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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mr. Low, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Mr. Low

    Mr. Low Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    My OS is MS Window XP (Home) Edition.

    I have set my power option as "Home / Office Desk Scheme" which is suppose
    to turn off my LCD screen after 10 minutes if the PC remains inactive.

    Lately I find that this feature is not working at all. I need to turn off
    the screen manually if I play music for long hours.

    May I know what are the possible causes and how to deal with this problem ?

    Thanks

    Low
     
  2. smlunatick

    smlunatick Flightless Bird

    On Feb 2, 2:05 pm, Mr. Low <Mr...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > My OS is MS Window XP (Home) Edition.
    >
    > I have set my power  option as "Home / Office Desk Scheme" which is suppose
    > to turn off my LCD screen after 10 minutes if the PC remains inactive.
    >
    > Lately I find that this feature is not working at all. I need to turn off
    > the screen manually if I play music for long hours.
    >
    > May I know what are the possible causes and how to deal with this problem?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Low


    Check and update any / all video card drivers. It is the video card
    drivers that are used to control the LCD and sometimes these fail to
    understand some of the power options.
     
  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    The problem is that if you use the PC to play Music then the system is
    NOT Idle, and then the timer will not reach 10 minutes, and so not turn
    off the Screen.

    Mr. Low wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > My OS is MS Window XP (Home) Edition.
    >
    > I have set my power option as "Home / Office Desk Scheme" which is suppose
    > to turn off my LCD screen after 10 minutes if the PC remains inactive.
    >
    > Lately I find that this feature is not working at all. I need to turn off
    > the screen manually if I play music for long hours.
    >
    > May I know what are the possible causes and how to deal with this problem ?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Low
     
  4. Mr. Low

    Mr. Low Flightless Bird

    Hi Bob,

    But previously when the music played for more than 10 minutes, the screen
    could be shut down automatically. Quite surprising to me.

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > The problem is that if you use the PC to play Music then the system is
    > NOT Idle, and then the timer will not reach 10 minutes, and so not turn
    > off the Screen.
    >
    > Mr. Low wrote:
    >
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > My OS is MS Window XP (Home) Edition.
    > >
    > > I have set my power option as "Home / Office Desk Scheme" which is suppose
    > > to turn off my LCD screen after 10 minutes if the PC remains inactive.
    > >
    > > Lately I find that this feature is not working at all. I need to turn off
    > > the screen manually if I play music for long hours.
    > >
    > > May I know what are the possible causes and how to deal with this problem ?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > Low

    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    When the CPU is running more than about 10-20% usage then the Idle timer
    is not going to allow Standby. This can be the result of additional
    background programs running also. If you have increased the incremental
    use if the CPU then you will not have the Standby being invoked.

    Mr. Low wrote:
    > Hi Bob,
    >
    > But previously when the music played for more than 10 minutes, the screen
    > could be shut down automatically. Quite surprising to me.
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>The problem is that if you use the PC to play Music then the system is
    >>NOT Idle, and then the timer will not reach 10 minutes, and so not turn
    >>off the Screen.
    >>
    >>Mr. Low wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Hi,
    >>>
    >>>My OS is MS Window XP (Home) Edition.
    >>>
    >>>I have set my power option as "Home / Office Desk Scheme" which is suppose
    >>>to turn off my LCD screen after 10 minutes if the PC remains inactive.
    >>>
    >>>Lately I find that this feature is not working at all. I need to turn off
    >>>the screen manually if I play music for long hours.
    >>>
    >>>May I know what are the possible causes and how to deal with this problem ?
    >>>
    >>>Thanks
    >>>
    >>>Low

