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power saving mode show when I start computer

Oct 19, 2008 7:10AM PDT

I am using window XP OS for my desktop computer but when I start my computer it show power saving Mode and black screen after that I unable to solve this problem Please suggest me how to resolve this

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Sorry, that's not the PC.
Oct 19, 2008 7:13AM PDT

That's the display that shows that. Prove it. Unplug the monitor vga cable. Now turn on the display. It shows power saving or such text.

Now about your PC. It may be unplugged or in need of repair. Given the slim details can you tell more?

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Power save mode issue
Dec 6, 2008 8:06PM PST

It could be that it is not the monitor which is in "power save mode", but the computer itself.

When you cannot get a computer out of "power save mode" by any other means, typically the cause is that the button-cell-type battery of your computer, which is located on the motherboard, is empty.

Usually, this happens on a computer which is a few years old, since its batteries will have run out after such a long time. (The motherboard battery is used to store various settings when the computer power is off, such as date and time. When your computer detects this battery is empty, it goes into a low-power mode).

The solution is to replace the button-cell battery on the motherboard of your computer:

- open the case of your computer;
- visually locate the motherboard (the main electronic circuit board) of your computer;
- visually scan the motherboard for a button-cell battery (it looks like a digital watch battery, but a bit larger);
- remove this motherboard battery from your computer;
- restart your computer: it should now power up normally (you may get some warning messages during the start-up sequence, but ignore them);
- set the date and time of your computer using the "Date and Time" control panel;
- you can now use your computer normally, but you will lose date and time settings when you disconnect the computer power cord, since there is no motherboard battery present to store them;
- take the motherboard battery to an electronics store and get a replacement;
install the new battery in your computer;
- restart your computer, and set the date and time again; the settings will now be saved using motherboard battery power.

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power save mode -- thanks for the help
Jan 18, 2009 11:21AM PST

I like to way thank you very much for posting this. My Gateway monitor went into power save mode and nothing helped. I unplug the monitor and computer noting helped. I happen to have a wireless laptop so I was able to connect to the internet to find help. I came
across your posting and did what you said. My husband happen to have a battery with the same number on it from a garage door opener remote,we took out the one from the computer and put the remote battery in and everything worked. My computer is around 3yrs.old.
Again, thank you very much this was very helpful. Not only did you help me and taught me something new you also saved me money. Bless you.

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Running power saving mode
Dec 21, 2009 6:36PM PST

When i system on running in power saving mode after some time system is working what is the problem?

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Sounds normal.
Dec 22, 2009 5:02AM PST

Many systems today have the display show power saving at startup. Then the machine boots and the display snaps on.

Sadly normal today with the makers not explaining why to buyers.

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