Dell 1721 - Any ideas - power management issue

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  1. DaninTexas

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    Got rid of the Win Vista crap and this thing screams now with Win XP on it. One problem I can not fix.

    Power management - The default laptop settings keep reapplying.

    I want them all set to stay on - Once I set them all that way - I apply it then restart the machine. Check the settings and they stay turned off.

    I leave the machine on all day and around lunch I checked the settings and they are back to defaults.

    I have all the power management turned off in the BIOS - no drivers have any power management turned on. This is really pissing me off.

    BTW - This is a stripped down Win XP SP 2 install from a cd. Only things I have installed are Office 03 - EvE Online - WoW - Visual Studio Express 2005 - Microsoft SQL Server 2005

    Any ideas. Thanks guys
     
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    Okay I think I know whats doing this - the AMD Power Now crap.

    But I can not figure out a way to turn this shit off. XP ties in automatically and I can't stop it. ANY ideas. This is seriously driving me insane enough to just sell the laptop over power management settings not staying.
     
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    You wish. And bump for any ideas on this. Its driving me nuts.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yeah, I can see that. You're looking a little red in the face.

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    lol.... I don't even know why I have that for an avatar. One of these days I will change it.
     

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