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Kudos0

SHUTDOWN possible after GHOST backup but not STANDBY

Hi to all!

I would like to know whether there is something new about the problem of putting the pc in standby mode after a backup with GHOST 15 ?

This is the same problem of this topic : http://community.norton.com/t5/Other-Norton-Products/How-do-I-get-Ghost-15-to-allow-standby-after-backups/m-p/660801#M44561  (but the topic seems to be closed and you can't post there anymore)

My problem :

I run a backup after work and I would like to put the pc in standby mode as soon as the operation is done, to avoid leaving the pc on all night long. 

The way to do that is using a command bat (%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState) that you schedule to run after the recovery point is finished. 

If I use the same method to shutdown the pc after backup, it does work. but not with the standby . (And I'd prefer not having to shutdown the pc since I have some program which don't like to be closed too often).

 

The backup stops at 94% with the message like: a program couldn't execute in the correct time or something like that.

 

Any help welcomed! 

Thanks a lot.

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: SHUTDOWN possible after GHOST backup but not STANDBY

What OS? Does the backup finish normally if you do not try to make the PC standby? Can you set the PC to standby after a period of time with the command in Ghost? If the PC won't go into standby on it's own, from the command prompt, run POWERCFG /A . It may tell you what is preventing the PC from going into standby.

Kudos0

Re: SHUTDOWN possible after GHOST backup but not STANDBY

Thanks for your answer, it's great.

What OS?  Windows XP

 

Does the backup finish normally if you do not try to make the PC standby? yes. When I tested the bat file, it worked without problem.

 

Can you set the PC to standby after a period of time with the command in Ghost? I don't know this command. How do you set that ?

 

If the PC won't go into standby on it's own, from the command prompt, run POWERCFG /A . It may tell you what is preventing the PC from going into standby.

It says that the long standby is available <S3>, but not for <S2> and <S1>

 

Thanks for your help again!

Kudos0

Re: SHUTDOWN possible after GHOST backup but not STANDBY

In that post you gave a link to, did you try my suggestion of adding a 3 minute delay to the first line of the batch file?

It's the second to last post in that thread.

Dave

Kudos0

Re: SHUTDOWN possible after GHOST backup but not STANDBY

In fact, from the beginning, my Standby.bat looks like that :

ping localhost -n 240 >nul
rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState Standby

so it wasn't right neither for me nor  for johnsoncpa.

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