Blasterguy: I put the fan in and it came out of standby just fine. Then I installed the software and it wouldn't enter standby. This would make me think the software is the culprit... BUT, I've uninstalled the software, deleted any remaining files, AND done a system restore. Still cant standby.
I am starting to think it has to be a hardware issue. But what??? I still need to manually go through the bios to confirm the standby settings are right, but I would think that reflashing would fix it. SO LOST!