Monitor Power-off doesn't work after Hibernate

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by CJSnet, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. CJSnet

    CJSnet Guest

    Hi, I'm using Windows XP Media Center Edition and have noticed that although
    I have my Power Options setup to Turn Off Monitor after 15 minutes, this
    only happens on a clean boot and before hibernation occurs.

    After hibernation, the monitor stays on permanantly, even though no software
    tasks are running and nothing is happening on the screen or input devices.

    If I don't reboot, but do go back into Power Options and change the 15
    minutes to 10, then 15, then Apply, it again works normally.

    Why is it 'forgetting' to turn off my monitor after a hibernation wake-up?
    Rather annoying when I come home after a day out, to find the monitor has
    been on the whole time.

    Thanks in advance.
     
    CJSnet, Jan 15, 2004
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  2. Maybe it's trying to turn off your monitor, but the monitor is not accepting
    the signal. I had one of those. A new monitor solved the condition.

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    Regards:

    Richard Urban

    aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :)
     
    Richard Urban, Jan 15, 2004
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  3. CJSnet

    CJSnet Guest

    No, as detailed, it works after a reboot.
     
    CJSnet, Jan 15, 2004
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  4. Mine did to. A reboot also resets things in the monitor - resolutions etc.
    If you have a CRT monitor, you can usually hear the small relays click as
    resolution goes through different steppings.

    How hard is it for you to try a different monitor? Or thy that monitor on a
    different computer.

    Also, look to see that your bios power options are set to none. Allow the
    operating system to control the system, not the bios.

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    Richard Urban

    aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :)
     
    Richard Urban, Jan 15, 2004
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  5. CJSnet

    CJSnet Guest

    Thanks but none of those things work, and this has been an intermittent
    problem ever since I got XP. I'm 100% sure it's not the monitor, and I all
    APM settings point to OS.

    Clearly if rebooting XP solves it, it is an XP issue. The monitor can't be
    rebooted to fix bugs, but the OS can - and does.

    Any other ideas anyone?
     
    CJSnet, Jan 15, 2004
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  6. OK. Lets get a misconception out of the way. A monitor/printer etc uses
    micro processors, just as the computer does. I can't begin to tell you how
    many times I have told a client to turn off the computer, "unplug" the
    printer or monitor, scanner etc. and then have the client tell me that
    everything is fine now!

    Granted, it may not work in your case, but it only takes a moment to try!

    And, until you have tried, I am out of this thread!

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    Richard Urban

    aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :)
     
    Richard Urban, Jan 15, 2004
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  7. CJSnet

    Ducksterman Guest

    Hibernation can cause alot of problems. Turn off hibernation and you shouldn't have this problem again

    ----- CJSnet wrote: ----

    Hi, I'm using Windows XP Media Center Edition and have noticed that althoug
    I have my Power Options setup to Turn Off Monitor after 15 minutes, thi
    only happens on a clean boot and before hibernation occurs

    After hibernation, the monitor stays on permanantly, even though no softwar
    tasks are running and nothing is happening on the screen or input devices

    If I don't reboot, but do go back into Power Options and change the 1
    minutes to 10, then 15, then Apply, it again works normally

    Why is it 'forgetting' to turn off my monitor after a hibernation wake-up
    Rather annoying when I come home after a day out, to find the monitor ha
    been on the whole time

    Thanks in advance
     
    Ducksterman, Jan 16, 2004
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  8. CJSnet

    CJSnet Guest

    Thanks, but then I won't have any power saving! I'd rather the monitor stay
    on for 30 mins. until hibernation, than the computer stay on forever.

    There must be a registry fix for this as something has changed, but I don't
    know what. It has worked ok in the past.

    Any other help gratefully received!
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    CJSnet

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    shouldn't have this problem again.
     
    CJSnet, Jan 16, 2004
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    Bob Guest

    I recommend configuring it to go into standby mode instead of hibernation.
    That will still give you a significant power savings, compared to leaving it
    running all the time.

    -Bob
     
    Bob, Jan 16, 2004
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  10. CJSnet

    CJSnet Guest

    Okay Richard, have done as you suggested and still no different. I maintain
    it's an XP issue but thanks anyway.
     
    CJSnet, Jan 16, 2004
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