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PC sleep mode problem?

Follow this instructions to disable sleep mode
In windows XP
1)Right-click the desktop, and select "Properties."
2)Click the "Screen Saver" tab, and click the "Power"
button at the bottom.
3)Change the option next to "System Standby" to
"Never" for either "Plugged in" or "Running on
batteries" or both if that is what you want. Click
"Apply," "Okay" and "Okay" once again to close the
Display Properties dialog.
In windows vista
1)Click the "Start" menu, and then click the Control
Panel.
2)Click "System and Maintenance," and then select
"Power Options."
3)Select "High Performance" to disable the overall sleep
mode. The monitor will still go into sleep mode unless
you click "Change Plan Settings" and disable all sleep
options.
In windows 7
1)Click "Start," and then select "Control Panel."
2)Double-click "Power Options."
3)Select "High Performance" under "Additional Plans,"
and then click "Change Plan Settings." Change all of the
options to say "Never."








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what to do when idle goes down and cuts off engine?


Try this:
  • 1

    Right-click the desktop, and select "Properties."

  • 2

    Click the "Screen Saver" tab, and click the "Power" button near the bottom of the dialog box.

  • 3
  • Change the option next to "System Standby" to "Never" for either "Plugged in" or "Running on batteries" or both if that is what you want. Click "Apply," "OK" and "OK" once again to close the Display Properties dialog box.

Windows Vista
  • 4

    Click the "Start" menu button, and then click "Control Panel."

  • 5

    Click "System and Maintenance," and then select "Power Options."

  • 6

    Select "High Performance" to disable sleep mode for the computer. The monitor will still go into sleep mode unless you click "Change Plan Settings" and disable all sleep options.

Windows 7
  • 7

    Click "Start," and then select "Control Panel."

  • 8

    Double-click "Power Options."

  • 9

    Select "High Performance" under "Additional Plans," and then click "Change Plan Settings." Change all of the options to say "Never."


Good luck!

Aug 25, 2012 | HP Computers & Internet

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lap top shows a screen saying "Computer is locked" just clicking on the box, makes it go to the next screen. just a hasle doing this every time.


In order to remove the lock screen after resuming from screen saver, sleep, standby, and hibernate, please follow these steps.

Windows Vista/7
1. Right click on an empty space on the desktop and select "Personalize"

2. On the far right of the Personalization window is the option for Screen Saver. Click "Screen Saver".

3. Unselect "On resume, display logon screen".

4. Click "Change Power Settings".

5. Click "Require a password on wakeup" on the left hand pane.

6. Select "Don't require a password" and select Save changes.

Windows XP
1. Right click on an empty space on the desktop and select "Properties"

2. Select the Screen Saver tab.

3. Unselect "On resume, display Welcome screen" or "On resume, password protect".

4. Select "Power".

5. Select the "Advanced" tab.

6. Uncheck "Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby". Click Apply, then OK, and then OK again.


Good luck, please post back if you have any difficulties, and thanks for using FixYa.

Apr 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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how do I correct distorted screen saver pictures?


You will need to ensure you have the latest drivers for your graphics card. Try the following:

1. Right-click your desktop and select "Screen Resolution"
2. Click "Advanced settings"
3. On the Adapter tab, click "Properties"
4. On the Driver tab, click "Update Driver"

If this doesn't work, try using the color calibration tool.

1. Right-click your desktop and select "Personalize"
2. On the bottom left, under See Also, select "Display"
3. On the left, click "Calibrate color"
4. Click "Next" in the bottom right corner and follow the instructions

Mar 11, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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my hp L1506 going to sleep again and again


Follow this instructions to disable sleep mode
In windows XP
1)Right-click the desktop, and select "Properties."
2)Click the "Screen Saver" tab, and click the "Power"

button at the bottom.
3)Change the option next to "System Standby" to

"Never" for either "Plugged in" or "Running on

batteries" or both if that is what you want. Click

"Apply," "Okay" and "Okay" once again to close the Display Properties dialog.
In windows vista

1)Click the "Start" menu, and then click the Control Panel.

2)Click "System and Maintenance," and then select "Power Options."

3)Select "High Performance" to disable the overall sleep mode. The monitor will still go into sleep mode unless you click "Change Plan Settings" and disable all sleep options.
In windows 7

1)Click "Start," and then select "Control Panel."
2)Double-click "Power Options."
3)Select "High Performance" under "Additional Plans," and then click "Change Plan Settings." Change all of the options to say "Never."

Dec 16, 2010 | HP L1506 15" LCD Monitor

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computer going to sleep


Right Click on the desktop and select properties.
Click the Screen Saver Tab
At the bottom, click on power.
There you can select from a variety of power schemes and when your system will go into standby mode.

(Note these are Windows XP instructions, if you have Vista, let me know)

Jan 13, 2008 | Compaq Refurbished BOARD;PROCESSOR 686...

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