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Michael D

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I just got vista, but i had this problem before vista as well. If i leave my comp alone for 5 minutes or so it goes into sleep mode.. or something. All I have to do is press a button and it comes back, but this is realy annoying. No its not my screensaver or ordinary sleep mmode, those dont happen for 60 min(lol). I had this problem ages ago and fixed it, (but i cant remeber how) and I think it came back because i reinstalled windows a while ago. I think it might have had something to do with my integrated network card?, also its not becuase I have a cheap optical mouse either, I remeber that i thought that was the problem before but it wasn't.

Any help would be great :whistling:

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Check the BIOS settings for "Power Saving Mode" or similar. Mine's disabled in the BIOS. If it's enabled it may be over-riding the Windows settings.
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I looked in bios and i cant find anything about poer saving mode. Am i blind?? were is it supposed to be?
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Right click on the desktop and select properties, then go to screen saver, that is the Windows power saving configuration right below the screen saver thing. Also many graphics cards like ATI which has the catalyst software come with utilities that can effectively overide the windows powersave mode.

Edited by scrushmaster, 09 March 2007 - 05:35 PM.

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