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Save electricity wpth PC

Save electricity with ur PC:
->Go to run
->Type
powercfg.cpl
->Set ur monitor, hard disk etc.
->Turn off & Standby time.
->Save power.

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dell inspiron 6400, screen and mouse turn off by itself while power and wifi is still on. any reason why?


It might on the power saving mode. Go to run and type powercfg.cpl f4aec33.jpgand you can set the power scheme of your preference.

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Oct 22, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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after pc gets turned on it goes into sleep mode with no response.. need troubleshooting help.


Hello ahmid7 …

There are three potential areas for your solution (listed in descending order of probability).

1. Power Options

Are you familiar with Windows' "Power Options" control panel module? If in fact your system is going into sleep/stand-by/hibernate mode, this will be the most probable culprit, and you won't need to proceed to steps 2,3. With it you can tweak all things related to power saving (e.g., sleep, stand-by, hibernate, timed automatic MONITOR and/or hard-drive shut off, etc.). Just make your desired (re)adjustments there.

[Control Panel > Power Options]
... OR ...
Start > Run > type "powercfg.cpl" (without quotes), then hit Enter.

Once it launches, you'll probably find most everything self-explanatory. If not:
  • Search for "Power Options" in your Windows "Help and Support". Then review "…Common Tasks…" and/or "…Overview…" related items.
  • Post here again and I'll be glad to walk you thru it.
2. Monitor's OSD (On Screen Display / Setup)

If step 1 is unsuccessful, it may only be the monitor (CRT/screen/display) itself that is turning off. Somewhere on the monitor there will be an OSD (On Screen Display / Setup) button/switch of some type. There you may be able to make the needed adjustment. If necessary, refer to the monitor's documentation (i.e., User's Manual, etc.) for further details.

3. System BIOS

If steps 1+2 are unsuccessful, it may be your computer system's BIOS accommodates auto/timed shutoff of your monitor, hard-drive(s), motherboard. If necessary, refer to your computer system/BIOS documentation (i.e., User's Manual, etc.) for further details on how to adjust.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

If none of the above provides solution, please report this, because it may be that your system is NOT in fact going into what you perceive as a sleep type mode, but rather is experiencing an emergency shutdown. In this case there are a couple of most likely causes. However, there's no need to cross that bridge unless it actually exists.

Good luck, and thanks in advance for posting back ...
  • to provide clarification or feedback.
  • if you have any further questions.
  • to let me know how things worked out.
"Today's the best day of my life...and NOW you're part of it!" … Craig

Sep 19, 2009 | X2Gen MV20TP Monitor

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it turns off, or goes to sleep. Won't wake up.


Hello there topothemorni,

Are you familiar with Windows' "Power Options" module, and that within it you can tweak all things related to power saving (e.g., system sleep, hibernate, and automatic MONITOR shut off)? More than likely you just need to make a visit there and make some desired adjustments.

[Control Panel > Power Options]
... OR ...
Start > Run > type "powercfg.cpl" (without quotes), then hit Enter.

Once there, you'll probably find most everything self-explanatory.

Also, it may be responding to configurations adjustable from within the monitor itself. Somewhere on the monitor there will be a OSD (On Screen Display / Setup) button of some type, where from there you'll be able to make whatever necessary tweaks. Refer to its documentation if you don't find it self-explanatory.

Good luck and please let me know if you have any further questions, and/or just to let me know how things worked out.

"Today's the best day of my life...and NOW you're part of it!"

Mar 26, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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acer won't go on standby


To put the system in to hibernation from run menu:-

1]Make sure that the system is hibernation enabled. To confirm that, Click the Start button, go to Run menu and type in Powercfg.cpl and click OK. In the Power Options Propertiesclick Hibernate tab and make sure that Enable hibernation option is checked. Click OK/Apply.

2]Now Click the Start button, go to Run menu and type in %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState and click OK.

To put the system in to Stand by :-

1]Make sure that the system is hibernation disabled. To confirm that, Click the Start button, go to Run menu and type in Powercfg.cpl and click OK. In the Power Options Propertiesclick Hibernate tab and make sure that Enable hibernation option is unchecked. Click OK/Apply.

2]Now Click the Start button, go to Run menu and type in %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState and click OK.

if you unning with XP you can try to solve here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907477

Dec 24, 2008 | Acer Aspire T135 PC Desktop

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