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Problem with Laptop and Docking Station

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by krazeecrw, Feb 27, 2006.

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  1. krazeecrw

    krazeecrw Thread Starter

    Oct 25, 2002
    Hey all-

    I have a Dell Latitude D800 that I use with a docking station. Everything has been working but occasionally when I put the laptop into the docking station and power up, the external monitor will not come on unless I open the lid of my laptop. When I close the lid of my laptop, the system goes to standby and the external monitor goes out. I went into the power options and changed the option for when the laptop is closed to "Do Nothing". I would like to be be able to keep it on Standby like it had been working originally. Any ideas why this may be occurring?
  2. KingCody


    Nov 3, 2005
    standby mode is known to cause system issues (instability, currupt files, screwed up settings). I wouldn't use standby anymore if I were you.

    To get your old settings back in order, run system restore and choose a restore point prior to when the issue started happening. (then you should disable standby mode so that that doesn't happen again)

    also... check your display settings, there may be an option for primary monitor default when docked.
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