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Old 06-27-2004, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been running Windows XP on my Dell Laptop for the past three years and have the Power Options set to turn off the monitor and hard drive after 15 minutes of no use. For the past three weeks the Power Options settings no longer work......changing them makes no difference at all...I have tried all that I know, any ideas out there?????


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Old 06-28-2004, 03:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds fishy. never heard of it.
help im out someone
i wanna see how this turns out



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Old 06-28-2004, 07:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Did u install any software that take control of the functions?

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Old 06-28-2004, 08:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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No new software installed in the last several months. None that would take control of powering down the computer are currently installed. I know this is a strange problem and not a do or die isssue, BUT when anomolies like this happens it makes me nervous that it could be a warning sign of other problems to come.

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Old 06-28-2004, 01:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would just use your bootable Windows CD to repair the operating system.
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Old 06-29-2004, 08:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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carlosal59, i found some related links at MSKB's website. They are not exact hits, but they are close enough and might point you in the right direction. Try reading these links first.

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