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craiger57

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I just installed Magellan GPS Mapsend software (no reboot required) and attached the GPS unit to a USB port to download map files. I noticed the screen froze and I could not ctrl-alt-del so shut down with power button. When attempting to turn back on the monitor comes on within a few seconds and a message immediately comes up that the PC is going into power save mode. The monitor goes blank (sleeping) and power stays on (several LED's noted). I have unplugged all USB devises, made sure no media is installed in any drives. I did notice the CPU cooling fan seems to be noisy as if it's running double speed. I can't F1 into Bios. The hard drive seems to be running. I have switched off the power strip for several minutes and back on to no availe.
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why can't you f1 into bios....if you have a newer multimedia keyboard, make sure that the f-lock or function lock key is toggled.

See if you have a power management setting in bios you can turn off.
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I plugged in the original keyboard with seperate F keys and it had no effect. The power save message is present as soon as the monitor screen displays.
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