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Standy By Going off/Computer shutting down

I have been using Stand By quite frequently lately for quick start-ups. It's been working fine when I come back to the computer hours later butduring the last few days, I've noticed that Stand By is suddenly just going off and I'm back to completely re-starting my computer again. How do I keep stand By by from automatically shutting off- a problem that has just recently surfaced.
I own an HP Pavilion DV5000 laptop.

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  • philipfishma Feb 04, 2009

    I use Windows XP. Both settings are on "Never." Also what Power Scheme setting should I be using? I am currently on "Presentation."

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    Randall Trahan May 11, 2010

    Go into the power options settings in control panel. There are two settings, one for after a short period of time to put on standby and then another setting usually after a longer period of time to shutoff or hibernate. Make sure the second setting does not say shutoff or hibernate. Also, you didn't mention what operating system you are using so the power options in the control panel may be slightly different title...let me know if you have any questions.

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The presentation power scheme is used when you are giving a briefing using the PC as your slide show. So the presentation power scheme will never shut off the monitor or the hard drive, don't want it to shut down in the middle of a briefing.However, leaving it in that state for long periods of time may cause the CPU to overheat and shut itself down for protection. A better scheme for quick boot up would be Home/Office. Turn monitor off after 20 minutes and "never" for hard disk. This way it will save energy (therefore heat) and you will have a quick boot up. If you are using XP Pro, there is also an option to automatically put it in standby when you close the lid of your monitor. Hope this helps. If you have any questions let me know... Please rate this solution before logging off.

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