Windows 98 cannot resume from standby

  willo500 11:02 11 Apr 2004


Please can you help? I have a pc running windows 98. It will go into standy from time to time and I cannot resumre normal operation. The on off switch fails to respond to my attempts at turning it off and I have to unplug it from the mains in order to turn off the pc. I have altered the power management settings so that it should remain on at all times but this doesn't seem to make any difference.

All advice gratefully received,


  Graham ® 11:07 11 Apr 2004

Does the comp. enter standby by itself? What is the make?

  willo500 13:16 11 Apr 2004

Its am advent and yes it goes into standby on its own

  keith-236785 13:33 11 Apr 2004

i know its not an answer as such but, if you need to force the pc to shutdown, press and hold the power button for 4or5 seconds. it should turn off and you can then power up once more.

  willo500 18:02 11 Apr 2004

Thanks for your help but I really want to know how to eliminate this problem

  Graham ® 19:24 11 Apr 2004

Only thing I can find click here

  R4 19:51 11 Apr 2004

You can alter these settings in the 'Power Management'

Also in the bios there should be some settings to allow the button settings to be altered ie: soft off / no standby etc.

  willo500 23:33 13 Apr 2004

I tried all the above but there does seem to be no answer. Anyway thanks for your help folks

  woodchip 23:36 13 Apr 2004

Go into Setup when you start computer and disable power managment BIOS

  woodchip 23:37 13 Apr 2004

Also turn it all of in Control Panel\Power Managmet

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iPhone X review

How to find a font: Discover the name of a typeface with these apps

The best iPhone for 2017

Les meilleurs logiciels de montage vidéo gratuits (en 2017)