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Friends PC won't come out of sleep mode

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Ok, a buddy of mine has this ancient Gateway E-2500D that has problems coming out of sleep mode. On occasion it just refuses boot back up and the monitor will say it is receiving no signal. Restarting it usually fixed it but on occasion it would require a few restarts before it would work.

Here's the kicker. I brought it to my house to try and fix it but since its been here I haven't had the same issue occur once so I'm a bit confused. It runs on XP and I know XP had issues with sleep mode but like I said it hasn't had a problem at my place so I'm wondering if maybe its an issue with his monitor or possibly the connection between the two?

Anyway, I'm a bit frustrated right now so any help you guys can give me would be great.

Specs:
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Intel Celeron 2.66 GHz
1 GB Ram

Thanks in advance for any help you guys can give.
Edited by Mixednuts - 12/29/10 at 9:35am
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Well, look for a BIOS update that may address this issue. Update the ACPI drivers for Windows XP. Also, make sure that your BIOS and PSU both support sleep states. Some older PSUs dont do well with sleep or standby and this was common on some older Dell and Gateway machines. Also, if S3 and S1 or S1/S3 modes are not supported by your BIOS, then you will have some issues. Make sure hibernation is turned off as it goofs with standby on XP machines. Also, make sure that your processor and hard disk both support suspended power states. Single core Celerons had problems with sleep states and this issue was later addressed and corrected with the Celeron D.
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