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Stand By Hanging on a Dell D620

Stand By Hanging on a Dell D620

I've got a Dell Latitude D620 (WinXP) that is very finicky when it comes to Stand By. About half the time, it goes into Stand By with no issue. The other half it just hangs in the "Preparing to go to Stand By" step forever. Every now and again, the "Preparing..." message is interrupted to tell me that my Intel Wireless Driver is causing an issue with entering Stand By. However, I'm going ahead and calling my computer a liar, since I've disabled the wireless and still had it hang. This includes hitting the manual switch on the side as well as using the Device Manager to disable the card.

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Guest [Entry]

"Just because the interface is disabled doesn't mean that the driver isn't still active.

Usually when my laptop gets into that state (I've had a Lattitude D600 and have a D830 now) I end up doing a reinstall of the OS and applications, since this is usually just one of a number of annoying little problems."
Guest [Entry]

Before blasting away drivers and applications take a look at your system's Event Log and see if there are any errors or warnings that correspond to the times you're trying to go into StandBy. Better yet, clear the logs, try going into StandBy and then after the problem occurs chekc the logs for any info.