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Trying to change the power management option in the bios

I need help in changing my laptop so that when I hit any key on the wireless keyboard attached to my laptop that the computer comes out of standby. I can not find this power management option in the bios.. can you help ?

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  • hammyslh Feb 07, 2008

    thanks - tried to make changes in the power options but wireless keyboard does not have that option. Also looked in the bios but there is nowhere to change the keyboard to have control. I need to have the keyboard to turn off standby because my laptop is stored away from the workstation.

    thanks,

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Control panel >power options has all the settings to change what mode the computer goes into when you close the lid eg.sleep hiberante etc. so set that up for starters. when you close the lid on some laptops they go into hibernation which can be difficult to come out of. I find it best to put the computer in sleep mode when i go for a break, then it only takes one push of the button to continue where i left off
you can extend or turn off stanby or have it go into sleep mode automatically in the power option setting, and while in control panel check wireless keyboard has full control. The click of the mouse should reactivate it from standyby so try sleep for now.
I hope this knowledge helps you
good luck
Clapster

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

  • Clapton Stockley Feb 11, 2008

    why not set it to sleep after 3mins with a password to reactivate it if possible.Or have a black screen saver that looks off but is only in sleep mode if possibble and if necessary have the power saver to shut down when the lid is closed.......for now

    Clapster

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I am not the first one that helped you.

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