Power Option Problems

  rawprawn 16:46 02 May 2006
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I am trying to be "Greener" and have set my Power Options to Turn off as follows.
Monitor 10 Minutes
HD 30 Minutes
Standby 30 Minutes
Hibernate 1 Hour
(Enable Hibernation is ticked)
Nothing happens at all, I did a search in the forum and it seems others have the same problem, but no solution click here
I am on XP Pro SP2 all up to date.
Any further ideas please

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:54 02 May 2006

Check BIOS settings - set BIOS to let op system handle power options

  rawprawn 17:00 02 May 2006

Thanks I will check that now.

  rawprawn 17:14 02 May 2006

I couldn't find anything like "let op system handle power options" but I have changrd 2 settings which I thought may be similar. "Remote Wakeup" was OFF, now turned ON. "AC Power Recovery" was OFF, now is On. I do not really understand either setting so if you have further advice I am ready to listen. I will leave the computer alone now and see if it has made a difference.

  rawprawn 17:40 02 May 2006

No Change, so I will reset my BIOS to where they were.(Not wanting to cause any further problems)

  rawprawn 18:37 02 May 2006

Thanks for that, I have put all the settings back to how they were (ie OFF) I will check the motherboard drivers as the computer is over 4 years old and those drivers have never been updated.I am going out this evening so it will be tomorrow before I can check, I will report back.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:43 02 May 2006

My AmiBios has a section Power Management setup
and in that Power management enabled

look for somethng simular if not enaabled then windows cannot affect the power management options on the board.

  rawprawn 21:01 02 May 2006

I can't find anything in BIOS that would seem to be related regarding power I only have
Auto Power On/ Disabled
Remote Wake Up Off
AC Power Recovery Off
Fast Boot On
Suspend Mode says S3 the only alternative is S1 and I have no idea what either of these mean.
I have been unable to find driver updates. My machine is a Dell Dimension 4300 there is no other name other than Dell regarding the MB

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