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#1 retthom1

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:32 PM

I am using windows XP home sp3, w/IE 8.I am 79 yrs old & could always set the monitor power option to shut down the monitor after 10 min. if not being used. It doesn't do it anymore. I have reset it & restarted the PC, but it stays on. I am stumped.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:40 PM

I've always had the problem where after a day or 2 or maybe even less my monitor will not go into standby or go into standby and a few seconds later come out. Different computers, different monitors and everything so it seems like a bug in XP. This has been going on for years...maybe 10. It's only guaranteed to work after a reboot but it doesn't last.


Edited by .X., 10 July 2013 - 05:41 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:59 PM

I would uninstall my current video drivers, then reboot and reinstall same.  Often, such problems are related to damaged video drivers.

 

StartRun...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.  Double-click the Display Adapters heading....double-click the detailed item now revealed...click Driver tab...click Uninstall button.  Reboot, etc.

 

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:38 AM

I did both of the replies that were posted, but power options still won't shut down the monitor.
I ck'd & my Micro.was up to date.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:57 AM

You may have damaged system files.

 

You can try running the sfc /scannow command to try to repair damaged files or replace missing system files.

 

How To Use SFC Scannow to Repair Windows System Files - http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ht/sfc-scannow.htm

 

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