Power Management BIOS Settings

Posted on 1998-07-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I have an Award BOIS on Tyan Motherboard, what settings should I use to get WIN 98 suspend to work ?, at the moment it suspends then comes to live again in a few seconds..
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It really depends on the config of your system.  First of all, try to identify what Bios do you have, there're Plug N play bios and ACPI bios.  Win98's power management works best with the latest ACPI bios.
We really need more info. to be any help...
i.e. Keyboard (USB or PS/2)
mouse (USB, PS/2, serial?)
Chipsets of m/b... etc...

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      Please tell me the vitals your system, ie; cpu make and model,
      How much ram , pci, type of mouse, video adapter, network, what
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      There are many variables and we could spend weeks trying to solve
      something while I don't know what we're working with. :)

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Most of the time the problem with not suspending correctly is due to drivers that are loaded.  If you have a Sound Blaster they updated there drivers because people were having the same problem your having.  I suggest updating all of you hardware drivers.  

Let me know if this works
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You'll find your answer at


I'd go thru them all, since we don't know your major hardware and software. It makes a difference.

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