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Power scheme not applying in Group Policy

I've created a new GPO and created a power scheme under computer configuration. I've disabled the User configuration part of this GPO. In this power scheme I have the action selected to create a new ...
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1answer
56 views

PC turns off abruptly [closed]

I had to press my PC's power button for about 60 to 90 seconds to turn it on. After it boots it works for about one hour. After this hour the monitor goes blank. Power and hard disk LEDs are ok with ...
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PCI Express device does not initialize properly after extended log off

Ok, so I'm at my wit's end with this one. I work on a system which utilizes a video capture board plugged into the PCI Express bus on a Windows XP SP3 x86 machine. At one specific customer site we ...
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How efficient is Windows 7 in using battery power as compared to Windows XP in similar power plans?

Windows XP didn't have Aero glass and other visual effects and shadow indexing (for fast search) that probably consume extra power in Windows 7. I wonder if disabling some of those features will save ...
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Hard disks power down, even when set to “never” in “Power Options”

In Windows XP: A few of my hard disk(s) power down occasionally, even when I have set them to "never" turn off, in the Control Panel's "Power Options", and even saved the new power-theme. What do I ...
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209 views

How to find out which program prevents monitor going to sleep on Windows XP?

On a machine running Windows XP I have the problem that the monitor often does not enter standby/sleep mode. I guess this is caused by some program that is running, because it reliably works if I ...
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Windows System shutdown on always on

I need ideas as to why this Windows XP system shutdowns. I've edited all the power options to always on. Is there anything else that could maybe be overwriting that? No crashing. Just after x amount ...
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Dell C840 hangs on resume from standby

I have an older laptop - Dell Latitude C840 - with Windows XP Pro SP3. Everything works fine except for standby. It will go into standby but has great difficulty getting back out. On resume, sometimes ...
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Cannot find Power Management Tab in XP

I have the problem that when I send my computer to sleep it wakes if you bump the table, floor, burp etc. I have read many threads that say go to Device Manager > Mouse > Properties > Power Management ...
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Several different Windows XP desktops recently started randomly going to sleep [closed]

Three different HP desktops have been doing this for a few days now. Nothing has changed. Two of them are only a few months old while the other is several years old. All run the latest patches for ...
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1answer
169 views

Other sources of power management on a Windows XP machine?

I have Windows XP (SP3) running a tablet PC. The PC is configured via the 'Display Properties' ( 'Screen Saver'-> 'Power') to the 'Always On' power scheme. The issue I am having is that even when ...
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Powering down the display in XP with a command

Is there a command to power down the display in Windows XP? That is, a command that causes the video card to stop sending a signal to the monitor until input is received, much as power management does ...
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1answer
181 views

difference between StandBy and Hibernate in Windows XP?

what is the difference between standby and hibernate? when i put my laptop as standby when the power is plugged there is no problem to resume. when the power is unplugged my system will dumped. i ...
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How to reduce power consumption of my Windows XP PC?

How to reduce power consumption of my PC? Although I've LCD monitor can i still save power from any tricks, Softwares, Fan speed, through any bios setting.... or from any habit. What power schemes ...
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0answers
706 views

No power save on external hard drive - How to implement?

I recently bought a new 3.5" USB external hard drive which I thought had a power save feature on it, but it turns out that it doesn't. So whether it's being used or not, it spins, which wouldn't be a ...
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3answers
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XP Restart After Power Failure

I've almost got my power settings sorted and was hoping someone could help? If I'm running XP and the power is cut, when the power is restored my machine auto restarts (this is what I want!) ...
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3answers
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Windows XP system on AC power but following battery power settings

I have a Windows XP system - desktop with no battery - which says it is on AC power, but it goes into standby based on the battery power settings. Obviously the work-around is to configure the ...
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2answers
3k views

No hibernate tab in Power Options

Hibernation just stopped working on my laptop a few years ago. I have tried to fix this at various times over the years with no luck. I know the problem has to do with my OS (not any acpi bios ...
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4answers
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What is required in order for Standby to be available under Windows XP Pro?

My laptop just had its motherboard replaced by the IT department at work. Since then, the Standby facility has disappeared from my computer. As far as I can tell, all drivers for the new motherboard ...
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Preventing laptop screen from dimming out when running on battery

Not sure if this is common but when I unplug my laptop the screen gets dimmed out. I'd like to stop that so it keeps going on full lights. How can I do this? I'm using windows xp.