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Putting windows xp into standby

When i going to put my pc into standbye i can't a window opens up stating this.... The device driver for the 'standard 101/102-key or mircosoft natural ps/2 keyboard' device is preventing the machine from entering hibernation. Please close all applications and try again. If the problem persists, you may need to update this driver.

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Re: Putting windows xp into standby

Go to Microsoft website and download current driver.

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Let's put the computer in clean boot state and check if any third-party program is causing this issue.
Putting your system in clean boot state helps in identifying if any third party applications or startup items are causing the issue. If yes, you may have to contact the program manufacturer for any updates or uninstall and re-install the program.
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After you used the clean boot to resolve your problem, you can follow these steps to configure Windows XP to start normally.

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c. Click the General tab, click Normal Startup - load all device drivers and services, and then click OK.
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Hi, If the computer seem to wake from sleep mode for no reason? Some device settings can cause the computer to return from a power savings state when not expected. If the computer is using an optical mouse, changes in light can cause the computer to wake. Network activity can cause the network hardware to wake the computer, especially when the network is always on (like cable and DSL connections). High Definition Audio audio may also cause the computer to wake from sleep mode. Use the following steps to prevent the these hardware devices from waking the computer:
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  4. Double-click the name of the device to open a Properties window.
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  7. Click Start c00847244.gif , and select the Sleep/Standby button to see the problem still exists: If the problem still exists, go to the next Step.
  8. Disconnect all non-essential connected devices (printers, scanners, USB drives).
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If you have already tried all the above steps, you can try the steps below: Many software components start up automatically and run without being seen. Most of these programs are not necessary to the work performed on a computer, but can interfere with sleep/standby mode. For troubleshooting purposes use the following steps to prevent programs from starting when Windows is first opened.
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>I saved myself from a lot of these problems. I set the power button on the front
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