Normally I would not use standby mode but I thought I'd try it because of some problems I have had booting my computer recently. I am using windows 98. For about a week our computer took several tries to boot up after it had been off all night. Finally we took it in to a repair shop and they claimed to have fixed it and charged us over $130 (they also refused to tell us what the problem was). Upon getting the computer back we quickly realized that it had not been fixed so we took it back to them. They kept the computer for about a week until we called them. At this point they said that they could not fix it unless we bought a new motherboard from them. They suggested that we turn the switch on the power supply off each night after performing a windows shutdown. This way, the computer would completely power down and subsequently would power up properly the next morning. This has not worked. As it stands we have paid $130, gone a week without our computer, and it is in the exact same condition as when we first brought it in. I am very frustrated with this shop and would like to demand my money back. However, I would be willing to save myself the hassle if I could just get the computer working reasonably well. This is where the standby issue comes in. I thought if shutting it down completely makes it difficult to start up in the morning perhaps I could just put it in standby mode overnight to save power. I have the loadpowerprofile entries checked in msconfig but everytime I put it in standby mode it gets stuck there and I have to reboot. It is not worth buying a new motherboard for this "old" computer (almost 3 years). Can anyone help me remedy this problem? I know that was a little long but I felt it was necessary to explain the background to this problem. I suppose as a backup plan I could just leave the computer on all the time as I have been told that once it boots up I shouldn't have no immediate problems. However, this will cost more in power and I'm sure will also wear the computer down faster.