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    Turn off monitor problem (XP Home 2002 Service Pak 1)

    I am having problems in Windows XP Home Edition with the

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    Re: Turn off monitor problem (XP Home 2002 Service Pak 1)

    You can set a restore point, and try adding this key to your registry if you don't have it:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionRun]
    "LoadPowerProfile"="Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme"


    This solves flaky turn-off behavior often. I have an innovative cerebral solution on my computers--I hit the button on the monitor and it always works. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Turn off monitor problem (XP Home 2002 Service Pak 1)

    It depends what the BIOS considers to be "inactivity". If it thinks that "something" is happening on the PC, even though you might not be pressing keys or moving the mouse, it may not count this in the 20 continuous minutes of "inactivity".

    In this instance, SMBP's FIPOA suggestion would be ncessary.

    * FIPOA - Finger-Initiated Power-Off Action
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: Turn off monitor problem (XP Home 2002 Service Pak 1)

    Nice acronym. We see the suggestion of making sure to use the latest bios upgrade for XP as the solution to a number of problems because it often turns out to be just that. Do you think that could figure in here as a cause for this flaky turn-off behavior?

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    Re: Turn off monitor problem (XP Home 2002 Service Pak 1)

    Thanks Gentlemen for all your concern about my little problem. I am always amazed how somebody can be so smart to write programs that work as well as Windows XP does. Who am I to complain if there are some kinks in a complex program as this? I for one am not going to bash Microsoft.
    As to a suggestion to upgrade the bios, I did this some time ago to fix a Widows shut down problem. For the time being I will use FIPOA if I want to make absolutely sure that the monitor turns off.

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