We have a user whose PC gets stuck in standby after automatic Windows updates are applied and the PC reboots. This is a Dell Optiplex running Windows XP Pro SP3 on a Windows Server 2003 domain network. The only way to get the PC running again is the unplug it and plug it back in and start it up. I already set the network card to bring the PC out of standby, which did not help, and the user's power settings are set to not go into standby (though that does not apply in this case as he is not logged in when this happens). This is a problem because he works from home a lot and when this happens he has to come in to the office to unplug/replug his PC. The only thing I could find in the event log that might relate to this problem is the following:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Broadcom ASF IP Monitor
Event Category: None
Event ID: 0
Time: 7:36:45 AM
!ERROR 53 Refreshing BMAPI data
Other than turning off automatic updates and having him apply them manually, I have no ideas about how to fix this.