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wake up PC with mouse

When my PC goes to sleep mode, I have to press the power button to wake it up. How do I wake it up with the mouse? I have XP Pro. Thx
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biggynet
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Wake from Standby?
You'll need to enable this in Device Manager
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It also depends on the mouse. If you pack your mouse with your suspended laptop, and if the mouse can wake it up with the lid closed, you can heat up the laptop (ask me how I know :) ).

So a BlueTooth mouse will not wake up a suspended laptop (thankfully).

Other mice (wired mice, usb mice) will if set as per above.

.... Thinkpads_User
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biggynetAuthor Commented:
My PC is a HP desktop
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update. Make sure you are not using a Bluetooth mouse and then the post by MASQUERAID should work. ... Thinkpads_User
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biggynetAuthor Commented:
I am using a wireless mouse. It was working before until I did a recovery of my desktop.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So then either the mouse driver or the USB driver went wrong during recovery. I assume the "wireless" mouse is USB.

Try first replacing the mouse driver to see if that helps.
Then try refreshing the USB ports.
Then try a wired mouse to see if that works.

... Thinkpads_User
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biggynetAuthor Commented:
USB yes. This mouse does not have any driver. Plug it in and it works.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So USB seems to have gone wrong during recovery. See if you can update the drivers for the USB Universal Host Controllers (Device Manager). I have never done this because USB should just work with a properly working Windows system.

Try running System File Checker. Run SFC /SCANNOW, allow to complete, run again if errors remain uncorrected and restart the computer. Test again.

You may have to use the workaround (wake with a keystroke).  

.... Thinkpads_User
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biggynetAuthor Commented:
keystroke does not work either. How do you enable this in Device Manager?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Since the keystroke does not work, probably the issue is not USB either. So leave that alone for a bit.

Check your Advanced Power Settings:

(a) USB Selective Suspend Settings enabled
(b) Power Lid and Buttons enable both Sleep button settings.

I forgot, on a desktop, the button to wake up *is* the power button, not any button or key. My error.

... Thinkpads_User
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biggynetAuthor Commented:
I did it in Device Manager http://support.microsoft.com/kb/280108.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Thanks to thinkpads_user for running with this while I was sleeping. For clarity the default state in XP is for wake on mouse to be allocated to PS2 only. I guess the desktop restore reset Windows to default but a repair should retain the Device Manager changes allowing a USB mouse to wake the machine.

biggynet, did you see the link in my first post? If not I may post links in full in future.
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biggynetAuthor Commented:
I have the link to show how to do it in Device Manager
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