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Standby on ACPI laptop sometimes very slow

Posted on 2002-03-19
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The standby procedure on my Gateway 9300 has suddenly become erratic. Sometimes it stands by as quickly as ever (a couple of seconds), mostly it takes a minute or two. May have coincided with a re-install of W2K. Device Manager shows 2 instances of ACPI-Compliant Control Method BAttery drivers, 1 AC Adapter and 1 ACPI PC. An irritation I would appreciate resolving.

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I would check the BIOS settings and control panel.

I would turn off all BIOS standby settings and let Windows handle it.

I hope this helps !
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by:jonmil
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Thanks, but that was my first attempt. I've disabled the AC and DC power options in the BIOS and it doesn't help.
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1) Do you have all the gateway drvers installed - Check the gateway site and get any drivers for your machine.

2) Have you added SP2 and any other patches from windowsupdate.com ?

3) In addition Cleanup the startup stuff. For  NT or win2k,
Download the Startup COP a free pcmag utility from
http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/stories/info/0,,77594,.html
 Run it and it will show you everything that is listed in all the possible startup
 places, and allow you to disable things one at a time until the problem is eliminated.
 A lot of probelms are caused by excess old baggage - programs that have not been properly  un-installed. Startup Cop will eliminate leftovers and un-wanted programs that you no longer want.
Older Antivirus programs and Norton Utilities have been known to cause problems
try disabling them also !

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