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Dell Dimension Shut Down Problems

by lmathews / March 21, 2006 7:13 PM PST

My friends Dell Dimension 500MHZ with XP Pro will not shut down automatically. It will time out for the screen saver, but no options are available for Standy, Hibernate etc. I fiddled with the BIOS and still nothing. Does this Dell support auto shutdown??

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have you
by danthevan / March 22, 2006 3:30 AM PST

hi there have you looked at power options in control panel ? are they greyed out or missing ?? have you put the bios settings back to the way they where does your friend have administrator rights on there pc

post back and well take it from there

ps to see hibernate on the shutdown menu hold the shift key down hibernate must be turned on for this to work


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hibernate and standby are missing
by lmathews / March 22, 2006 7:52 AM PST
In reply to: have you

Hey danthevan! Thank you for the help. No, the hibernate and standby are missing from power options. It DOES say "Turn of all hard disks" and I set that to time out... but it doesnt seem to do this. The screen saver stays on all night. (Incidently, there is no power options in the screensaver control) Also, when I hold the shift down and go to shut down, I dont see hibernate. I tried auto shut down in the bios power options enabled, and tried it with power optiopns disabled. screensaver is all I get. I am the administrater, mayby Im missing something in Admin Tools?? I hope we get to the bottom of this mystery!!!
Rock On Danthevan!

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I am sure you tried........
by WOODS-HICK / March 22, 2006 9:38 AM PST

control panel> power options> hibernate> enable

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I tried.......
by lmathews / March 22, 2006 11:13 AM PST

Thanx WOODS-HICKS! I tried........
control panel> power options> hibernate> enable
and there is no option for hibernation or Standby.Its not greyed out...Its not there. The mystery deepens, Stay tuned.

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Try this
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 24, 2006 7:09 AM PST
In reply to: I tried.......
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Mark! Splendid!
by lmathews / March 24, 2006 12:04 PM PST
In reply to: Try this

That is I great Site. thanks for the heads up! It will certainly help. I think the problem is the Dell Bios. Ill keep trying!

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