W7 Stndby Question/Observation

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by oneextraid, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. oneextraid

    oneextraid MDL Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    I am running W7 x64 Pro. If I have uTorrent running my system will not go into standby at night, after my standby inactivity value is exceeded, which is correct. However, if I am running an Ad-aware scan then it goes into standby after the inactivity setting expires.

    Not a big deal but curious if this is because network traffic versus internal disk traffic affects standby rules differently?
  2. WinFLP

    WinFLP MDL Senior Member

    Nov 18, 2009
    uTorrent is actively blocking standby.

    When downloading->"Prevent standby if there are active torrents"

    It's quite easy to do programatically. When standby is requested (by timeout, closing a laptop lid, or pressing a standby button) Windows will send a message to open applications ($WM_POWERBROADCAST). The application simply has to respond "f**k off" ($BROADCAST_QUERY_DENY).

    I always set my machines to never standby as it's always inconvenient when it does it on me. I enter standby only when I press the button.