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Power Saving Mode

Hello, My daughters PC has a weird issue. Video goes into power save mode shortly after post (about 10 seconds into Windows XP pro load screen). Here's what I've done so far. * Turned off all power saving features in bios and windows - no difference * Scanned for viruses etc. using several tools - none found * Ran memtest for 12 hours - no errors * Replaced power supply with a spare one I had - no difference * Reinstalled XP from scratch (fdisk) - no difference - worked for a couple of days I'm at a loss, the only thing left is the motherboard I think. Any ideas before I go and buy a new board? Thanks

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Hi, Offhand, based on your post "...Reinstalled XP ...worked for a couple of days" apparently makes this a software issue and not a hardware problem (motherboard). What was the last software/application that you installed "after a couple of days" before the problem resurfaced? This might be the culprit. Alternately, this may be an automatic update issue with your drivers. Perhaps you can give it one more try and do again a clean/fresh install of Windows but this time turn off the auto updates and load the drivers only from the CD that came with the motherboard. Of course as my own daughter would say, "save yourself the trouble, a new one comes with 12 mos warranty." Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards.

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