This is the second machine that has this strange behaviour. I press
fn+f4 and the machine suspends (I think that's the right term,
hybernate is fn+f12 I think).
Anyway, the machine shuts off. If I hit the fn key, it comes back on.
Fair enough. But if I leave it in suspend mode, it comes back on by
itself! I've timed it, and it seems to be right at 15 minutes most of
the time. The first time it comes back on, sometimes it's shorter
(maybe 8 to 12 minutes), but if I put it right back into suspend mode,
it powers itself back on after 14 1/2 minutes, like clockwork. And
like I said, this is the second machine that acts like this. Both
were fresh installs of Windows 2000 Server. I updated the bios on the
machine, installed W2K Server, and then applied any applicable patches
from the device driver matrix on the IBM web site.
So what the heck is going on here? Why won't this machine stay
There's nothing in the "Scheduled Tasks" folder except "Add Scheduled Task".
The screensaver was not active, but I activated it, changed the timing to 9999 minutes, and it made no difference.
In the control panel, I checked the "Power Options Properties" page. I set it to never turn off monitor and never turn off hard disks. I didn't turn off the low battery alarms, though, and I left CPU power management on Automatic as well as PCI Bus Power management on Automatic. I also left the low battery, power control, and volume beeps enabled.
When I shut down windows, it only gives me a chance to Logoff, Shut down, or Restart. There is no option to suspend in the pulldown. I use the fn+f4 key.
The wake on network setting was disabled. But when I went into the "boot order" thing, it did have the network picture selected. I reset it so that the boot order had nothing selected, but I haven't retested yet. I sort of doubt that will make a difference.
One more thing I've done was to eject the PCI card (ethernet / modem). That didn't make a difference.
Any more ideas?
Here are the services that the OS reports as started:
COM+ Event System
Distributed File System
Distributed Link Tracking Client
IPSEC Policy Agent
License Logging Service
Logical Disk Manager
Plug and Play
Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Remote Registry Service
Security Accounts Manager
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service
TrueVector Basic Logging Client
TrueVector Internet Monitor
Windows Management Instrumentation
Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions
I stopped all the services that could stop, and killed all of the processes that could kill. The result: no change.
After that, I installed the latest service pack for the OS. Still, no joy.