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My monitor says "Power Saving Mode"

Q: My monitor says "Power Saving Mode"

I recently called Dell Support and they used Dell Connect to try to fix it. Yesterday, I got home and my screen was blank. So I turned the computer on and logged in. Within seconds it did the Power Saving Mode thing. Then I let it go until today. Now I can get on the internet but when I run games that I play, it still does it. When the Tech Support people were on the computer, it happened but they said nothing happened to them and I'm just trying to resolve this problem. For any further information, please ask.

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A: My monitor says "Power Saving Mode"

it sounds like your games are using refresh rates or resolutions that your monitor cannot cope with.

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Howdy doodles, here's one for you:

I have this PC I got 3 years ago, it's been great until now:

AMD Athlon 64 @ 2 GHz
2 gigs of ram in dual channel
Ati X1600XT video card
some seagate 160gb HD
420W PSU
LG L1750SQ monitor (17 inch)

Here's what happens:

-I turn on the power (press the button on the extension cord my pc components are connected to - monitor, pc, printer, speakers)

Monitor goes into standby as expected, speakers are on

-I press the on button on the pc and it powers up, I get a green splash screen saying A8R-MVP which is my motherboard, for a few seconds

-then it beeps once, it's a short, singular beep (I've read that this can matter) and winxp starts loading, I get the xp splash screen

-just as xp finishes loading and I'm supposed to get the first glimpse of that glorious microsoft desktop BOOM! the monitor goes into power saving mode (yellow LED)

However, the pc itself continues to function normally; if I randomly start clicking and pressing enter I can hear sounds from games and other programs, so the pc works

I've tried switching the ram around, removing the battery for the bios for a while, reconnecting the cables; I don't know what's causing it, this is a fresh OS install and it did happen a couple of times before I did the reinstall but it fixed itself and the monitor worked upon restart

another thing to note is that if I remove the drivers in safe mode (I'm in safe mode right now) for the video c... Read more

A:Solved: Monitor enters "Power Saving Mode" during bootup

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I have recently built a New computer with everything working great except 1 minor flaw. When I leave the computer for awhile and the computer goes in Hibernation, I can't get it out of Hibernation. I try turning off the computer and restarting it and it says the same thing on the Screen. "Entering Power Save Mode". So I usually take the case apart and take out the memory and put it back in and start it up and it works. I have no idea why it works and why i have to do it every time. When the computer Is in Stand-By it comes out of it fine. But after it goes into Hibernation and try to restart it, I can't get the screen off "Power Saving Mode". If their are any suggestions on how to fix this please help. Some of the troubleshooting Idea's i've thought of are disabling Hibernation and Standby.

Specs: XFX 8800 GT, 2G of Memory, Q6600 2.4ghz, P35 Gigabyte Motherboard, Flat Panel 19" LCD Dell Monitor, 600W Rosewell

Thank you for your help.

A:Stuck in Hibernate. Vista Ultimate 64 Bit "Power Saving Mode"

Issued Solved Just Went to the Command prompted

[type] powercfg -h off [enter]

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Today I purchased a new monitor and computer:


Initially, I hooked the monitor up to my HP mini, then to my new desktop. When I hooked it up to the desktop, it says "DSUB Power Saving Mode" and then goes to sleep. I have checked the connections and they are secured in tightly.

Prior to this I have never used either the monitor or the desktop. The monitor worked on my netbook. I think I accidently set the settings of my monitor to that of the netbook and I have no idea how to set them back. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:"DSUB Power Saving Mode" Moniter problem

Hi Sharksfann, and welcome to TSG.

According to the pages in your links, the computer has both VGA and DVI outputs and the monitor has Analog, DVI-D, and HDMI inputs. Exactly what type of connection are you trying to use between the monitor and computer?

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This happens whenever my computer encounters "Bootmgr is missing". After fixing up that problem, when I let my computer around 5 minutes, it goes to "Power Saving Mode". I have checked the settings at power management, and I never set my computer into that mode. I also replaced my monitor with another one, but it appeared the problem is still persist.

Appreciate your kind advice and solutions for this problem.


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Hi, I'm at work and appear to have wrecked my colleague's computer. : (

I printed something using her computer (mine is not hooked up to a printer) and then went to reboot the computer as there was a request from Microsoft to reboot, allowing updates to be installed. (I had postponed the updates until after I had finished printing.)

The screen went black and I got the message, "ANALOG POWER SAVING MODE".

