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#1 thrillhouse

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:59 PM

I have a power setting for battery and for plugged in power. I dont want standby when I'm plugged in. Whenever the battery is unplugged, the settings go automatically to the battery settings, but when I plug the power back in the settings don't change back to my plugged in power settings (the settings that have no standby). Also, whenever I come out of standby my resolution is off. The clock reads of the screen and the only way to fix it is to turn res down and back up again.

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#2 Kristopher McDougall

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:37 AM

I assume this is a laptop you are talking about ... what is the make/model? Are you using the windows power management or are you using third party software that came installed on the computer to manage your power settings?

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:41 AM

This laptop is an HP Compaq 6715b and uses Windows Power Management. I have me own power scheme set up to have no standby when plugged in and for it to come on if on battery, but whenever the cord comes out the settings revert to default, even though it is still showing as my custom power scheme.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:40 PM

A couple things I would try first are go to the HP/Compaq support site and make sure you have the latest drivers and also make sure you have the latest bios updates. If there is an old bios on the comp for xp and you are running vista that could be the reason you are having problems with the power settings.

Let me know if the problem is still around after you do this.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:18 PM

I'm running xp not vista and all my stuff is current

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:56 AM

I tried powercfg /RestoreDefaultPolicies and it worked for a while then reset. I looked in bios for something relevant but didn't see anything. I still don't know how to fix this. Any help appreciated.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:23 PM

I looked in bios for something relevant but didn't see anything.

That would be ACPI
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314088
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:14 PM

fixed it! I turned off wake on lan in bios and now the settings stay!

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:11 PM

I spoke to soon, back to the drawing board, someone please help!

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 04:52 PM

I need help with this




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