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Standby stays on standby for only 10 minutes

by susien428 / November 10, 2006 10:32 PM PST

I have a new Dell Inspiron Media version of Win XP- a Laptop I am using as a desktop replacement. It simply won't remain on Standby for longer than 10 or 12 minutes and then goes back to desktop and then in time, the screensaver.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2006 12:30 AM PST
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Standby example
by susien428 / November 11, 2006 10:59 PM PST
In reply to: Example.

Thank you Bob! I am using a Dell notebook as my desktop replacement and had plugged in a USB numeral pad. I removed the wireless mouse but that didn't help. Removing the Targus numeral pad did the trick. That would never have occurred to me. Thank you for your expertise!

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Thanks for the reply. USBMAN may offer a clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2006 11:27 PM PST
In reply to: Standby example

Under "BIOS settings Effecting USB" I'd take the advice on just one item.

"Power Management ? Disabled

* The Operating System should control Power Management."

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