MacBook Pro Standy Mode Issues

I have a MacBook Pro laptop which has a Dual Boot (Mac OS and Windows XP). It enters sleep mode (stand by) after I close the lid. I get a black screen. Pretty much the screen freezes. Any suggestion?
CGW2011Asked:
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ThalarctosCommented:
You can keep your MacBook from going into sleep mode when closed by connecting it to an external monitor, mouse and keyboard.
CGW2011Author Commented:
I am looking for a reason why it is happening and the solution.
ThalarctosCommented:
Is the OS crashing when you close the lid?  Does it only happen when in XP, or does it happen when you're in MacOS as well?
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roylongCommented:
Have you installed the apple drivers for windows?

Did you install with bootcamp?

I am not certain that XP supports MacBook sleep.
ThalarctosCommented:
Someone found it was a problem with their network driver in XP:

http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1437755&start=30&tstart=0

I have had this problem since February 2008 and finally solved it. There is a problem with the Broadcom 802.11n driver that is included on the Apple DVD. It prevents the system, in some cases, from entering standby. Though the driver is supposedly current, it's different than other manufactuer drives of the same rev number.

I definitely solved my problems FINALLY by doing this:

    * Using the ASUS Broadcom 802.11n driver for Windows XP found here:

http://www.radarsync.com/driver/d274540-broadcom_802.11n_network_adapter

It's the 4.170.25.12 version of the driver (which was the same 'version' I had on my mac book air). However, changing to this driver completely solved all of my standby problems, and has also made my wireless performance more stable.
CGW2011Author Commented:
Bootcamp was installed properly and the apple drivers for windows were all installed succesfully.
Everything works like a charm except the stand by mode.
CGW2011Author Commented:
Will  the ASUS Broadcom 802.11n driver for Windows XP fixed the problem on a MacBook Pro?
The link you provided is not accessible. Where can I get the drive?
 
 
CGW2011Author Commented:
Does anyone know why it is happening?
ThalarctosCommented:
CGW2011Author Commented:
Found the solution.  Re installing Windows XP SP3 solved the issue.

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CGW2011Author Commented:
Tried and it worked. Reinstalling SP3 is the way to solve standby mode issue.
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