PC power options serious questions

Gateway M320xl notebook
November 24, 2010 at 08:19:46
Specs: win xp, 64 bit desktop
I am trying to increase basic power settings to always on as in win xp (but using win 7 multi boot on 1tb hdd with another 3 hdd attached to pc) but I can't get exact steps & the pc keeps shutting down in 5 min????

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#1
November 24, 2010 at 08:24:12
Why do you think the PC shutting down is related to the power options. Are you sure it isn't overheating?

What exact steps are you looking for? Go to Control Panel> Power settings. Excuse me if the listing is not exact. I am using Windows 7 currently and am going by memory. The idea is the same.


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#2
November 24, 2010 at 09:22:39
Yes using win 7 going to power options than hdd, increase to 300 min to shutdown time set, but when I go for 2 hours & come back the computer is off. Its a brand new pc.

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#3
November 24, 2010 at 09:43:48
So, are you using WinXP or Windows 7?

Even if you set the hard drive to shut down that isn't the same as shutting off the system.

How do you know the computer is off? Perhaps the display has been set to turn off and it appears like the computer is off.


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#4
November 24, 2010 at 12:30:02
Using win 7 and seriously I can tell if its shutdown or hdd is turned off.

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#5
November 24, 2010 at 13:29:59
I am guessing that you can't set 300 minutes. Could be setting to 30 minutes or 5 hours.

Shutting down the hard drive may cause restart problems anyway.


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#6
November 24, 2010 at 18:40:57
There is no option to get "never turn off"???

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#7
November 24, 2010 at 19:41:59
If you run the time down to zero minutes you will get the never turn off.

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#8
November 24, 2010 at 21:11:59
Oh really initialize to 0 why didn't i think of that!!! Thanks a bunch.

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#9
November 25, 2010 at 06:42:22
The word never will actually appear.

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#10
November 25, 2010 at 12:32:41
If bios has the proper acpi setting and you have certified W7 devices and drivers, you can use simple sleep or other sleeps/hibernates. It works perfectly on my systems. You can also set what wakes the systems and monitor what did wake them.

Even shutting off some un-needed parts could save a lot of electricity.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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