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Vista Power Options problem

 
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halsgradad



Joined: 17 Oct 2008
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Location: Bedfordshire

PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:58 pm    Post subject: Vista Power Options problem Reply with quote

Hi from a newbi.

I've had my Power Options set to turn off the monitor after 10 minutes and to put the system to sleep after 20 minutes for months. A few weeks ago the sleep function stopped working though the monitor shut down still works normally.
I run daily sweeps for malware and I have done a HJT check and found nothing. The only hardware I have installed recently is the D-Link wireless router but as far as I can recall the problem started some time after that. I have tried turning the router off the it makes no difference.
Any ideas as to what might be causing the problem an how to resolve it?

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SoftStag



Joined: 05 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try the following:
Arrow Open Power Options in Control Panel
Arrow Click on Change plan settings below the power plan is causing the problem
Arrow Click on Change advanced power settings
Arrow Click the + next to Multimedia settings
Arrow Click the + next to When sharing media
Arrow Change the setting to Allow the computer to sleep
Arrow Click OK then Save changes
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halsgradad



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks SoftStag, that worked.

Problem solved.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your welcome!

I also put this together as a small article on the main site:
Standby not Working on Windows Vista Power Options
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