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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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Yeah, it is you can imagine. computer is about 3 or 4 yrs, HP pavilion 8874. Was yours that old?


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
BDMCon c:\progra~1\softwin\bitdef~1\bdmcon.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
BDNewsAgent c:\progra~1\softwin\bitdef~1\bdnagent.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
desktop desktop.ini NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
desktop desktop.ini DEBRA\deb Startup
desktop desktop.ini .DEFAULT Startup
desktop desktop.ini 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
Zone Labs Client "c:\program files\zone labs\zonealarm\zlclient.exe" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

I hope it's readable!

Once again, thanks.
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Sorry for the late reply. I actually have bitdefender 7, but it really does nuts. My subscription to NAV expired, so i pulled it out. I used to have norton internet sercurity, but it kept jamming the i've basically given up on antiviruses for the time being, though I'm looking to get microtrend. Quite silly leaving the computer at risk, but if the antivirus is rendering the computer unusable, it kinda defeats the purpose.

Anyways, i did as you said and nothing happened. What exactly does this test suppose to show? I was thinking to enable standby again to see results - if it keeps hanging theres a problem with the hardware or something along those lines, but i wasn't sure, so it's still disabled.

Thanks for your help once again!
Okies..i went ahead and enabled standby, ran the test like you said and nothing standby. Then, I checked everything as per usual and restarted, and again, no standby. Sheesh, it's like the problem just went into hiding to spite me!

I'm at lost :confused:
Nada. Not that I know of...if there is a lost in time, it's too small to tell.
Yes, it's like it uped and left! While it doesn't sound like a bad thing, it's not particularly useful when you're trying to find out the cause in the first place :mad:

I'll keep you updated if it happens again... Any rational explanations? :confused:
Voodo?! :eek: Nah...I've turned the damn thing off and on the last time when the problem first appeared..and it didn't disappear..

Until now, that is.. :confused:

Cause it's windows? true..i was thinking it was due to the star alignement, lunar month, season and the zodiac year this computer was bought in...which was too long ago to remember :p

Oh wells, i guess the question now is, do we leave the thread hanging or close it? Cos technically, it never was solved..

Crap, that sounded like a bad ghost ending :down:
Right. Thanks a bunch :D

Ah, so this concludes the not-so solved problem :eek:
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