setting power saver

June 10, 2009 at 02:19:12
Specs: Windows Vista
I use vista and all of a sudden it won't go into power saver mode, even if a click on standby and reset the times it doesn't make any difference please help - I am a total novice

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#1
June 10, 2009 at 03:49:17
some tips HERE

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
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... got brain freeze


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#2
June 10, 2009 at 14:12:34
If it's a desktop, you shouldn't be using standby, hibernate, etc...those features were designed for mobile devices (laptops, notebooks). Customize your power settings.

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#3
July 5, 2009 at 19:21:59
I am having this problem. I recently shared some multimedia files and there is a setting that prevents sleep while sharing. I am testing it out for me now.

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#4
July 6, 2009 at 04:33:05
Told you I was computer illiterate - it is a desk top so I will try again, if I click on the sleep button it wakes up on its own in about 2 seconds. It won't go to screen saver or anything so when I turn my pc on it stays on whatever tab I have opened so I am using and wasting a lot of electricity if I leave it on all day so I have to keep completely turning everything off and reboot when I need to come back and do something else please someone understand what I mean
Sue

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#5
July 6, 2009 at 12:19:20
Hello Sue we do understand but jam is right , how much do you think is saved , to give you some idea I don't know if sleep works on any of my desk tops as I leave them on all day .

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#6
July 7, 2009 at 01:55:47
Yes but when you leave t on all ay doesn't your screen go black untill you come to use it again? Mine used to do but now it doesn't and it won't even let me use a screen saver.

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#7
July 7, 2009 at 02:53:23
I followed Mavis' tips and tricks link and I though right I've got it but when I tried to turn the hibernation files back on - which I must have turned off in a disc clean up - my administrator does not recognise this file - powercfg - h on ugh I will have to get someone in I'm sure

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#8
July 7, 2009 at 03:38:10
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

.... more >> powercfg

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Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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#9
July 7, 2009 at 07:47:49
See if sfc can help ,

start>search , type cmd , right click on command and run as admin .

Now type c: and press enter
c:\>
type sfc /scannow yes the space is important

c:\>sfc /scannow

press enter

when it has finished type exit , press enter

shut down and re-boot

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#10
July 11, 2009 at 02:14:19
Hi Everyone
Thanks for all your help I have been trying all your sugestions and nothing seemed to help and then out of the blue thursday afternoon it went into hibernation mode so something must have worked so I am saying a big thanks to everyone who helped me
Suex

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