I have tried turning the computer on and off; unplugging the computer (after turning it off); checked the cables to the monitor/power/computer; holding down the 'autoset' button on the monitor; holding down assorted keys on the keyboard and tapping F8 as soon as I turn the computer on, all to no avail.

The monitor is an LG Flatron W1942TQ. It's not my computer so I don't know which version of Windows it is running, though I'm pretty sure it's Vista. I have spent the last hour looking up "Analog Power Saving Mode" threads on Google. Most recommend checking my settings or BIOS...but I can't get the screen going. It would be great if I could get this solved before my shift ends at 11 pm (Mountain time)!!

Thanks much!

A:Solved: "Analog Power Saving Mode"

I just spoke with a very friendly Microsoft tech who suggested I unplug the monitor/tower cord, switch the ends and plug it back in.

This, sadly, had no effect.

He then suggested taking out and putting back in the video card. As this is a work computer and I am so NOT a techie I am now (two and a half hours after the beginning of this adventure) retiring. My colleagues will have to continue with this tomorrow.

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So, after a good's night rest, I was all fired up to go on the internet again (computer was on hibernate during the night), but sadly enough, it wanted to be an arse and not work.
I'm running a Dell Dimension 9150, can't get any specifics since I never bothered looking, and obviously it's a bit hard to go to run dxdiag when the computer doesn't even boot..
It's 3 years old.

Anyway, the problem, specifically, is that when I start up the computer, firstly the computer gets stuck in something (noise from computer doesn't change, it is silent) and doesn't boot (the first time i started it up I heard some fast repeating sounds, which, when I looked up, meant suposedly that there was something with the harddrive, but I cannot be sure on this, I might have misinterpreted the sound), and then the screen tells me that it is in Power Saving Mode. This is basically it, and it doesn't do anything beyond this point.

I've cleaned up the inside of my pc a bit (gotten rid of the dust), but i've never reseated a piece of hardware, so i'm not quite sure of the process. Also, I cannot quite tell which piece is which either. Simply put, when it comes to hardware I have absolutely no clue of what i'm doing. This is also the first time in my life that i've opened up the inside of a computer, so please understand if I cannot quite grasp what you're saying.

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Hey guys, new here and hoping to get some much needed help. Recently my PC has been crashing when I try to load up some games, (GTA V and ARMA 2) the screen just goes black and says: DVI Power Saving Mode.

TSG SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8130 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 553742 MB, Free - 304481 MB; D: Total - 400022 MB, Free - 398483 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., B85M-G
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled

I also have here the windows recovery message that I get upon restarting the PC.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 3081

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA80073FA010
BCP2: FFFFF88008C4DA08
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Thanks in advance, Tony.

A:"Power saving mode" crash

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A couple weeks ago I was using fruity loops program and all of the sudden my screen went black and "d-sub power save mode" was all that was shown. After a few restarts my PC would start normally but take me directly into bios where I disabled the power save mode but still went blank after a few hours of running normal. I tried restarting as I had done the first time but noticed my screen stayed blank after multiple restarts. Eventually my PC had brought me to the bios page as did before but when I would exit bios this time Windows XP no longer appeared and I was back to blank screen. Now I can't even access bios and the screen stays blank but the fans and cd drive work and everything sounds normal on startup.

Here's what I've tried but had no luck.
1. Reseated the memory and agp video card
2. Removed CMOS for hours and put it back
3. Thoroughly cleaned inside PC
4. Switched power cables and tried monitor on a laptop and monitor works fine on laptop
5. Pressed all key commands
6. Inserted Windows XP cd and I can hear it running but no picture

A:Monitor blank screen "power save mode"

If you have more than one RAM stick try one at a time. Disconnect all drives, extra cards (sound etc.) leave just CPU/HS/fan, RAM and vid card. Try video card in another system. Replace power supply. I realized these last two are not always possible.

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This morning Windows did an automatic update and when it restarted my tertiary Dell monitor will not work. It works fine on another laptop, just not on my Toshiba.

When un and replugging the Dell monitor I get a message saying the monitor is in power save mode and to move my mouse or press a button on my keyboard, but I'm already seeing my second monitor working fine.

My set up is this:

My Toshiba laptop is kept closed with its monitor disabled under Control Panel/Display.
My main monitor (Display Number 2) is a Samsung plugged into my HDMI slot.
My second monitor (Display Number 3) is a Dell, which shows up as a generic P&P monitor, plugged into my VGA slot.

