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Standby on ACPI laptop sometimes very slow

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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SysExpertCommented:
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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jonmilAuthor Commented:
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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SysExpertCommented:
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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