On Thu, 4 Mar 2010 19:42:34 -0500, GSalisbury wrote:
> "The Learner" <moron@newsgroup> wrote in message
>> I have an HP laptop using Vista SP-2. Until recently, the power settings
>> worked the way I set them (especially shutting off the display after 15
>> minutes of idle time). Now, this particular setting doesn't work (the
>> display stays on all the time). I haven't checked the other settings
>> yet. Tried Google but couldn't find anything that applied. Suggestions
>> for a solution?
> Control Panel / Power Options
Did you notice that he has already set the power options, but that they
recently stopped working?
I would be glad to offer a suggestion to the OP, but I often have the same
problem (not consistently, unfortunately) and haven't solved it.
I have a thought that the Windows Search Indexer is implicated, but I'm not
sure. And previously I had a wireless mouse & keyboard that added a
reproducible 5 minute delay to the Screen Saver and Screen Dark
timeouts...The new KB & mouse don't have that problem. Weird...
BTW, I'm running 7, not Vista.
Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom