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How to automatically turn off the monitor regardless of inactivity? (Windows XP) [duplicate]

I'm aware of the power options in windows. But I don't want it to switch off after I've been idle for some time. What I want it do is to switch off on its own at regular intervals (say, 20 mins), ...
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Why doesn’t the screen turn off when playing music

I often listen to music on windows media player. I have screen set to turn off after 10 minutes. However, it doesn’t turn off when music is playing. Why?
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Win XP Screen saver / power management not working

I have a PC running Win XP, and even though I have the power management set to turn off the monitor after 10 minutes, and I have the windows screen saver set up, many times they never kick in. I come ...
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How can I force an internal hard drive to power on or off when I want?

Obviously there are power management settings which Windows uses to determine when to power a hard drive off, and when to power it back on again. Powered down I assume doesn't mean absolute zero ...
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Why does SPTD.SYS not load _unless_ the modem powered-up, and link active?

This is similar to SPTD.sys (from Daemon Tools) kills my boot (Win XP Media Center Edition) Over the last few weeks, I've been subject to frequent power-outages. When my computer P4-1.7 2GB running ...
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Laptop will run Linux, major fault under XP

I have an old laptop with an odd problem. It is a HP Compaq nc6220. When I got it, it had XP Pro installed. It would boot and run for a short amount of time before the power cut out, sometimes ...
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Dell running Windows XP automatically switching on

I have a Dell Dimension 5150 running Windows XP, it has a Intel Pentium dual core 2.8ghz processor and 2gb of ram. It also has 5 users, of which only one is an admin. The others are limited. Could ...
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Non deterministic restarts of desktop

I have a problem with a desktop - it restarts occasionally (but without freezing). This behaviour is non deterministic - sometimes the machine works for hours while otherwise it restarts just after ...
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Why would an IBM ThinkPad T42 not turn on?

I have a IBM ThinkPad T42 that will not turn on. When I press the power button all the lights light up green. About a second latter all turn off except 2, one of which is the battery and the other is ...
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diagnostic tool for the power supply?

Essentially, I'm trying to get to the reason why my computer (with XP home) crashes, at least once per day (the crashes seem to be getting more frequent now). By "crash", I mean it freezes up on me: ...
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USB port not recognising mouse on first bootup

On a computer here when first powered on the USB wired mouse is not recognised. The light under the mouse is not lit up. Other usb hub's and keyboards work fine. Disconnecting it and reconnecting it ...
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Should I always hibernate instead of shutting down?

I'm using Windows XP and I hate the long start up time when I shut down and then turn on my laptop. However if I hibernate instead of shutting down it starts up much faster. Are there any harmful ...
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Computer powers on automatically and beeps, but no display

I have a problem with my computer turning on automatically. The power switch lights up and the fan keeps running. After a while, a single beep will be heard every minute or so but nothing will ...
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Event Viewer - System. The Network Security service terminated with the following error: The specified module could not be found. PC Powers Off

I have had a lot of viruses on my PC which I have removed. I seem to have developed a problem and maybe an important file has been removed as a false positive. I'm not sure. My PC (Windows XP Home ...