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Old 03-05-2007
FamilyGuy32
 
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Won't go into standby

I was trying to remove something called Twister that came with my computer
and it said it switched into VGA mode. Now it won't go into standby. I go to
turn off computer and I can't select it. How do I fix it?

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Old 03-05-2007
MedRxman
 
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Re: Won't go into standby

try a system restore

"FamilyGuy32" <FamilyGuy32@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:05970365-4AD3-49A6-BDD1-6513221A1188@microsoft.com...
>I was trying to remove something called Twister that came with my computer
> and it said it switched into VGA mode. Now it won't go into standby. I go
> to
> turn off computer and I can't select it. How do I fix it?



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Old 03-05-2007
Patti MacLeod
 
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RE: Won't go into standby

Hi FamilyGuy32,

You need to reinstall the drivers for the video adapter in order to
reinstate Standby.



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User


"FamilyGuy32" wrote:

> I was trying to remove something called Twister that came with my computer
> and it said it switched into VGA mode. Now it won't go into standby. I go to
> turn off computer and I can't select it. How do I fix it?

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Old 09-05-2007
orbecky
 
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RE: Won't go into standby

My computer crashed, and when I reinstalled Windows XP, the standby button is
grayed out. Any suggestions?

"Patti MacLeod" wrote:

> Hi FamilyGuy32,
>
> You need to reinstall the drivers for the video adapter in order to
> reinstate Standby.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> Patti MacLeod
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "FamilyGuy32" wrote:
>
> > I was trying to remove something called Twister that came with my computer
> > and it said it switched into VGA mode. Now it won't go into standby. I go to
> > turn off computer and I can't select it. How do I fix it?

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Old 09-05-2007
Patti MacLeod
 
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RE: Won't go into standby

Hi orbecky,

The same as I suggested to FamilyGuy32, install the video adapter drivers.



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User


"orbecky" wrote:

> My computer crashed, and when I reinstalled Windows XP, the standby button is
> grayed out. Any suggestions?


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Old 11-05-2007
orbecky
 
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RE: Won't go into standby

I would love to do that, but I don't know how to find out the company for the
sound card. As mentioned before, my computer crashed. I was able to reinstall
XP, but the drivers didn't load for audio and I am recalling that my son
updated my sound card for me a couple of years ago. I can't find the CD-rom
for the sound card. Is there anyway to tell who made the sound card? I could
get inside the tower if that would help???

"Patti MacLeod" wrote:

> Hi orbecky,
>
> The same as I suggested to FamilyGuy32, install the video adapter drivers.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> Patti MacLeod
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "orbecky" wrote:
>
> > My computer crashed, and when I reinstalled Windows XP, the standby button is
> > grayed out. Any suggestions?

>

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Old 13-05-2007
Patti MacLeod
 
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RE: Won't go into standby

You could give either of these two suggestions a try.....

1) D/load and install Everest Home Edition, available from here:
http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=everesthome
Scroll down to "Old Versions Available of Everest Home Edition" and select
Everest Home Edition 2.20.405
Once installed, launch Everest
In the opening window, click on the Computer icon in the right pane, then
click on the Summary icon
Scroll down to Multimedia, then look for Audio Adapter

2) Open the registry editor (Start>Run key in regedit then click on OK or
hit ENTER) and navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SYSTEM>CurrentControlSet>Enum>PCI
When you expand PCI, you should see quite a few registry keys, with names in
the general form such as this:
VEN_10B7&DEV_9004&SUBSYS_900410B7&REV_04
Each one corresponds to a PCI or AGP device on your system, and represents a
VENDOR ID string and a DEVICE ID string. In my example,the "Vendor ID" is
10B7 and the "Device ID" is 9004
If you expand each one in turn, they should each have a sub-key labelled
with a long hex number, for example:
3&61aaa01&0&58
Click on this sub-key, and look in the right pane for Class........for the
Unknown Device, the Class Data will be "Unknown"
Also look at DeviceDesc, it will probably say something like "PCI Multimedia
Audio Device"
Look thru each of these subkeys for the one that has the Class Data value of
"Unknown" and make a note of the Vendor ID and Device ID under which this was
found
Now, go here:
http://www.pcidatabase.com/vendors.php?sort=id
Look up the Vendor ID (you might have to scroll quite a ways to find it, or
do a "Find on/in this page" for the Vendor ID). For mine, I looked up 0x10B7,
which was related to 3COM Corporation. Now, click on the link for the Vendor.
Then look up the Device ID. Mine was 0x9004, which returned this information:
Chip Number: 3C900-COMBO
Description: Fast Etherlink XL PCI Combo NIC
Notes: Same as 9000 with TP and BNC connector with TP and BNC connecto
Following the above, you should be able to find out who made the device and
what it is, then that should give you a good idea of where to go to look for
drivers for it.



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User


"orbecky" wrote:

> I would love to do that, but I don't know how to find out the company for the
> sound card. As mentioned before, my computer crashed. I was able to reinstall
> XP, but the drivers didn't load for audio and I am recalling that my son
> updated my sound card for me a couple of years ago. I can't find the CD-rom
> for the sound card. Is there anyway to tell who made the sound card? I could
> get inside the tower if that would help???

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