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Power options issue

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by David Black, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. David Black

    David Black Flightless Bird

    When I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set turn off monitor
    to 20 minutes and turn off hard drive to 20 minutes nothing happens. However
    if I change those settings to turn off monitor to 1 minute and turn off hard
    drive to 3 minutes it works every time. I do not know what the problem is or
    how to correct it, so any help would be greatly appreciated. You should also
    know that no changes to my system have been made since this problem started
    happening.
     
  2. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    The turn off cannot be executed until the computer is not running anything
    for the amount of time you select. Therefore, when set at 20 minutes
    something is running in the background. Do you have a virus scanner running
    when the system is idle? Norton?
    "David Black" <DavidBlack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8CD117A1-1A47-42DB-AABA-2B933FA38C3A@microsoft.com...
    > When I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set turn off
    > monitor
    > to 20 minutes and turn off hard drive to 20 minutes nothing happens.
    > However
    > if I change those settings to turn off monitor to 1 minute and turn off
    > hard
    > drive to 3 minutes it works every time. I do not know what the problem is
    > or
    > how to correct it, so any help would be greatly appreciated. You should
    > also
    > know that no changes to my system have been made since this problem
    > started
    > happening.
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Please post any/all further follow-up in replies to your original (15
    Jun-10) thread:
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/browse_frm/thread/51cd490282fbb61d
    --
    ~PA Bear


    David Black wrote:
    > When I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set turn off
    > monitor to 20 minutes and turn off hard drive to 20 minutes nothing
    > happens. However if I change those settings to turn off monitor to 1
    > minute and turn off hard drive to 3 minutes it works every time. I do not
    > know what the problem is or how to correct it, so any help would be
    > greatly
    > appreciated. You should also know that no changes to my system have been
    > made since this problem started happening.
     

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