Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Starting computer from standby

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Starting computer from standby

    I use an dc-ac inverter. I have a switch up front to turn everyting off.
    Instead of shutting the pc down, can I put it in standby? (even though I am cutting off the power source)
    I do not have an on/off switch in my modified pc. I just went into the BIOS and set it to turn the pc on after power failure. However, if I do not "shutdown" and instead try "standby", the pc won't turn back on. (when I had the power switch installed, I had to go to the back of the truck and manually push the switch.)
    Follow me?
    Any ideas or help?
    AtmosUSA.biz, E-Cig Mods
    "A great smoking alternative"

  • #2
    Originally posted by muldrick
    I use an dc-ac inverter. I have a switch up front to turn everyting off.
    Instead of shutting the pc down, can I put it in standby? (even though I am cutting off the power source)
    I do not have an on/off switch in my modified pc. I just went into the BIOS and set it to turn the pc on after power failure. However, if I do not "shutdown" and instead try "standby", the pc won't turn back on. (when I had the power switch installed, I had to go to the back of the truck and manually push the switch.)
    Follow me?
    Any ideas or help?
    Standby needs power!
    Laidback


    The ultimate CarPC - Wow!

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by Laidback
      Standby needs power!
      Thats what I thought, at one time I had the power switch in the pc and tried it. Seems I recall that my display said "resuming windows XP" (even though I had the power turned off through the front switch, prior to having to push the switch at the pc ofcourse)
      AtmosUSA.biz, E-Cig Mods
      "A great smoking alternative"

      Comment


      • #4
        You can cut the power after hibernate, as it writes everything to the hdd, Standby keeps everything in RAM, that's why it needs power.
        Laidback


        The ultimate CarPC - Wow!

        Comment


        • #5
          there are three levels of standby....check your BIOS to see if you can choose between the diff states....you want S3 ...all power off except Ram

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Laidback
            You can cut the power after hibernate, as it writes everything to the hdd, Standby keeps everything in RAM, that's why it needs power.
            That's what I was just thinking...that I used hybernate. So if I use hybernate, then cut the power off, will it resume XP when I turn the power back on? Remember, I don't have the power button on the pc, and I wouldn't want to go to the back of the truck to turn it on anyway.
            (Just trying to think off a faster startup time)
            AtmosUSA.biz, E-Cig Mods
            "A great smoking alternative"

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by HybridMike
              there are three levels of standby....check your BIOS to see if you can choose between the diff states....you want S3 ...all power off except Ram
              I still want to cut all power off, to avoid battery drain.
              AtmosUSA.biz, E-Cig Mods
              "A great smoking alternative"

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by muldrick
                That's what I was just thinking...that I used hybernate. So if I use hybernate, then cut the power off, will it resume XP when I turn the power back on? Remember, I don't have the power button on the pc, and I wouldn't want to go to the back of the truck to turn it on anyway.
                (Just trying to think off a faster startup time)
                Well, yes. But only if you set the option in bios to 'resume from power loss'. Not all sys boards have this option!
                Laidback


                The ultimate CarPC - Wow!

                Comment

                Working...
                X