    >>
    >>.
    >>
     
  6. Mr. Low

    Mr. Low Flightless Bird

    ..Hi Bob,

    Noted with thanks

    Low

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > When the CPU is running more than about 10-20% usage then the Idle timer
    > is not going to allow Standby. This can be the result of additional
    > background programs running also. If you have increased the incremental
    > use if the CPU then you will not have the Standby being invoked.
    >
    > Mr. Low wrote:
    > > Hi Bob,
    > >
    > > But previously when the music played for more than 10 minutes, the screen
    > > could be shut down automatically. Quite surprising to me.
    > >
    > > "Bob I" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>The problem is that if you use the PC to play Music then the system is
    > >>NOT Idle, and then the timer will not reach 10 minutes, and so not turn
    > >>off the Screen.
    > >>
    > >>Mr. Low wrote:
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>>Hi,
    > >>>
    > >>>My OS is MS Window XP (Home) Edition.
    > >>>
    > >>>I have set my power option as "Home / Office Desk Scheme" which is suppose
    > >>>to turn off my LCD screen after 10 minutes if the PC remains inactive.
    > >>>
    > >>>Lately I find that this feature is not working at all. I need to turn off
    > >>>the screen manually if I play music for long hours.
    > >>>
    > >>>May I know what are the possible causes and how to deal with this problem ?
    > >>>
    > >>>Thanks
    > >>>
    > >>>Low
    > >>
    > >>.
    > >>

    >
    > .
    >
     
  7. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    You're welcome, have a great day!

    Mr. Low wrote:

    > .Hi Bob,
    >
    > Noted with thanks
    >
    > Low
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>When the CPU is running more than about 10-20% usage then the Idle timer
    >>is not going to allow Standby. This can be the result of additional
    >>background programs running also. If you have increased the incremental
    >>use if the CPU then you will not have the Standby being invoked.
    >>
    >>Mr. Low wrote:
    >>
    >>>Hi Bob,
    >>>
    >>>But previously when the music played for more than 10 minutes, the screen
    >>>could be shut down automatically. Quite surprising to me.
    >>>
    >>>"Bob I" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>The problem is that if you use the PC to play Music then the system is
    >>>>NOT Idle, and then the timer will not reach 10 minutes, and so not turn
    >>>>off the Screen.
    >>>>
    >>>>Mr. Low wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>Hi,
    >>>>>
    >>>>>My OS is MS Window XP (Home) Edition.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>I have set my power option as "Home / Office Desk Scheme" which is suppose
    >>>>>to turn off my LCD screen after 10 minutes if the PC remains inactive.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Lately I find that this feature is not working at all. I need to turn off
    >>>>>the screen manually if I play music for long hours.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>May I know what are the possible causes and how to deal with this problem ?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Thanks
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Low
    >>>>
    >>>>.
    >>>>

    >>
    >>.
    >>
     
  8. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    That is not so! Even with music playing the screen will turn off,
    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:ukOwddBpKHA.1552@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > The problem is that if you use the PC to play Music then the system is NOT
    > Idle, and then the timer will not reach 10 minutes, and so not turn off
    > the Screen.
    >
    > Mr. Low wrote:
    >
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> My OS is MS Window XP (Home) Edition. I have set my power option as
    >> "Home / Office Desk Scheme" which is suppose to turn off my LCD screen
    >> after 10 minutes if the PC remains inactive.
    >>
    >> Lately I find that this feature is not working at all. I need to turn off
    >> the screen manually if I play music for long hours.
    >>
    >> May I know what are the possible causes and how to deal with this problem
    >> ?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Low

    >
     
  9. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    He is not talking standby. He is talking about the screen shutdown.
    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:e8yBjTCpKHA.3748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > When the CPU is running more than about 10-20% usage then the Idle timer
    > is not going to allow Standby. This can be the result of additional
    > background programs running also. If you have increased the incremental
    > use if the CPU then you will not have the Standby being invoked.
    >
    > Mr. Low wrote:
    >> Hi Bob,
    >>
    >> But previously when the music played for more than 10 minutes, the screen
    >> could be shut down automatically. Quite surprising to me. "Bob I" wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>The problem is that if you use the PC to play Music then the system is
    >>>NOT Idle, and then the timer will not reach 10 minutes, and so not turn
    >>>off the Screen.
    >>>
    >>>Mr. Low wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Hi,
    >>>>
    >>>>My OS is MS Window XP (Home) Edition.
    >>>>I have set my power option as "Home / Office Desk Scheme" which is
    >>>>suppose to turn off my LCD screen after 10 minutes if the PC remains
    >>>>inactive.
    >>>>
    >>>>Lately I find that this feature is not working at all. I need to turn
    >>>>off the screen manually if I play music for long hours.
    >>>>
    >>>>May I know what are the possible causes and how to deal with this
    >>>>problem ?
    >>>>
    >>>>Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>>Low
    >>>
    >>>.
    >>>

