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    Going to Stand By Mode takes several tries (XP Hom

    Often when I try to go to Stand By mode, the system goes through the partial shut down steps, the screen gets dark as it should, then immediately reawakens. Sometimes I have to do this 4 or 5 times before it stays in Stand By. Suggestions anyone?

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    Re: Going to Stand By Mode takes several tries (XP Hom

    There are many MS articles on standby issueswhen you Search The Knowledge Base. Does your hardware fit any of those listed? Also, do you have Xp SP-2 installed?

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    Re: Going to Stand By Mode takes several tries (XP

    Thanks, Joe. I reviewed the articles in MS Knowledge Base and did not find any that apply. I do have SP2 installed. Sometimes my computer goes on standby the first try and I can always put it on standby by repeating the procedure, so it's not critical- just a bit of a nuisance.

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    Re: Going to Stand By Mode takes several tries (XP

    Is there other background activity going on that may prevent it from going into standby? Have you check device manager at the time?

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    Re: Going to Stand By Mode takes several tries (XP

    I have checked device manager and found it to be 96% idle

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    Re: Going to Stand By Mode takes several tries (XP

    Do you have any frequently scheduled activities such as a weather program or rss feeds running?

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    Re: Going to Stand By Mode takes several tries (XP

    Yes, I have an anti-virus program that checks for updates daily and plus some others. A few days ago, I rescheduled those to run at a time when I'm normally not using the computer and have had no more problems. Thanks

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    Re: Going to Stand By Mode takes several tries (XP

    Glad it is resolved. Thanks for posting back.

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