"Preparing to standby" - Help!

  Scribbler 18:12 17 Sep 2005
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Every now and again my screen displays the message "Preparing to standby". Nothing happens and everything is frozen. I have to switch off the power and switch on again to recover. Anyone know why my computer does this? OS is Windows XP Home.

  Graham ® 19:06 17 Sep 2005

Look in Control Panel, Power options. See if it is set to standby sfter a time.

  Scribbler 17:44 18 Sep 2005

Many thanks, Graham. I didn't think of that - it was set to standby after an hour. I've now set it to "Never". Will see if that fixes the problem.

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