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Power Options Won't Hold?


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#1 txishome

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:40 PM

I have a Dell laptop that I use many evenings wirelessly. When I set it on 20 min. for each...standby, turn off monitor, turn off hard disks, etc. from the Power Options Properties it won't hold. I click "Apply" and "OK", so what is the problem? The next time I turn on my laptop, it's right back at the 1 or 3 minute settings, so if I'm reading something, I have to continue to move the curser to keep the monitor from going dark. Grrrrrrrrr :thumbsup:

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#2 Beelzibub

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:49 PM

It is possible that your cmos battery is bad. Is windows monitoring your power options, or is a dell monitoring program ?

Edited by Beelzibub, 20 April 2007 - 09:50 PM.


#3 txishome

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:51 PM

Beats me...how do I tell?

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:59 PM

in your control panel is there just a standard "power options" or is there something along the lines of "dell power monitoring n such" you can also check the bottom right taskbar, it will typically show a power cord or something of the such-this is the monitoring program

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 10:09 AM

Must be Windows monitoring....

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 07:48 PM

Possibly try remove the checkmark from enable hibernate. >contol panel> power options > hibernate tab > then remove checkmark from enable hibernate.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 07:51 PM

Check the user account permissions I have seen this occur in XP when the user does not have administrative rights.
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