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  1. improvjam

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    I have Vista SP1 on my HP laptop, and no matter what I do, I can't seem to get my power scheme to function properly. Mainly, the screen never turns off after 15 minutes and the computer never goes to sleep. I have done all I can in power options and advanced settings but nothing seems to work. Please help!
     
  2. casper0191

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    Well when it turns of did you need to push the power button to run it of again?
     
  3. improvjam

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    I have the display set to turn off after 15 minutes but it never does, will turning the screen saver off help?
     
  4. casper0191

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    first answer my question when it turns off do you need to push the power button to turn it on again?
     
  5. improvjam

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    No, i can get out of the screen saver by moving the mouse, hitting a key, etc. I'm trying to toggle the option where the screen itself will turn off.
     
  6. casper0191

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    No i mean the general power button on the computer. The power button that you push to turn on a computer. Do you need push that to turn it on again?
     
  7. BillSnapWire

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    Try disabling your screen-saver and just sticking with power options. Alternatively edit your power plan to exactly how you want it.
     
  8. BillSnapWire

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    And please answer the question proposed by casper.
     
  9. casper0191

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    Thanks bill but to the looks of it he might have a bad PSU. maybe he can't even turn it on for a minute.
     
  10. BillSnapWire

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    Could be.
     
  11. casper0191

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    Well if it is he'll might realized. But i hope that he didn't end up on getting it to computer repair service just to discover it.
     
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