Windows 7 - standby mode...

Asked By CoMpMaStErRyA on 25-Feb-07 11:39 AM
is there any way to make it so that when the computer is on standby mode,
moving the mouse will NOT take it off standby? I have a cat and i put my
computer on standby every night, and she always jumps onto my desk, bumps the
mouse, and turns the computer on all night. I want to make it so that the
only way the computer can come off standby is by either pressing the power
button on the computer or pressing a key on the keyboard. Is this possible?




Tx2 replied on 25-Feb-07 11:54 AM
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Something in the BIOS I would suggest. Not sure without knowing which
BIOS you have, but that would be my guess at where to look.

Don't let any eco-warrior's know it's left on without good reason
though!


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Ayush replied on 25-Feb-07 11:51 AM
Replied to [CoMpMaStErRyAn]s message :

Use Hibernation :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernate_(OS_feature)




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CoMpMaStErRyA replied on 25-Feb-07 12:04 PM
hibernation does not work on my computer. whenever i try to hibernate it, it
just restarts.
Mil replied on 25-Feb-07 02:00 PM
This will not answer your question, but it may make it easier for you to live
with it:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6497257644936185526


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Poprivet replied on 25-Feb-07 04:11 PM
Not much to go on here, and having read that Hibernation just Restarts, not
sure how much this will help, but ... in view of the little information
given:

--  There might be a CMOS setting for the mouse to bring the system out of
standby with the mouse.  Check there first.  My current machine has no such
thing, but my last one did.

--  There might be an option in your Mouse Properties; check that.

--  Also, check Control Panel's Power Options; there is usually such a
setting there.  That's also where you turn hibernation on/off and adjust hte
room it needs.

Part of your problem -could- be whatever is preventing Hibernation from
working, assuming it's turned on.  It sounds like it is?  If so, check the
amount of space reserved for it; I think there is a recommended size given
in the dialog somewhere.

Two safe to use things come to mind that may help with problems like
this:
1.  UPHClean from  Microsoft.  That's a User Hive Cleanup app that makes NO
changes, but cleans up fodder and chaff.  Most useful for slow shut downs,
but helps other things, too.
2.  NTRegopt is a registry optimizer from, I think, Sysinternals (now owned
by MS).  It also makes no changes to the registry, but does re-organize the
sequence of the hives during boot.  Try it and see if it doesn't help.  If
you can't find it, Google will turn up lots of sources for it, including
sysinternal's site, which will redirect you to the right place at MS.  Or,
just go to sysinternals.com and let it redirect you.

HTH
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CoMpMaStErRyA replied on 25-Feb-07 04:36 PM
thanks for all the info. unfortunately, there are no settings in mouse
properties for the standby option on my computer. How do i check the CMOS
settings that you mentioned?
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You usually hit the DEL key as the PC is booting, right after you turn
it on. Look for a message that says something like "hit DEL to enter
setup". On my Dell though, for example, I have to hit F2.

This will get you entry where you can change CMOS settings.

The BIOS and CMOS are different, but for whatever reason, this 'area' of
the PC is commonly referred to only as the BIOS.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000707.htm refers.

Do be careful though, this is not a place you want to be fiddling in if
you don't know what you are doing.

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CoMpMaStErRyA replied on 26-Feb-07 12:07 AM
okay, i went into the BIOS setup when my computer started up, i looked
through every menu and submenu on there, and i could not find anything about
standby or CMOS settings. now what do i do??
Tx2 replied on 26-Feb-07 12:33 PM
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If you can't find it, it might not be there at all, which ultimately
means you can't prevent whatever it is you are trying to prevent from
occurring.

What machine is it?


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CoMpMaStErRyA replied on 27-Feb-07 07:35 PM
Gateway 507GR
bxf replied on 28-Feb-07 08:05 AM
On Feb 25, 4:39 pm, CoMpMaStErRyAn

The following is the technique used to do the opposite of what you
want to accomplish:

In order to enable wake-up from S3 Standby by moving the USB mouse,
the following Registry entry was added:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\usb
USBBIOSx=DWORD:00000000

Therefore, you may want to try deleting this entry (USBBIOSx) from the
Registry and see if it helps. You can always re-add it if necessary.
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If you take a look at this screen shot, you will see the reference to

Try looking for something like this in your CMOS settings. You can
generally only enable or disbale the setting, so see how you go.

It might be that your machine simply isn't capable of having "wake-up"
turned off.

In respect of your later reply that it is a Gateway machine, I can find
no related Gateway BIOS/CMOS blurb anywhere.

Good luck.



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Andrew Murray replied on 03-Mar-07 06:56 PM
unplug the mouse?
Andrew Murray replied on 03-Mar-07 06:57 PM
unplug the mouse...but what is to stop the cat wallking on the keyboard,
therefore waking up the PC anyway?
JanelleListe replied on 29-Mar-07 08:06 PM
Yes, it is possible to stop the mouse from bringing your computer out of
stand by or hibernation.  It's very easy.  Do this:

Open "Control Panel"
Open "Mouse"
Click "Hardware" tab (A second menu will pop open)
Click "Power Management" tab

You will see two questions, each with a check box:

Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
and
Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby

You check the box for yes, leave it unchecked for no.

You definitely don't have to delete or enter any code.  If you don't know
how to do this you probably shouldn't be messing with your BIOS or CMOS
settings.