I have to repeat the process of deleting the system file that stores the hibernation information all over again to enable hibernation again.

Any ideas on what I can do to get this thing to shut down after an hour of inactivity?

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Old 08-26-06, 11:06 AM
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Well, I had this problem before with my previous XP SP1 serveral times but when I upgraded to SP2 it disappeared. So what's yours
Old 08-26-06, 11:10 AM
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Yeah Im on SP2, I too thought that this would fix the problem but it didnt. I am beginning to look at using a third party program that may do this? Any suggestions, does it even exist I wonder?

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Try to create a new power scheme
Old 08-26-06, 01:28 PM
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You may have to upgrade your BIOS. Power management is controlled by the system board mostly.

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