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XP Standby mode or not

By Daygo_171 ·
This is the problem. An end user leaves the pc for 30 minutes or so and when she returns sees a blank screen. When the computer is revived she has to re-enter her username and password. All of her programs are still running. Obviously the computer is going into standby mode. How do I get this problem to stop?

This is what I have done:
Gone into the Display properties and turned off every conceivable switch under power management including hibernate and stanby. Next, I went into the bios and again turned off every conceivable switch in power management here. Also, "Prompt for password when computer goes off stanby" is not selected.

Does anyone know of a possible registry hack to help or maybe a service that I could turn off?

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by cbrash In reply to XP Standby mode or not

Enter the Control Panel, then Power Options. There are settings for Standby, Monitor, Haard drive there also.

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by Daygo_171 In reply to

As you can tell by my question that has been tried. But thanks anyway

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by w2ktechman In reply to XP Standby mode or not

It sounds like one of 2 things. Most common would be everything was turned off in the wrong hardware profile. If it is docked when it happens, make sure that it is in the docked profile when you turn everything off in windows.

The only other things to look at would be group policy/registry. I doubt that this is where the problem is though. I wouldnt suggest changing the registry unless you know what you are doing.

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by Daygo_171 In reply to

tried that first. thanks

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