Media Center Standby Tool
MCE Standby Tool
MCE Standby Tool Setting up a PC to proper enter and return from low power states like standby (S1/S3), hibernate (S4) and Away Mode can be quite troublesome. Especially on Media Center PCs it's often considered black magic, even by experienced PC technicians.
The MCE Standby Tool (MST) can be very helpful when it comes to the configuration of the various parameters. It will even make a number of critical settings accessible that normally are hidden.
The tool has a number of active features that will help a system handle the power transitions properly. Automatic periodic reboots, closing and restarting of the media center applications and media center idleness detection are just a few examples.
Although the tool is intentionally designed to work on Windows XP Media Center Edition it has proven to be very useful on non MCE versions, Windows Vista and systems running Media Portal as well. There are also beta versions that work very well on Windows 7.