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Monitor Power Settings

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#1 cenzaman


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Posted 16 June 2008 - 01:23 PM

I have an Acer Aspire 1640z laptop running Windows XP SP2. I'm trying to adjust my power settings for when my monitor shuts off and the computer goes into hibernation but I am unable to access that feature. I go into Control Panel, click on Appearance and Themes, then Display and then I click on the Screen Saver tab. When I try to click on the Power button, my hourglass flashes for a second and then nothing happens. My monitor is turning off after a few minutes then after five minutes or so of being idle, the computer goes into hibernation. Any idea as to why I cannot access my power settings? I recently had some malware and WMI problems that one of your staff helped fix, but apparently this computer wants to cause trouble yet again. Thanks for any input. --Rick

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:30 PM

I would try updating the video driver - as a lot of hibernation problems are caused by corrupt video drivers.

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