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Can't Change Power Settings


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#1 PegM

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 09:12 AM

I recently changed my power settings for the screen to go blank after 1 minute while everything else was set to never while burning a DVD. Now I can't get it to change back. I go through the power settings and it looks like everything is working, but after 1 minute of no keyboard or mouse activity, my screen goes black.

My system is a Gateway, OS Win XP Pro w/ SP2, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE (128 MB), Monitor SONY SDM-HX73 DVI digital. Not sure how much of that might be relevant, but hope I included any information that you might need.

Someone else recommended I try the following http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits...rcfgrestore.reg, which I did to no avail.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 10:05 AM

I'm guessing that you are using the Power Options in the Control Panel. After setting the changes that you want, you are clicking on Apply and then OK?

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:17 AM

A lot of times this can be caused by an improper change in the settings in the video driver. I'd suggest uninstalling your video driver, then install the latest version available from the nVidia website: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:34 AM

I'm guessing that you are using the Power Options in the Control Panel. After setting the changes that you want, you are clicking on Apply and then OK?


Yes, that is what I am doing.

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:36 AM

A lot of times this can be caused by an improper change in the settings in the video driver. I'd suggest uninstalling your video driver, then install the latest version available from the nVidia website: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us


I installed the latest driver and still my monitor goes black after 1 minute. :thumbsup:




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