27 February 2009

Mr. Wizard on Hibernating

sme asks...

For some reason my computer won't go into sleep mode unless Internet Explorer is open. Any ideas why? Is this weird? Why does my computer favor the crappy web browser? I use Windows XP. However, my boyfriend has installed a shitload of programs that he uses for poker and I feel like one of them may be the culprit. He's put in Poker Tracker and something called Team Viewer and then there's Skype. He uses the last two so other people can watch him play. I don't know anything about it, but I think it was after he started using them that the computer wouldn't go to sleep.
I'm not familiar with the poker tracking software you have installed (and I don't want to go too deeply into it because I suspect it might violate the ToS for whichever online poker sites you frequent) but I don't think that's your problem. I think Team Viewer is hanging you up. Before trying to put your computer to sleep, make sure you've disabled or turned off Team Viewer. I'm going to guess that'll resolve it.


sme said...

Sweet! Thanks for the advice. I'll give it a try and let you know what happens.

sme said...

Ok, so I've been waiting for some together time with the bf so we can figure out this computer thing. I don't want to un-install anything before I make sure he's not going to just re-install it again tomorrow. However, during the last few days my computer has seemed to, at least temporarily, fixed itself.
Sigh. Whatever.
Thanks for trying to help. I hope you don't feel like I wasted your time. :)