    >
     
  10. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    If you set your screensaver to 'none' then, the screen will shut down after
    a time set regardless of whether or not
    you play music..
    "Mr. Low" <MrLow@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F596A134-9514-4BCA-A800-68889FB564E5@microsoft.com...
    > .Hi Bob,
    >
    > Noted with thanks
    >
    > Low
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >> When the CPU is running more than about 10-20% usage then the Idle timer
    >> is not going to allow Standby. This can be the result of additional
    >> background programs running also. If you have increased the incremental
    >> use if the CPU then you will not have the Standby being invoked.
    >>
    >> Mr. Low wrote:
    >> > Hi Bob,
    >> >
    >> > But previously when the music played for more than 10 minutes, the
    >> > screen
    >> > could be shut down automatically. Quite surprising to me.
    >> >
    >> > "Bob I" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >>The problem is that if you use the PC to play Music then the system is
    >> >>NOT Idle, and then the timer will not reach 10 minutes, and so not turn
    >> >>off the Screen.
    >> >>
    >> >>Mr. Low wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>>Hi,
    >> >>>
    >> >>>My OS is MS Window XP (Home) Edition.
    >> >>>
    >> >>>I have set my power option as "Home / Office Desk Scheme" which is
    >> >>>suppose
    >> >>>to turn off my LCD screen after 10 minutes if the PC remains inactive.
    >> >>>
    >> >>>Lately I find that this feature is not working at all. I need to turn
    >> >>>off
    >> >>>the screen manually if I play music for long hours.
    >> >>>
    >> >>>May I know what are the possible causes and how to deal with this
    >> >>>problem ?
    >> >>>
    >> >>>Thanks
    >> >>>
    >> >>>Low
    >> >>
    >> >>.
    >> >>

    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  11. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    It is my understanding that IF the CPU load is high enough this will not
    occur.

    Unknown wrote:

    > That is not so! Even with music playing the screen will turn off,
    > "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:ukOwddBpKHA.1552@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    >>The problem is that if you use the PC to play Music then the system is NOT
    >>Idle, and then the timer will not reach 10 minutes, and so not turn off
    >>the Screen.
    >>
    >>Mr. Low wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Hi,
    >>>
    >>>My OS is MS Window XP (Home) Edition. I have set my power option as
    >>>"Home / Office Desk Scheme" which is suppose to turn off my LCD screen
    >>>after 10 minutes if the PC remains inactive.
    >>>
    >>>Lately I find that this feature is not working at all. I need to turn off
    >>>the screen manually if I play music for long hours.
    >>>
    >>>May I know what are the possible causes and how to deal with this problem
    >>>?
    >>>
    >>>Thanks
    >>>
    >>>Low

    >>

    >
    >
     
  12. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Has NEVER failed, regardless of load for me.
    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:eqqdSRFpKHA.5328@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > It is my understanding that IF the CPU load is high enough this will not
    > occur.
    >
    > Unknown wrote:
    >
    >> That is not so! Even with music playing the screen will turn off,
    >> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:ukOwddBpKHA.1552@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>>The problem is that if you use the PC to play Music then the system is
    >>>NOT Idle, and then the timer will not reach 10 minutes, and so not turn
    >>>off the Screen.
    >>>
    >>>Mr. Low wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Hi,
    >>>>
    >>>>My OS is MS Window XP (Home) Edition. I have set my power option as
    >>>>"Home / Office Desk Scheme" which is suppose to turn off my LCD screen
    >>>>after 10 minutes if the PC remains inactive.
    >>>>
    >>>>Lately I find that this feature is not working at all. I need to turn
    >>>>off the screen manually if I play music for long hours.
    >>>>
    >>>>May I know what are the possible causes and how to deal with this
    >>>>problem ?
    >>>>
    >>>>Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>>Low
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
     

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