Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Standby mode and Screen Savers

You tried to configure your XP laptop to go into Standby after 15 minutes, but it is not working. What is wrong?

Is a screen saver configured? If so, is it a Direct3D screen saver? Direct3D screen savers sometimes prevent a computer from entering standby mode. This is because a computer goes into standby only when the CPU has been idle for the time that is configured in Power Options. When a 3D screen saver runs, the CPU begins processing. This is a known issue in MS Windows XP and a hot fix is available.
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