my computer when left idle switches itself off completely after a few minutes (approx. 5 minutes). I have to switch it on again
This question was answered on September 14, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.Your computer is going into suspend mode You can check in the BIOS/CMOS settings and in the Microsoft Operating System settings.
You can turn off the APM settings in Windows, but this may not completely disable all APM features.(AdvancePower Management)
The BIOS in your computer may have APM settings that Windows cannot override.
To turn off the APM settings in Windows Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.Double-click Power Management
In System standby, click Never.In Turn off hard disks, click Never
Click Apply, and then click OK.
To disable APM in your BIOS Consult your computer documentation or contact your computer manufacturer for specific instructions.Both the BIOS and SYSTEM should have the same settings to avoid other conflicts Good Luck!
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Posted by Michelle of Mesa Community College on September 14, 2002