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Windows stuck at Preparing to standby

Last response: in Windows XP
April 1, 2010 4:15:25 AM

Hello, is there some way to reverse a stuck "Preparing to stand by ..." so that the computer wakes up - without rebooting it?? I will lose some files if I have to force a re-boot.

Thanks, regards, Jim
April 1, 2010 7:25:11 PM

Number one rule - ALWAYS save your files before leaving, hibernating, or putting into stand-by mode.
I am afraid you have no choice but to do a hard reset. Personnally I don't use stand-by or hibernate on my home computer. I just set the monitor to shut off after 20 minutes and the hard drives after 1 hour. I turn my off every night.