The mouse moves off the Samsung but there is no sign of it on the Dell display. I have plugged in a different monitor and have the same problem.

I've tried un-installing the Dell monitor then replugging it, which then gets added to my device list as both "generic plug and play monitor" and "generic non-plug and play".

Any suggestions on how to get a picture back on the VGA monitor?

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Moved our desktop computer and during reconnection realized everything was working except the sound. Plugged in the speakers to what I thought was the correct connection (next to the monitor plug...it was the only space that was the right size) to find out it most likely was not :-( Monitor went black and now only says "in power save mode press any button on keyboard or move mouse" then goes black again. Keyboard
lights are not working and mouse is unresponsive.
I've unplugged everything and powered off the computer. Reboot sounds normal but can not see anything. Any suggestions?!

A:monitor is black and reads "in power save mode"

Welcome to TSG! Sorry nobody got back to you sooner. If your thread ever goes a few days without a response feel free to post the word "bump", which will move it to the top of the list and hopefully catch somebody's attention.

Sounds like you may have toasted something in the motherboard; I don't know exactly why this would be. Try one of the two options below:

1) Plug a known working monitor into the PC. If it works, then there is just some problem with the original monitor. Hopefully nothing else is wrong. If it does not work, then you have almost certainly damaged something inside the PC.
2) Plug the monitor into a known working PC. If it works, then you know there must be a problem with the board inside the original PC. If it doesn't, then your problem lies within your monitor.

Let me know the results and we will go from there.

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Ok so recently my computer stopped working completely. Regardless of how many times I reboot and try to re-plug the monitor cables, etc. it will still just turn on then say the monitor's in power save mode. Now, in the past when I started my comp it would beep a pleasant once then start up. Now that the monitor's stuck in power save mode when I start it there is one long beep then 3 rapid ones following it. Anyone know if that means anything? Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Computer Broken - Monitor Stuck in "Power Save Mode"

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Well, I don't think its my computer, and I dont think its my monitor, i have two towers, and one monitor, the monitor goes into power saving mode on BOTH computers, but when I plug the monitor into my laptop, it comes up with the picture just fine. Please help!?

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Hey all, this is my first thread here. I am attempting to troubleshoot this PC and it has stumped me! The PC, according to the user, "goes to sleep" overnight and when they "wake it up" there is no LAN connection. In order to resolved their issue, they have to restart their system and then everything is dandy.

Furthermore, at around 4-5pm everyday, apparently they can not print? The PC that can not print during those times is not connected to a domain or anything of that sort that has the capabilities of time restricting such services. Unless XP itself does have something like that built-in to it that I completely overlooked?

Anyways, to troubleshoot this matter. I checked all the power saving settings under the control panel and everything was set to stay on. Hibernate was also deselected so therefore the software should not be utilizing it. I also went into the device manager and checked power saving settings within each device. Everything was set to not allow to turn off to save power.

The only setting I did change on one of the PCs is under the Network Adapter in device manger. I changed the WOL setting to "auto" instead of disable in hopes that if the computer would at least have a LAN connection upon waking. However, this does not solve the issue because we do not want the PCs hibernating at all.

One last thing, I did check the ACPI in BIOS because I did see that sometimes that could conflict with th... Read more

A:PC "hibernates" overnight with all power saving settings disabled? Windows XP.

SP3 contains a fix for network connection failing to wake up until Windows is restarted.
Is SP3 installed (and all hotfixes released since SP3)?

Also check for newer driver for wireless adapter from the PC or laptop manufacturer's website.

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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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I have a custom desktop, and a 2 year old Dell 1905FP LCD monitor, the monitor is connected through a VGA cable to the graphics card of the PC. The monitor has been flawless ever since i bought it until a few days ago.

My dad turned on the computer and the monitor was black, the power button on the monitor went from green to orange. I pressed one of the monitor buttons to see if it would do anything, and a message came up that says;

1. Analog Input
In Power Save Mode
Press Any Key on Keyboard or Move Mouse

...Only problem is that pressing keys on the keyboard and moving the mouse does not do anything. I tried pressing all the buttons on the monitor but it does not go out of this mode, i have tried everything and unplugged all the cables ect., but nothing works. The computer worked fine for years, and we didn't touch anything, so it's pretty weird that it just did this all of a sudden, is there any way to get out of this power save mode or any way to fix the monitor? I havn't been able to use my computer for almost a week now. Thank you!

