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Win 98 Standby Problem

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Since reformatting my hard disk and reloading Win 98 from scratch I am unable to exit into stand by mode. If Stand by is selected the computer goes into Stand by for about 10 seconds and then wakes up automatically with the following message.

Your computer can not go to stand by because a device driver or program will not allow it. Close all programs and try again.

This I did using CTRL-ALT-DEL for each open program and the problem remained even when all except explorer were shut down. (Explorer is used to shut the machine down). I have removed everything in my Startup Group, removed all screen savers and still the problem persists. The computer goes into Standby if left for the preset time.

Is this a conflict between Win98 and the Bios Power saving.
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by:largebrain
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It could be, try disabling your BIOS power management,. I think there is a problem with the Win98 standby mode, as if my computer goes into standby, it refuses to wake back up (it used to work fine). Is this essential?
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by:largebrain
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It could be, try disabling your BIOS power management,. I think there is a problem with the Win98 standby mode, as if my computer goes into standby, it refuses to wake back up (it used to work fine). Is this essential?
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rmarotta earned 200 total points
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arwood,
I think this troubleshooter will help you locate the source of your problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q185/9/49.asp

Let me know if you need more.
Regards,
Ralph
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by:arwood
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Attn Largebrain
I dont quite understand your point. Anyway see below and thanks for your time.

Attn Ralph
You hit this one on the head. The Msoft file pmtshoot.exe found the problem and fixed it automatically. It was some entry in the registry.
Regards
Alan Wood
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by:rmarotta
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Alan, I'm glad it helped!
Ralph
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