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 Post subject: Windows Not Obeying Commands
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:38 pm 
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I wanted to put my machine in (standby) after a few minutes to save on electricity. I've enabled S1 & S3 in the bios. In (conrol panel-power options) I save it to standby and it doesn't when I re-open (control panel) What gives?


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Not Obeying Commands
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:00 pm 
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Should post to Windows Parlor probabaly :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Not Obeying Commands
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:45 am 
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Did you hit the apply button then the ok button? If you didn't it will default to the old option.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Not Obeying Commands
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:11 am 
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Yeah, it looks like it's only doing that when I use a certain screen saver. Must have got corrupted or something. I've used it for three years. Stange. Anyway thanks Nasty :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Not Obeying Commands
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:05 pm 
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About that:
screen savers help exactly zero with power conservation. Better is to set screen saver to 'none', and instead set Windows to turn off the display after xx minutes.
Set Standby (or Sleep) to something a bit longer than that.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Not Obeying Commands
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:09 pm 
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Thanks cup. I always wondered about that.

Now what do you think could be the problem with it not obeying "Standby" command?
Like I said I enabled S1 &S3 in the bios.....I'm not overclocked.

System specs:
Asus M2A-VM
AMD 5600+
XFX 9600GT OC (factory)
WD Velociraptor 150, WD 640 Black
Dell 19 in. monitor
CM Extreme Power 500W
Antec 300 case
Windows XP Pro SP3


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Not Obeying Commands
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:46 pm 
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When was the system working right last? If you can remember the date, go to system restore and set the day one day before the day you are sure it worked properly. A Microsoft update may have borked your system.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Not Obeying Commands
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:02 pm 
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Shoot! An update from windows can bork my system!? :evil:

I just noticed the change after I updated the email program that has that screensaver available. That's probably what it is, right? Damn......no more screen savers.
I've got to keep this old XP system going as long as possible. It works real good otherwise. :mrgreen:


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