A:Dell 1905FP 19" Monitor Issue - Stuck in Power Save Mode

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I have a cyberpower pc with win 7 that i got a few months ago. It has been running perfectly until today. I was playing world of warcraft and all of the sudden everything froze and there was a sound like the audio got stuck like eeeeeeeeeeeeee. Since everything was frozen I tried to alt=f4 to get to desktop, wouldn't work. I hit the reset button and that didn't do anything. So I shut the power off, turned it back on, all the computer lights and fans came on but the monitor stays black and a box pops up saying power saving mode. There are also no lights on my keyboard. I tried unplugging the monitor and plugging back in, it stays the same. I tried a different keyboard and no lights come on it either. I have no idea what could have gone wrong with this, I play WoW nearly every day and have never had a problem. Hopefully someone can help. Since I cannot get into the BIOS or even to the desktop I can't give you any system specs. Hopefully I can look up any info you need. I am on another computer in my house so I will check back to see if anyone can start helping me. Thanks!

A:PC crashed seems to power on but monitor in power saving mode?

After turning off the power once again it finally came back on. I would like to see what actually happened or if there is something wrong in this computer that caused it. Please let me know what sort of log files, etc. you need to see.

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I currently run Win7 Home Premium with a XFX HD4870 GPU. After adding a new hard drive to my system & re organized some power connections to increase airflow around my tower ive had a problem with my monitor sticking in power saving mode when i first boot up my system.
The monitor is a LG FLATRON W2243S. When i first turn on my system & monitor for the day, the monitor stops on power saving mode until my win7 desktop has fully loaded, but when i restart my system it activates from the off quick enough to show my GPU post screen before my board Post screen.

I swapped my monitor with the wifes & she plugged mine in hers & booted up this morning for the first time & both activated instantly to show the GPU post screens before anything else loads. But when i connected back my monitor after shutting down the system, i get the same power saving mode hang.

I know the monitor is not faulty or my GPU as it would of shown when i swapped monitors over to do the test. The only other possibility is my GPU at first boot isnt getting enough power to activate my Monitor strait away but im told thats not a likely cause being lack of power provided to the GPU, as i have 2 drives sharing the same lead that powers the GPU & i thought its struggling a little.

This is causing me problems mainly when i boot from a cd to perform boot time scans or other tools & my duel boot system i can use as i cant switch between whatever windows i want as it dosnt activate u... Read more

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so, whenever i try to run a game on my pc, my monitor goes to either digital or analog power saving mode.
the game works fine but i can't see anything because of the monitor. (it kinda shuts itself down.)

how can i fix this? is there a way to turn off those power saving modes?

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I have seen many threads with different sleep/ power saving issues but can't find the right one for me so here it goes: the monitor seems to go into power saving mode when entering/exiting a game such as a game in steam. (but it doesn't happen every time) the only way to get it out is hard restart. Yes I've tried other monitors, as well as display drivers, and there also seems to be nothing wrong in the Bios. Thanks for any help!

System Information
Time of this report: 3/22/2010, 17:52:48
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: NC695AA-ABA m9515y
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8184MB RAM
Page File: 1405MB used, 14960MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No... Read more

A:Monitor goes into power saving mode!

Hey Kryosis,
Welcome to 7 Forums!

What are you entering/exiting? And also what are your system specs? This information is needed for a proper diagnostic.

Let us know,

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Within the week, my monitor has started going into the power saving mode shutting down Windows so I cannot access Windows XP. When this happens, I get a message saying "Power savings enabled. The monitor will shut down in a few seconds." The problem has now worsen in that all I can access is the (F1) set up screen. When I was in set up, I also disabled the power management mode. I'm pretty sure it's not a monitor problem because I hooked another good monitor and my computer does the same thing. Then I thought it might be VGA card problem, so I purchased a new, compatible VGA card, installed it, and still the same problem. So I believe I have eliminated the monitor and the VGA card as problems. In set up, I can view the choices for "safe mode" and "normal," but when I try to go to either, I get the "Power savings enabled" message on the monitor screen, and I cannot open up in "safe mode" and "normal" mode. Any suggestions or help? Thanks!

A:Monitor goes into power saving mode

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The monitor light turns on, then it says power saving mode, and it goes blank. The blue light is still on, indicating it is turned on, but a black screen.

A:How do I get an LG Monitor out of Power Saving Mode?

