Dell Inspiron "Suspend"

  kennett 16:58 23 Jul 2003
Locked

I have recently bough a second hand Dell Inspiron 3200 which has had Windows 98SE installed in place of Win 95. The machine goes into a "suspend" or "stand/by" mode after a relatively dshort time and I don't know how to bring it back to life.
There is a set of characters that shows up on the left side of the LCD panel when the machine goes to sleep - from left to right there is a locked padlock, capital A, number 1, a block of 9 dots in a square then what looks like a downward pointing arrow.
How do I exit this mode?

  recap 17:45 23 Jul 2003

Try double clicking the padlock to see if it will open.

  kennett 18:03 23 Jul 2003

I have not made myself clear. The LCD panel is the one under the screen that shows battery condition, drive activity etc.

  Big Elf 19:20 23 Jul 2003

Earlier Dell laptops had a 'Dell Control Centre' accessible from the 'Start' menu which allowed fine tuning of the settings. Has yours got this?

If not there should be a power saving settings option available from the Control Panel but not having used Win98 I'm not sure exactly where it is.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Best Black Friday Deals 2017

How modern book design was influenced by illustrated manuscripts

Best Black Friday Apple Deals 2017

Les meilleurs logiciels de montage vidéo gratuits (en 2017)