Power Management/Power Options in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by MarkR, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. MarkR

    MarkR Guest

    System: 3.4 GHZ Pentium Desktop
    Motherboard: DFI Lanparty 875P-T
    BIOS: Award v6.00PG (3/25/05)
    Display Adapter: NVidia GeForce 7600 GS
    Monitor: Dell 2407 WFP-HC
    Router: Linksys BEFW11S4 v4
    OS: Windows Vista Premium SP1
    wireless mouse, wired usb keyboard

    I can set the Advanced Power Options so that the ON/OFF button or selection
    of "hibernate" in the start menu will put the computer into hibernation and
    it works OK. When I configure the advanced settings to make the computer go
    into either the hibernate, hybrid sleep or sleep mode automatically after the
    number of minutes designated in the "settings", the computer remains in the
    full powered up mode after the number of minutes designated.

    My BIOS allows for two ACPI global states: S1 or S3. I have tried both
    settings and neither seems to correct the problem.

    Any suggestions on how I can get my computer to go into a reduced power
    state automatically after a designated number of minutes?

    Thank you
    MarkR, Aug 29, 2008
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    MarkR Guest

    Further to my previous post, I did not have this problem prior to upgrading
    from Windows XP Professional to Windows Vista Premium.
    MarkR, Aug 29, 2008
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  3. If the computer is actively sharing files or media then it will not go to
    sleep (the sharing would be interrupted if it did).
    Check your multimedia settings in advanced settings.
    Also in network and sharing: towards bottom see media sharing.

    Michael Walraven, Aug 29, 2008
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    Phillips, Aug 29, 2008
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    MarkR, Aug 29, 2008
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