You already have a thread going here - http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1096520-acer-desktop.html

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My monitor randomly goes into power saving mode and doesn't snap out of it unless I turn off my PSU and restart the computer. It's very frustrating, especially since I just built my PC, and don't want any components to be damaged. 
This is the monitor I have:
E2414H (digital-DVI)
gpu : gtx 970

The drivers to my gpu and monitor are up to date. I have went through all of the windows power settings to "never sleep" and never turn off my monitor. The problem only primarily when I'm in a game, but has occasionally occurred when I'm on the desktop. I honestly think it's a problem with my monitor because my computer used to not do this, but I'm open to any ideas, and help with troubleshooting.

Is there a way to completely turn off power saving mode? I've read similar posts after Google searching and this seems to be a consistent problem with dell monitors. 

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Need help.
OS is Vista
Computer Dell
I turn the monitor and computer on. The flat panel monitor screen is black. I check the keyboard and mouse and both are working, Cap key works, Number lock works and the mouse laser is on. But the screen is still black. I press a key and the montior tell me to that the monitor is power saving mode then press any key or move the mouse. Nothing works. I have now plug the monitor into another computer and it works. Can anyone help?


A:monitor is power saving mode

If you have a second monitor you should plug that in to the Dell that you mentioned. If it does not work you have a bad video card (or some part in the motherboard).

Is the Dell still under warranty? If so it would be good to call them and start getting a replacement set up.

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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Once every couple of days when my monitor goes into power-saving mode, it will not wake up, no matter what keys I type, or how many mouse clicks I do. My power-saving settings within Windows 8.1 is set to No hibernation or sleep, so the PC is running while my monitor is in power-saving mode. I need to do a manual restart on my tower in order to re-start Windows. I suspect the OS may have something to do with it.

There are no BSOD errors that I see.

My hardware is as follow:
AMD X4 630 (OC)
256GB Crucial MX100 SSD
and a few other HD's.

Thank you!

A:Monitor Will Not Wake From Power-Saving Mode


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I left my computer running overnight as I usually do. When I went back to it this morning, it was stuck in power saving mode. When I rebooted, everything looked fine and the windows logo loaded but when I reached the login screen it went directly to Power Saving mode and got stuck there.

I am posting this from Safe Mode with Networking.

A:Monitor stuck in Power Saving Mode.

Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings and change things to Never.

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Recently my VGA port on graphic card(Nvidia Geforce gt 520) was broken so i decided to use dvi port.so i used dvi cable,but the resolution was maxed to 1024x768.I restarted the pc . After that the pc have'nt booted up.it goes into power saving mode.i have a lg monitor. The vga port worked but the display has a blue tint. Then again i restarted the pc,&now in both the modes ie vga n dvi mode the pc is not booting up n goes in power saving mode.

A:Monitor in power saving mode using DVI cable

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I have just moved house and had to disconnect all cables - now having put them all together again my LG Screen displays lg logo but then goes into power save mode and does not display anything from pc - the pc is booting up but i cannot see anything on the screen - can anyone help? thank you

A:Help desktop monitor in power saving mode

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I bought a new processor and motherboard today. The Monitor upon turning on just remains in Power Saving mode. This problem occured before the purchase. Everything seems to be working. The monitor is fine, the HDMI input works fine I use it for my PS3.

The problem occured first when the computer crashed for some reason and I rebooted and then this just occured.

Thanks if you can help somehow.

A:Monitor remains in Power Saving Mode

Sorry to bump, I just really want the help.

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Hello! A week ago the problems with my monitor started. It suddenly went in power saving mode and I couldn't do anything. I rebooted my computer and my screen was really creepy, like the one the TV has when it's no signal. I then rebooted in safe mode with networking. I uninstalled my graphics driver and installed again. I then did that again and installed another one, the one I have now. For a day everything worked fine and I thought my problem was gone, but it happned again and now it happens more often. At first I would see "ANALOG OUT OF RANGE 28.0 kHz / 53 Hz" sign when the monitor shut down, but now that doesn't happen anymore.

I have an LG Flatron L1960TQ monitor. I tried to change the screen resolution as I thought it might be a problem, and it seems as if when it's only 800 x 600 it works more than usually, but the problem still occurs. Another thing that happens when I reboot the computer after the monitor shuts down is that sometimes some lines appear on the whole screen. They appear from the start, when the BIOS message appears and don't dissappear until I reboot again (sometimes not even then). If I take a print screen they don't appear. When that happens most of the time the graphics are very low quality too, lower than they should be.

