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Can't save power settings

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I can't save any power settings. And the screen turns completely off, when it should go standby.
How can I fix this problem?
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Question by:Olav040200
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by:Olav040200
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by:sorgie
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Try going into your BIOS and make sure that power management is disabled.
Then try your setting letting windows handle it.
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zapsf earned 75 total points
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Leave your bios in the power management mode but where it says video standby or shut down set it to never the same with your hard drive.
Boot up into windows then open the control panel. click on the power management icon (battery) then select never for video and hard drive. leaving everything else as it was set up by default... Then click on apply...
This will stop the annoying video sleep mode (standby) and also will allow you to use your soft shutdown function. By disabling power management you will have to manually turn off the power to the computer each time after shutting down. so its best to just leave them enabled with the time set to never. This is especially important if you have a UPS that will shut down the system for you before running out of batteries...
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by:Olav040200
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What are my BIOS??
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by:zapsf
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Heh heh I'm sorry I should have explained that. Your bios is the chip on your motherboard that enables it to start up and run enough to allow the Operating system to take over. It also controls some of the more basic functions in your computer that are not safe for your OS to control.
Some computers especially Compaq do not have an accessable Bios. they give a fixed parameter then have a partitioned boot manager that does the rest of the setup before turning it over to the OS.
Most Generic PC's or "Clones" have an accessable bios. Either through a jumper on the motherboard or an F key command. Intel uses F2 or the delete button to get into the bios.
I would not bother getting into the bios if it is doing the power save functions in windows. Windows does a very effective job at managing it as long as you have the settings adjusted to your liking.
Thanks for the points
Len
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