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Need "Power Management" tab for the mouse and the keyboard

by Pato / March 13, 2005 5:10 AM PST

I have gone to the control panel, mouse, mouse properties, then hardware, then properties within hardware looking for the power management tab for the mouse. (Need to fix it so that the mouse will not take the PC out of standby.) (No power management tab for the keyboard either.) The other win xp pcs in the house have the power management tab. All are Emachines. T1140, T2692 and two T2893s. It is the new (last fall) T2893s that are the problem. Any help - direction will be appreciated.

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Re: Need "Power Management" tab
by Cetin Denislam / March 13, 2005 4:16 PM PST
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by Pato / March 14, 2005 12:45 AM PST

Thanks for your response. Read through the referenced link. Link says "if no power mgmt tab, device doesn't support wake". Moved keyboard (from pc that has pwr mgmt tab) over and still no tab for power mgmt. Maybe its the motherboard? Op system is XP Home, mother board is intel D845GVSR.
Thanks again, P McF

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Need. Indeed ...
by Cetin Denislam / March 14, 2005 3:09 AM PST

Interesting. I checked some windows XP (Home and Pro) SP1 and SP2, various motherboards (various chipsets using either AMD or Intel CPUs) including newer models than yours (Intel D865). I didn't find the Power Management Tab on any for either the mouse or the keyboard in their Properties (both using PS/2 port)

Changing the Bios to another power management option (from S1 to S3), didn't make any difference in the availability of that missing Tab. However, I was able to goto Standby and resume using the mouse and / or keyboard.

However, if I plugged an USB mouse the Power Management Tab was present. So, that USB mouse has the option to "Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby" check box.

Probable this is the mystery cause. So, if your mouse (example) it's PS/2 do the following test: force a Standby and use it to resume.

You are welcome and Good Luck,


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

T. S. Eliot

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Indeed I Need
by Pato / March 14, 2005 5:52 AM PST
In reply to: Need. Indeed ...

Hi Cetin-
Thanks for staying with it. Here is what I have done:
I replaced the mouse with a USB Microsoft Basic mouse and got the same result as you. The pwr mgmt tab is there. Same result with a USB Logitech keyboard. (Device Manager now has a HID folder were it previously had none.) Also, if both the keyboard and mouse are plugged-in the device mgr for the mouse shows two HID devices (this in addition to an HID device under the keyboard folder...does not seem to be a problem).

Other than no pwr tab the only difference between the two mice seems to be the string of letters/numerals under the Details tab of the mouse properties.

At any rate you have solved my basic problem which was that the PC would wake from the mouse if the desk was disturbed at all. We will use the USB mouse, the keyboard with wake default (no pwr mgmt tab) is ok since that is the way we use it.

Thank you again, Pat McF

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