At the moment I am in safe mode as I can't turn it on normally. The monitor whether shuts down when the welcome screen should appear or when the Windows loads it freezes and nothing... Read more

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I have a Dell E152FP monitor stuck on power save mode . The light is yellow when you press any of the adjustment bottoms you get "power saving mode move mouse o hit any key" Doing this do not do anything any ideas . Video card ok try another monitor works fine.

A:monitor stuck on power saving mode

Does the monitor work with different computer?

Try this.
Turnoff and unplug the monitor from the power supply and disconnect the cable to the computer.
Wait about 2 minutes, plug the electrical supply back in, turn the monitor back on and let it run its selftest.
Hopefully this will reset the monitor and you will get the no signal notification.
Connect back to the computer.

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Hi ppl, in the last week or so i have been having a problem. Whilst playing an online game my monitor will suddenly go black and say 'power saving mode'. I am using an LG Flatron L227WT monitor and a 9800 GX2 gpu.

I have tried wiping the pc and installing new gpu drivers and wiping the pc and installing 4 month old gpu drivers from when the monitor was fine but it isnt seeming to work.

Anyone got any suggestions to why its doing this?

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I have a Dell XPS 8300 that randomly goes into power saving mode. It could be anywhere between 1 to 5 minutes before it does this. I know the monitor is working as well as the cable, so neither of those are the problem. I actually already paid Dell to fix the issue, which they did, but now it's back to the same problem I was having before, and they want me to pay again.  I am wondering if I need a new graphics card. If anyone could help me with suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.

A:Monitor randomly goes into power saving mode

A quick test of the added discrete video card would be to power the XPS 8300 off. Disconnect the power cable from the XPS 8300. Lay it down and open the cover. Disconnect the monitor from the video card. Remove the video card. Connect the monitor to the onboard video HDMI out port or the onboard video VGA out port. Turn the monitor on, then the XPS 8300. If it stays on using the onboard Intel video, then the video card may be faulty.

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I have DLNA working perfectly to my PS3. My win7 machine in the basement is connected via 100 Mb Ethernet to the PS3 upstairs. When I start a DLNA server (I have tried 2 different ones so far), I can see and play the files upstairs. However, Win7 does not consider that "streaming" for power saving features. If I set my Sleep time for Win7 to 1 hour, and then go into advanced power options - Multimedia Settings - When Sharing Media - Prevent Idling to Sleep, it has no effect. If I change it to "Allow the computer to enter away mode" it also has no effect. Win7 will happily put itself to sleep at whatever the Sleep timeout is set for.

On the other hand, if I use my original XBOX which supports SMB shares, and I play a video from a shared directory on my Win7, then the computer happily stays awake. When I am done the video, the sleep timer starts and when I come downstairs in the morning, the computer has put itself to sleep.

Is there any way to force Win7 to pick up the fact that it is sharing media via DLNA and avoid putting itself to sleep? I can obviously bump up the sleep timeout to 2 or 3 hours, but that kind of destroys the point of having it automatically go into sleep mode. If I had my way, I would set it for 20 mins max as long as DLNA was being detected so that it stayed awake.


A:DLNA is not considered "When Sharing Media" in power mode settings.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

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Hi all,

I have ran into the strangest problem while completing a fresh install of Windows 7. I had previously had Vista ultimate 64bit installed but decided to install Windows 7. The first time I did the install I decided NOT to format the vista partition, but to rather just install over it. I was using Windows 7 for about a month when I decided to get rid of all the Windows.old files (vista install) and do a fresh format.

I entered the Windows 7 install, FORMATTED the old partition which had the previous installation on it and chose a clean install. The whole process was slow but it ended up installing fine until the first reboot came around. The windows 7 logo came up but then the screen just displayed with " Power save mode on" and the green light on my monitor turned orange and it hasn't gotten further since.

I have tried to format and do the install again but it gets to the same point, the installation seems to be fine until the first reboot where the screen goes into power save mode after the windows 7 logo is displayed.. This seems strange as the ISO I used to do my initial install worked fine, but on a fresh install after format it wont work. I tried to boot into safe mode but it says it cannot load safe mode without the installation being complete.

