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#1 ChrisMN

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 09:00 PM

Hey all,

I was just noticing that my monitor doesn't go off after 20 minutes like it's set to in my advanced power settings(Right click on desktop, click on properties / screensaver tab and click on "Power..." to access "Power Options Properties".

The other settings in Power Options Properties also do not work, such as...

Hard disk off, standby, and hibernate do not work. The computer just acts like all the settings are set to "never".

What is the issue? I don't know how long this has been going on. As far as I know, these settings worked up until recently.

Thank you community

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 08:34 AM

You might try http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm, #204, right column, Restore Power Schemes Configuration.

Double-click, this will download a file to your chosen location. Double-click on that file and let us know if this solves your situation.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 02:39 PM

Working so far. Thanks for the fix.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 03:10 PM

Glad it worked for you, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 11:27 PM

Problem has surfaced again.. It only works when you set it at ONE MINUTE(monitor off)
Any way of finding out what is keeping it from working? Ill try the kellys korner again in the mean time.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 11:28 AM

I've nothing to add...you might try either a repair install (system files may be damaged or missing that are crucial) or running the sfc /scannow command.

Note that the Windows CD referred to in each of these scenarios...is a MS XP CD, not recovery/restore disks issued by a system manufacturer. These manufacturers are responsible for defining how a user can use such disks for repair/recovery/restore purposes.

How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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