Quote: Originally Posted by rezelute
Thanks but i have no such function on my BIOS, i will test the jumper setting soon i think, im just abit lazy at the minute because changing jumper settings means that i have to remove so many components after ive just setup my new PC
Ahh... ok... lets hope you get it fixed.
Another cause of this problem could be the Computer Browser service, which is responsible for showing you the computers in your Network folder. If you have a home or business network running, with the Computer Browser enabled in more than one machine, they will hold an "election" in which the most capable machine (based largely upon OS versions) is elected to be the browser master. When your machine is browser master it won't sleep until the rest of the network is asleep. That is, it will be the last machine to go to standby mode.
Although you probably want this running if you're running a lan, you could try temporarily disabling the service and see what happens... especially on laptops as they are almost never elected to be the browser master.
Actually there only needs to be one machine running the computer browser service on a given node, since it will provide an up to date DNS list to all machines on the node.