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Advanced Power Manganment

I have an old (yet still very functional) gateway pentium 75MHz computer.  I want to use its AMP ability to spin-down the hard drives after so long. There is a setting in BIOS to do this however it says I must install a program called POWER.EXE in my config.sys file. I previously had it installed before I upgraded to win95 and it put the computer into somekind of suspend but didn't spin-down the hard drives. What is this program/What does it do?  Will it affect windows 95?  Is there anything else I need to do to make this work????????
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1cellCommented:
recommendation:

Due to problems/conflicts between hardware APM and Windows APM, I would recommend this:

In CMOS, enable power management but disable all subcomponents.  Use the PM features in Windows to control all PM.  

I'm sure some will disagree but I have seen more conflicts than it's worth when running APM from CMOS
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BigMarkCommented:
Totally agree with 1cell.

USe the power applet in control panel to setup whatever timeouts you want on the hdd and monitor - it seems to work fine.

From memory power.exe was used by win3.x to provide some sort of power control to that OS.

Hope this helps



BigMark
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1cellCommented:
so lets see, your answer is, "you agree with me"?

don't get me wrong, I'm glad you agree.  But tell me, how is that YOUR answer?
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