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Power Management Setting

Posted By On November 12, 2004 @ 10:50 AM In Hardware & Peripherals,System Tune-Up Help,Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Q:
Why does my monitor go black after about 15 minutes of not using the computer?

A:
Windows has a Power Management setting that will shut your monitor off after a specified amount of time. If you don’t like when it’s shutting the monitor off, you can change it by doing the following:

In Windows XP:

1. Hit the Start>Control Panel , then go to Performance and Maintenance link). Then, open the Power Management icon .

2. Look for the ” Turn off monitor ” drop box. Select the amount of time you want the computer to wait before shutting off the monitor, or tell it not to shut the monitor off at all.

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In Windows Vista:

Hit Start>Control Panel then double-click the “Power Options” icon.

From here, click on “Change Plan Settings” under any one of the preferred plans.

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Under “Turn off the Display” set it to “Never” or another desired time, and click “Save Changes

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Ta-Da! No more blank monitor!

~ Steve


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