How to Resume From Standby Mode in Windows XP or Widnows Vista?

Solution summary

If you cannot resume from standby mode in Windows® XP or Windows Vista®, then follow the easy 2-step resolution.

The standby mode saves power by not letting your computer shut down completely and instead sets it at a lower power state.

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Step 1

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On the ”Power Management” tab, click to select ”Allow this device” to bring the computer out of ”Standby” check box, and then click to select ”Only allow management stations” to bring the computer out of standby check box.

Step 2

Close Device Manager
Close ‘Device Manager’ and ‘System Properties.’

You have successfully resumed the computer from standby mode in Windows® XP or Windows Vista. Now you are ready to use the computer the way you want to.

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