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Standby Mode My standby mode no longer works. PC comes out of standby a few seconds after I put it in. I've done virus scans (on NOD32) and adware scans (on skybot 1.4) and they indicate that there is no problem with a virus. Any suggestions

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your best option is to remove the powercord from the back of the computer and wait a minute before plugging it back in and turning on your system this will delete the "standby mode save" and turn on your PC normally

Dec 12, 2013 | Gateway GT5656 Desktop PC

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Won't go into sleep mode

Which operating system ?

Sleep mode on a Windows 7 PC saves power without you having to turn your computer off and without losing any work.

This option cuts the power to your monitor, powers down the hard drive and pauses all functions until you awaken the computer from hibernation.

Whether you have a laptop, desktop or workstation, putting your computer into sleep mode will lower your electric bill and save money!

Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your desktop. In the lower right corner of the Start menu, next to the "Shut Down" button, is a button labeled with a small, right-pointing arrow. Mouse over the arrow.

The Shut Down menu appears.

Point at "Sleep" and click on this option.

Your Windows 7 computer goes into sleep mode.

Wake your computer from sleep mode by jiggling the mouse.

There may be a delay of a few seconds before your hardware powers on.

All of your open programs are still open and your work is intact, just as you left it before the computer entered sleep mode.

Configure your Windows 7 PC to go into sleep mode automatically when it is not used for a certain amount of time.

Click "Start" and select "Control Panel." Click "System and Security."

Click "Power Options."

A menu opens.

Click on "Choose when the computer sleeps" and select the number of minutes of inactivity. You can also set a separate time interval to put your monitor into sleep mode.

If you set both to 10 minutes, then your PC and monitor will automatically go into sleep mode after 10 minutes of inactivity

Your Computer in sleep mode

First, save all of your work. Information in computer memory is not saved while your computer is on standby.

From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel, then Power Management.

Click Standby Beside When I Push the Power Button.

Push the Power button.

Automatically Putting Your Computer on Standby

Save all work before leaving your computer.

From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.

Double-click Power Management.

Set the times that you want your system to go on standby, to shut off the monitor and to shut off the hard disks.

Click OK. Your computer will go on standby according to the schedule you have entered.

Putting Your Computer in Hibernation

From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.

Double-click Power Settings.

Click on the Advanced tab.

At the When I Push the Power Button On My Computer screen, click Hibernate.

Click the Power button.

Hope this helps.

Nov 25, 2012 | Dell Factory Refurbished 4700-HH79N81...

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Is my computer in standby mode?

Make sure you have the cable that plugs into the back of the computer from the monitor screwed in tight. Also make sure the cable on the back of the monitor is screwed in tight and also that the power cord on the back of the monitor is pushed in all the way.

I'm almost certain you're not in standby mode. Does the computer stay on when you get the no signal message? Do you hear the fan blowing, do you hear the disk drive spinning? If not, I think your system has completely shut down. I'm thinking maybe a virus or some hardware/software conflict is stopping it from completing the boot cycle.

Try getting into the Bios or System Setup to see if the LCD Stays on and the computer stays on. Turn the computer off, then hit the power button to turn it back on. Look at the lcd screen and it will tell you what key to hit to go into the Bios or System Setup. Go into it and let the computer sit for 10 minutes or so to see if it shuts itself off.

If you are successful with the computer staying in the Bios or System Setup lets try getting into Safe Mode and see what happens. Turn the computer off and hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see the SAFE MODE option. Select the Safe Mode option and let the system boot up. Safe mode will look different to you. The icons will be bigger and the lcd screen darker, but that's normal. If you are able to see the desktop in safe mode just try opening up MS Word and maybe let it sit for a few minutes to see if it shuts off.

If safe mode was successful, then try booting it normally. If it fails, we know we've got an issue.

Mar 23, 2012 | Acer Aspire X3400 PC Desktop

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Received a message from security warning that my faceboook account has a virus or malware called koobface. How can I clean this up so I can open my facebook account?

I suggest you to scan computer with hand scanning tool in safe mode of Windows. When computer start, after few second you press F8 key more times in interval of 1 second. You must see option for going to 'Safe mode with networking'. When Windows start, you will have 'bad' icon looking, but don't worry. If you network is on (it will be, if it was in standard Windows mode).
With browser, you can go to ESET (Nod32) antivirus page:
Download 'ESET Online Scanner', and scan your computer with this. Make sure that you are put option for scan and delete (I think that 'only scan' is default).

Some viruses are so hard to clean, and one of option is use live linux CD (Mint linux, burn on CD from iso image). Share partition with Samba sharing (control panel), and connect computer with network connection to another one (with antivirus). Than scanning files with clean computer.
But this is hard way, and you must know what are you doing (create sharing and network connection). This is only option when virus has hard control with Windows OS. When you boot linux from CD, windows files are not in use, and it can be clean.

I suggest Firefox web browser for more safety way of surfing. AVG antivirus is free option for protection for home users.

Good luck...

Aug 24, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Comuter will not stay in standby mode.

So why do you need the computer in stand-by mode anyway? My computers are either on or off. Off saves power and hardware.

Dec 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Stand by mode

goto control panel ---> power options

select power schemes. power schemes should be "home/office desk

below that check "standby". You can select the time to go computer standby or never to go in standby mode.

Dec 17, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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When i turn on the computer it doest work i dont get to go to the main screen its show windows loading files

This can be the product of a system files corruption, or possibly a virus that is causing your pc to reinstall itself (in a way at least) Although I haven't seen something like this in quite a while. When you boot up the PC try to get into safe mode by pressing F8 until you get the boot menu, if you can get into safe mode you should be ale to diagnose your problem or use something like system restore to attempt reverting the situation. You can also insert the original Windows CD and do a repair install, although you will need to reload your updates, this can have many benefits performance wise.

Jul 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Standby Mode

Go to control panel then power options>power schemes and see if system standby is enabled, it may have changed if done some major updates. also turn off screen saver if on as this may bring it out of standby

Jan 12, 2007 | Dell Dimension 4700C PC Desktop

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Standby Mode

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Jan 12, 2007 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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