Anyone ran into the same problem? Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 clean install problem "Power save mode"

I have ran into the strangest problem while completing a fresh install of Windows 7. I had previously had Vista ultimate 64bit installed but decided to install Windows 7. The first time I did the install I decided NOT to format the vista partition, but to rather just install over it. I was using Windows 7 for about a month when I decided to get rid of all the Windows.old files (vista install) and do a fresh format.

to start with all you had to do was open my computer -> check properties of C:\ -> click cleanup -> advanced -> and clean prior installs of old windows versions. (it is in the manual).

Power save mode: are you using a LAPTOP? If yes, make sure the AC Adapter is plugged in. (that is in the manual also.)

I have tried to format and do the install again

tried to format? exactly what do you mean I tried? what did you format to: fat16, fat32 or NTFS? what format command did you use.? what version of Win 7 are you trying to install?
fill in your complete system specs. all the info you can give will really assist.

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Hi, i keep having this issue. Anyone knows how to solve?
My minidump is https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=392FCBBA17F5ACA1&id=392FCBBA17F5ACA1%21187

A:BSOD when going sleep mode "DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE"

Related to Rt64win7.sys 8101E/8168/8169 NDIS 6.20 64-bit Driver from Realtek Corporation.

I would re-install newest driver available.

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I have a windows XP Home computer that goes through the boot process fine until the very end, right when the windows screen shoudl load a message pops up that says "Entering Power Save Mode" and the computer is unusable. I have to do a manual reboot. I CAN get the computer to boot fine while in Safe Mode (but not in VGA mode), I turned off all the power save options, I tried a new monitor, new cable and replaced the battery. My next move is the video driver card but before I do that anyone else have other ideas? It is a Dell XPS 410 computer.

A:Solved: Windows XP Boots in "Power Save Mode"

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I have a PC that is running Windows Xp. The video card is running at a resolution of 1928 x 1080 or there abouts. I had it hooked up to a widescreen monitor. Now, I am at a different location and they do not have any monitors of that caliber. I get the error on start up of "Cannot display this video mode". How do I change the display mode before the pc boots up or get the monitor to auto downgrade the resolution?

A:Dell LCD Monitor gives error "Cannot display this video mode" at startup.

Im not 100% sure if this will work but try booting it up in safe mode. Im pretty sure safe mode has a default resolution of 800x600 (or something like that)

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I'm running an old computer with an Hyundai DeluxeScan 17B+ monitor and Windows 98SE operating system.

A few months ago something "went" in my monitor and a dark 'India Ink-like" splotch appeared on the monitor. I shut down the system and was left with a black line down the right side of the display (approx. 1/2 inch) in the browser while surfing the net.

Although annoying, I was able to live with this and continued browsing the net with no other real problems until today.

I turned the computer on today and the operating system will now only load in "safe mode." I've tried to start it in "normal mode" using the F8 Function and by holding down the Ctrl key upon reboot, but it will not boot into "normal mode."

Now, as I'm only able to browse in safe mode, the display in the browser has a much larger crooked black bar on the right hand side and the browser looks like it's having a nervous break-down, vibrating side-to-side on both sides!

I'm sure, if I'm able to get back into normal mode, the system will continue to function with the lesser problem of the 1/2 inch black line mentioned above, which is tollerable although not perfect.

How can I get back into "normal mode" or am I screwed and have to replace the monitor as I believe this is the crux of the problem.

Any suggestions in this regard would be grealy appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


A:Solved: Monitor Dying??? Can't Access "normal mode"

Hi guys,

Problem solved!

It turns out there was only a color/resolution settings problem which I was able to fix.

Everything appears to be back to normal, but thanks anyway.

I'll mark this as "Solved."

Kind regards,


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Simply put, I was playing a game (WoW) last night when my new LG LCD monitor blacked out. Knowing what had happened I alt-F4'd out of WoW to get the screen back and try to solve the problem.

I knew the monitor had gone to power saving mode, because for the past month I've had an older CRT monitor that went to "Power Saving Mode" or a Black screen with "Monitor Working Check Connection" from ding mundane tasks. That's why I got the new monitor. I've had it for about a week now, I could play WoW and any other game without any signs of problems. It was only last night it started acting up.

So today I come home and turn on the monitor and desktop. They both come on, but the screen is now stuck on "power saving mode". I've tried many manual restarts (which after a while, I noticed the fan got louder on restart), and the "unplug the desktop and monitor for X seconds, plug back in, turn on" trick. I even opened up the casing to make sure everything was plugged in right.

Basically, I'm stuck with a monitor that won't fully turn on. Or a computer that won't fully turn on. Either way the only Symptom of today is it's not working.

