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Hi,

Since about a week I have a strange problem with standby-modus: the system doesn't come out. Sometimes it is simply dead, sometimes it tries to turn on, but stays by the black screen with a blinking cursor. The only help is reset, because keyboard doesn't work too. Does anybody know, what can the problem be? I use Win98.

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by:celtics
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We need a computer description and what OS, before we can proceed.
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by:shtern
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It's a Pentium II, 233, 32Mb RAM, OS -Windows 98. Could you tell me what exactly you need to know?
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First thing you can try is go into your Bios and disable powermanagement. WIndows will handle it without Bios enabled
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by:celtics
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Here are two relevant articles :
1) http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q190/3/62.ASP?LNG=ENG&SA=ALLKB&FR=0
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If neither of these help, who made the computer since there are brand specific problems also.
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by:jimat
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Your motheboard/BIOIS may not be able to handle Win98's power management.
Try  sorgie's suggestion first
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balakrishnan_t earned 150 total points
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since i am bios engineer , i feel that i can answer u,

AS celtics said, the problem is with ur power management. as celtics said go to bios and disable power management

and also select ACPI AWARE OS = No , if there is a option like that in ur bios.

Win 98 supports ACPI(power management) and most of the problems r because of that only.
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