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    power options missing on xp laptop

    my plan is to wire the lid/screen switch to the key to suspend/resume and the power switch to the alarm for startup in the morning and shutdown at night. my bios has no power options and in xp the only option under 'when i close the lid' is do nothing! also if i click start/shutdown i get turn off or restart. standby is greyed out and wont let me select it? the laptop is a packard bell 2003 easynote 2ghz with xp. btw i instaled media engine and this will shut the pc off but not standby. also i dont seem to have the 'when i go to battery power' option. any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotponyshoes
    my plan is to wire the lid/screen switch to the key to suspend/resume and the power switch to the alarm for startup in the morning and shutdown at night. my bios has no power options and in xp the only option under 'when i close the lid' is do nothing! also if i click start/shutdown i get turn off or restart. standby is greyed out and wont let me select it? the laptop is a packard bell 2003 easynote 2ghz with xp. btw i instaled media engine and this will shut the pc off but not standby. also i dont seem to have the 'when i go to battery power' option. any ideas?
    Perhaps your laptop doesn't have those power-saving features. Not every computer does. Look for ACPI settings in the BIOS. Also, int he Device manager, does it list your computer as an ACPI-Compliant motherboard? If not, then you may be SOL.
    Packard-Bell is notorious for skimping on features and using low-end hardware in their systems.
    Every PB computer I've dealt with has been a piece of dung.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Power options are not available if you have terminal services enabled.Kind of a pain since I would like to TS to my box in back from my PDA to control tunes and what not.

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