Re: Can't exit Power saving mode
> Hi, I've just got myself a brandnew Dell desktop XPS420 with Vista on
> it. Everything seemed to work fine, but my computer enters Power saving
> mode at completely random times while im actually on the PC.
> For example: I'm writing a document then suddenly my screen goes blank
> and it says "Entering Power saving mode" after which the green
> Power-light on the monitor changes orange-ish. When I try to wake it up
> again, by either pressing keys on the keyboard or move the mouse,
> nothing happens. Pressing any power-button (or monitor button) doesn't
> help either and the only thing I can do is hold the Power-button to shut
> my computer down and reboot it. This happens alot, no matter what I'm
> doing and I don't know how to solve it.
> I've changed all of the Power save mode-settings into 'off', also in
> BIOS. This didn't help. All Windows updates are installed and running
> and I didn't install any other programs yet whatsoever.
> Can someone explain how I prevent my computer entering Power saving
> mode? And how I exit that mode, since that doesn't work either.
Its a known problem with Dell computers.
Here's the work around:
Open the computer tower.
Remove the CMOS battery.
Reseat the system memory.
Reseat the graphics card and turn on the computer.
The power save mode message should be gone at this time.
Then turn off the system and insert the CMOS battery and turn on the
Thats it ! ! !
Hope that works ! ! !