Devil5052 wrote:Are they HP computers? (I have 2 HP's that have problems going into or staying in those modes)
rberq wrote:Change the setting to something else, save the settings, then change them back to what you want and save again. Sometimes this works, don't ask me why, just typical Microsoft sh*t software.
Wood'nCoal wrote:Neither PC is going into standby anyway even after resetting the times, so I'll just take av8r's advise and just let them run. I didn't realize that powering up a hard drive several times a day could have an effect on it's lifetime. It may very well be there is an application running somewhere that's contributing to this.
The fans in this Compaq are noisy though, I can tell from outside the room when it's not hibernating. They aren't worn out, just have always been noisy. The Gateway has nice quiet fans, you can barely tell it's powered up.
Richard S. wrote:Lot of fan noise comes from the power supply, I installed a new ultra quiet one about 2 years back and that cut the noise in half. It's also "smart" it doesn't ramp unless it has too.