Now some background info. Like I said, I had the same problem with an older monitor a month ago so I already tried a multitude of things.
Computer is Vista-32 bit, updated to (but not including) SP1
Graphics and NIC driver are up to date. Motherboard has never (manually) been updated
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A:"Power Saivng Mode" on start up, has been building up for a while

When I turn on the desktop, the (main) fan makes noise a lot louder than usual. Not only that, but I just saw no power is going to the keyboard or mouse.

So is it a power supply, motherboard, or virus problem?

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I recently built a computer with the following parts:

MSI a78-e35m motherboard
8gb crucial ballistix sport ram
1tb western digital caviar blue HD
evga gtx 650
corsair cx 430m
athlon x4 750k

I put everything together, turned it on, and everything appeared to be working. the problem is with the monitor, it has a vga output and a vga to dvi adapter that plugs into my computer. everytime i attach the adapter to the vga cable the monitor turns on and says "entering power save mode. at that point it isnt even plugged into my computer so im thinking it cant be a problem with the computer i just built. the monitor is a dell S2007w. also my computer does not yet have an operating system because i cant install one with this problem happening.

If anyone can help out with this problem i would appreciate it, thanks

A:"Entering power save mode" issue

A few clarifications.

Monitors don't have "outputs". They have inputs.

Any time the monitor is powered on, you should see a message on the screen, and after x amount of time of not receiving a proper signal, it will automatically enter "power saving mode".

If simply connecting the VGA/DVI adapter to the cable (and not being connected to the computer) is triggering the monitor, I'd suspect the adapter is faulty.

I will also point out that you should refrain from connecting/disconnecting ANYTHING while it's powered on (USB devices being the exception). Power everything off, connect the cables, and then power on.

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Hi all,

I usually can figure stuff out myself, anything from soldering a laptop charger to replacing a laptop screen... but this problem is completely stumping me.

I prefer my laptop to be in the "Balanced" power mode, which I've edited, so that my computer screen doesn't dim within just a few seconds, and so that when I close the screen it doesn't go to sleep.

The problem is...for some reason, the computer keeps switching itself back to Power Save mode....no matter how many times I go into Screen Saver > Power options and switch it to Balanced...it ALWAYS switches back to Power Save mode. It does it at random times, too...sometimes I can shut my screen hours after I've changed the power settings, and it will not go to sleep because it's still in Balanced mode. Other times...I switch it to balanced mode, and literally a minute or two later when I close the screen, it goes to sleep. Upon waking, I see that the power mode is yet again changed back to Power Save mode.

My computer is a Dell XPS L502X...the only thing I can think of is possibly Dell QuickSet is switching it??

I can't figure it out! Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.


A:Laptop keeps switching to "Power Save mode"

Is it the same hard disk, please, as in this topic
in otherwords the failing one

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I changed the resolution on my monitor last night and now I have this message floating around my screen "video mode not supported" with no way to access the start screen. I am running windows xp, pentium IV, Nvidia Geforce 2 graphics card and a samsung LCD monitor. Does anyone know if this is a problem with the graphics card or the monitor? I just installed a firewire card to the machine, so I am not sure if that is a factor also.

Thanks for the help.

Jeff W.

A:monitor problem?"Video mode not supported"

press f8 when booting and select safe mode and see if that gets you back in

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first of all, the problem we are having is not with the monitor, as we have just checked it and it works fine on another computer, so, that being said, here is our problem.

when we turn the computer on it begins to boot up, goes into the Windows welcome screen, then the screen flicks off (even shows the orange light like the monitor is not working) and it displays the message "burn in mode". This message is in a blue box and the rest of the screen is black.

If we turn the computer off and try again, the exact same thing happens.

sorry, I am not technical, so this was the best way I could describe what was happening.

hope someone can help

A:"burn in mode" on black monitor screen

Some motherboards have a "burn in" option. What is really happening is that the fsb [front side bus] is being overclocked by 5-10%

Have you tried to enter the bios and set defaults?

Has this always happened or was some hardware / software added or removed?

Is this a custom build or is it a mfg computer?

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Resetting CMOS did not solve my problem either. i have an M91P SmallFormFactor i5 2500. It was working with DVI HDMI until this problem happened. And i tried usIng VGA CONNECTOR to no avail either. Please help??
Mod's Edit: This post was moved to its own thread in the ThinkCentre desktop forum.

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