OK... so with the recent threads on S3, thought would have a go at setting mine up... but am failing miserably Have been into the Bios and ensured that the "ACPI-S3 Save to RAM" is enabled (see first picture). Then been into USB devices and found the microsoft remote and allowed it to being out of standby. Also edited registry to add the HKLM>SYSTEM>Current Control Set>Services>USB>USBBIOSx key Also used the "dumppo admin minsleep=S3" command to ensure in S3 mode. So when Media Center started, I can press the PC power button on the MS Remote and the PC goes into standby in less than 2 seconds. This is S3 mode, no fans. When pressing the MS Remote button again, the PC wakes up.. but goes though what looks like normal boot up screens to end up at logon screen.. This is not what I expected - surely if saved to RAM will come back up as left it? Anyway.. so tried a recording. Set up the recording. Pressed power button on Remote and PC goes into S3. At desired time, the PC wakes up... well green light is on, fans whirring... but screen is blank and never gets any further. After a while nothing is happening.. press power button on remote and PC boots up to login screen. After login, nothing has been recorded. In the BIOS there are two modes for power on/off... ACPI controlled and BIOS controlled... (See 2nd and 3rd pics).. have tried both modes and get same result with either anyone!????