sleep affected by win '98

Posted on 1998-10-01
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I have a compaq presario 4704 with an integrated sleep function. The tower has a button that puts computer into sleep mode and also goes into sleep mode using presets. Now, I recently upgraded to Win '98 and now sleep function is malfunctioning. The computer now goes to sleep as before, but doesn't wake up upon activation. At this point the computer is locked up and I have to re-boot.

?: Is there a way to disable the compaq sleep function?
?: Do I need to disable the compaq sleep function or is there another alternative?
Question by:roise

Expert Comment

ID: 1011105
there is possably a way to disable it in windows, however i don't know what that would be.  if it were me i would open the computer up and locate the spot on the MB where the sleep button plugs into and remove it.  not sure but this may not disable the option on the start menu.

Expert Comment

ID: 1011106
If you have access to the Compaq presets, just set them not to go into sleep mode.  As far as windows goes, just disable the sleep function in Advanced Power Management by right clicking an open area of your desktop, choose Properties.  Then choose the tab for screen-saver.  Below the screensaver stuff, you'll see "Energy Saving Features of Monitor".  In this area, disable the sleep and off modes.

Accepted Solution

Neogenix earned 280 total points
ID: 1011107
Here is what you can do:

You can setup your BIOS so that it does not switch of some of your computer's functions.
Find out what APM version your motherboard is running and set it accordingly in your power settings in windows 98 under the control panel, there is an icon named power.

Make sure your Windows 98 has has APM support enabled.

If you are on a network this will happen and you will have to disable your power management.

Author Comment

ID: 1011108

Featured Post

We Need Your Input!

WatchGuard is currently running a beta program for our new macOS Host Sensor for our Threat Detection and Response service. We're looking for more macOS users to help provide insight and feedback to help us make the product even better. Please sign up for our beta program today!

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
How to fix display issue, screen flickering issue when I plug in power cord to the machine. Before I start explaining the solution lets check out once the issue how it looks like after I connect the power cord. most of you also have faced this…
Watch the video of Kernel Migrator for SharePoint, which demonstrate the process easily of migration from SharePoint to SharePoint, OneDrive for Business & Google Drive servers, Public Folder to SharePoint, File Server to SharePoint. The tool has va…

600 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question