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    possible to wake windows from standby??

    Does anybody know of a way to wake windows from standby (through a program, rather than some sort of input).. Really, what I'm looking for is something that, after windows is put into standby, counts down an hour or so, then pushes windows into hibernation if it has not already been resumed. Does any one know if this is possible?

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    During standby, pretty much everything is shut down except the RAM - there's no way for a program to be running.
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    2k1Toaster mentioned that windows's scheduled tasks program wakes up windows (if box is checked) to run scheduled tasks... so windows has the ability to wake itself... I'm assuming it just takes the right programmer to manipulate this function... and I am no where near that "right" programmer.

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    No idea how to do it but scheduled tasks does have that option and my PVR software can also do it to start a recording.
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    I am working on another method. It makes use of a "waitable timer". Tricky programming with threads.
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    Well, I thought that's normal behavior for windows. Set "System hibernates:" at 1 hour and it'll do that after an hour of no activity, even during standby. I mean, that's how laptops work, too. Feel free to test by setting hibernate at 1 minute and then put it into standby.
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    I tried, it doesn't work. This only happens if your computer is not active and goes into standby, I believe (not when you send it to standby). Look at this thread also:

    Standby & Hibernation Presets

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    This is what I use for the last two years. Its called hibermon (see this thread for info) Between the power management in bios/XP and it, I have my CarTablet set to shut the screen off one minute after loosing power from the inverter, 45 minutes later it goes to standby, 1 hour later it goes to hibernate. If power is applied in the first 45 minutes the screen comes up immediately, otherwise I hit the power button to resume.
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    Hmm, not sure what exactly hibermon does. Does it countdown after system is sent into standby to shutdown/hibernate/restart/whatever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fewman View Post
    Hmm, not sure what exactly hibermon does. Does it countdown after system is sent into standby to shutdown/hibernate/restart/whatever?
    Double duty (there's another thread talking about this, too.)

    To answer your question, I'm not sure any more either. Its been 2 years. After my last post I did some digging and realized I found another program to do it that was a little more intuitive and replaced hibermon (again 2 years ago) with WakeUpOnStandby. This program has a few more functions, can run programs after the resume and then hibernate. I worked with the author during its original development, and he tailored it for my needs more than hibermon could.

    WakeupOnStandBy
    wosb.exe
    "Utility to wake up computer from Stand-by mode or Hibernation - 1.7.1"
    (Windows 98/ME + NT/2K/XP/2003)
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    [Source Code Copyright (C) 2004 - 2006]

    DESCRIPTION:
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    Have you ever wondered if it's possible to wake up your system from a Stand-by mode or Hibernation programmatically? The answer is yes, it's possible. This simple utility will show you how. Once activated it resides in the system and wakes it up at predefined time, runs a file and if necessary sends system into Stand-by mode, hibernates it or shuts it down. It can also be used to send system into "specific" Stand-by mode or hibernation. We can supply it with a source code which will let you modify this concept for your own needs.

    COMPATABILITY:
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    Requires APM enabled, and hardware support for Stand-by mode.

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