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Solved: Computer keeps going on standby continuously

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Hi, I'm kinda new here.

Ok anyways, here goes:

I have been having problems lately with my computer - every time i switch it on, it goes to standby. Worse still, it keeps going on standby even when it's on standby. Makes sense? It's like it's posessed!

I've googled this problem, and it appears that it's a hardware problem, BUT, when i log in on safe mode, the problem disappears. So, being an average computer user, i'm pretty puzzled in the least. I have no idea what the problem was - I didn't install anything lately, or visit any webpages outside my usual ones. I haven't found a virus that acts this way, so I've ruled it out for now.

I've solved this problem for the time being by getting a registry key to permantly disable standby, while it works, it's more of going about the problem. What i'm afraid of is that the continued standbys were a sign of something wrong in the system.

Has anyone had the same problem? Help is much appreciated.

I'm running on Win XP (home), on 128mb of RAM, with a hard drive capacity of 40GB and a 1Ghz Intel Pentium 3 processor, if it helps. Oh, and i use SP2.

Thank you.
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Hi and welcome. 128 megs of ram on an XP system must be pretty painful.

Can you post your startup items via start, run, type msinfo32 and hit enter. Go to software, startups, edit, select all, edit, copy and come back and paste.
No virus program? :eek:

AdaptecDirectCD "c:\program files\adaptec\easy cd creator 5\directcd\directcd.exe" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Adobe Gamma Loader c:\progra~1\common~1\adobe\calibr~1\adobeg~1.exe All Users Common Startup
IDMan c:\program files\internet download manager\idman.exe /onboot DEBRA\deb HKU\S-1-5-21-1715567821-1677128483-1708537768-1003\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Iomega Active Disk c:\program files\iomega\autodisk\ad2kclient.exe DEBRA\deb HKU\S-1-5-21-1715567821-1677128483-1708537768-1003\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Iomega Drive Icons c:\program files\iomega\driveicons\imgicon.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Iomega Startup Options c:\program files\iomega\common\imgstart.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Microsoft Office c:\progra~1\micros~2\office\osa9.exe -b -l All Users Common Startup
QuickTime Task "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Registry Cleaner "c:\program files\registry cleaner\regclean.exe" DEBRA\deb HKU\S-1-5-21-1715567821-1677128483-1708537768-1003\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
SunJavaUpdateSched c:\program files\java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
TkBellExe "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe" -osboot All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
WinZip Quick Pick c:\progra~1\winzip\wzqkpick.exe All Users Common Startup

For a test, via start, run, type msconfig, and go to the startup tab, uncheck those, save changes and reboot. You'll be warned that some items have been disabled, just tell it to never tell you that again.
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So are you saying it won't go into standby now?

The fact that you turned it off, then on again? The fact that it's Windows :D
No need to close it, just mark it solved using the THREAD TOOLS drop down menu. I take solved anyway I can get them :D Sometimes, it is not to wonder why :p
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