How do I adjust hibernation settings?


While working in a program or on line, all of a sudden my monitor will go blank. I have to turn the monitor off and then on again to get it to work for awhile. Sometimes it happens a lot and sometimes not for awhile. Also, I have a problem with the keyboard not working on start up. I have to type my password twice to get it to work.

Thanks, mark


This question was answered on April 20, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hi Mark,

You didn't say what kind of monitor you have, but you might try going into Control Panel, double-click Power Options In the window that opens, there should a window where you can choose a Power Scheme If you click the arrow for the drop down menu, you can choose a Power Scheme Depending on the Power Scheme you choose, the default settings will automatically be entered You can still change the settings if you choose You should look to see what setting is entered for your monitor to shut off then you can adjust it to your preference Also check the Hibernate tab, and make sure that you have the box checked to Enable Hibernation Support.

You also mentioned that your keyboard does not work on start up I assume you are not trying to type your password too soon Your computer may be trying to load startup files or process an application when you are trying to type your password If this is not the case, try clicking in the password window before typing your password Sometimes when the login window displays, your curser does not necessarily start in the password window, you may have to manually start your curser there.

If these don't help, I suggest you research your Windows 98 help files You can find these by clicking on your Start button and click on Help This may even give you more options for changing your power options as well as startup options As a general rule and as a precaution, always document any changes you make to settings on your computer This way you always know how and what to change back to it's original setting(s).

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Posted by Debbi of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 20, 2002