Screen save and power mangement not working



BillW
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
I have XP SP2. Within the last few days, my screen saver stopped working.
I have reset its start time and have restarted my computer several times.
Once, after a restart, it worked as it should. Now, it doesn't seem to work
at all. In addition, the monitor power management feature does not work
either. None of the screen saver/power management features work. Does
anyone have a suggestion? Thanks

TripleEight
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
"BillW" <xxx@xxx.com> wrote in message
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>I have XP SP2. Within the last few days, my screen saver stopped working. I
>have reset its start time and have restarted my computer several times. Once,
>after a restart, it worked as it should. Now, it doesn't seem to work at all.
>In addition, the monitor power management feature does not work either. None
>of the screen saver/power management features work. Does anyone have a
>suggestion? Thanks

Windows power management (power options) relies on your motherboard's BIOS power
settings to work properly. Try to get into it and see what you could do. Best to
set it to default - or even reset the BIOS! That's only a suggestion :)

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
TripleEight wrote:
> "BillW" <xxx@xxx.com> wrote in message
> news:486dnWzVgP3dzBbfRVn-vg@comcast.com...
>> I have XP SP2. Within the last few days, my screen saver stopped
>> working. I have reset its start time and have restarted my computer
>> several times. Once, after a restart, it worked as it should. Now,
>> it doesn't seem to work at all. In addition, the monitor power
>> management feature does not work either. None of the screen
>> saver/power management features work. Does anyone have a
>> suggestion? Thanks
>
> Windows power management (power options) relies on your motherboard's
> BIOS power settings to work properly. Try to get into it and see what
> you could do. Best to set it to default - or even reset the BIOS!
> That's only a suggestion :)

If you don't know the level of expertise of someone, you should not
suggest resetting the BIOS.

And as far as I know there is no setting in the BIOS that affects a
screen saver, as it is not a power saver. Hell, many screen savers eat
up more power than most people use normally when working on their
computer.

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TripleEight
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
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> TripleEight wrote:
>> "BillW" <xxx@xxx.com> wrote in message
>> news:486dnWzVgP3dzBbfRVn-vg@comcast.com...
>>> I have XP SP2. Within the last few days, my screen saver stopped
>>> working. I have reset its start time and have restarted my computer
>>> several times. Once, after a restart, it worked as it should. Now,
>>> it doesn't seem to work at all. In addition, the monitor power
>>> management feature does not work either. None of the screen
>>> saver/power management features work. Does anyone have a
>>> suggestion? Thanks
>>
>> Windows power management (power options) relies on your motherboard's
>> BIOS power settings to work properly. Try to get into it and see what
>> you could do. Best to set it to default - or even reset the BIOS!
>> That's only a suggestion :)
>
> If you don't know the level of expertise of someone, you should not suggest
> resetting the BIOS.
>
> And as far as I know there is no setting in the BIOS that affects a screen
> saver, as it is not a power saver. Hell, many screen savers eat up more power
> than most people use normally when working on their computer.
>

Resetting the BIOS usually doesn't harm the system unless your system was ran
under special settings. The worst that could happen is that some features are
disabled or processor underclocked. Default settings are usually the most stable
settings too.

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
TripleEight wrote:
> "kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in
> message news:OJihMn7WFHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> TripleEight wrote:
>>> "BillW" <xxx@xxx.com> wrote in message
>>> news:486dnWzVgP3dzBbfRVn-vg@comcast.com...
>>>> I have XP SP2. Within the last few days, my screen saver stopped
>>>> working. I have reset its start time and have restarted my computer
>>>> several times. Once, after a restart, it worked as it should. Now,
>>>> it doesn't seem to work at all. In addition, the monitor power
>>>> management feature does not work either. None of the screen
>>>> saver/power management features work. Does anyone have a
>>>> suggestion? Thanks
>>>
>>> Windows power management (power options) relies on your
>>> motherboard's BIOS power settings to work properly. Try to get into
>>> it and see what you could do. Best to set it to default - or even
>>> reset the BIOS! That's only a suggestion :)
>>
>> If you don't know the level of expertise of someone, you should not
>> suggest resetting the BIOS.
>>
>> And as far as I know there is no setting in the BIOS that affects a
>> screen saver, as it is not a power saver. Hell, many screen savers
>> eat up more power than most people use normally when working on
>> their computer.
>
> Resetting the BIOS usually doesn't harm the system unless your system
> was ran under special settings. The worst that could happen is that
> some features are disabled or processor underclocked. Default
> settings are usually the most stable settings too.

Did I say that it would do harm? NO!

The worst thing that can happen is they can slow down their computers,
and not get it working as optimized as possible. While not harmful, it
would suck to have a modern computer working at a much slower speed than
it was capable of.

I know that I wouldn't want to purposefully cut off the balls of my
computer!

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Screen save and power mangement not working