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Startup in Power Saving Mode

Q: Startup in Power Saving Mode

When starting up computer (from being shut down), it was in Power Saving Mode, and nothing seems to be able to get it out of it. I have unplugged and reconnected everything, tried another monitor, etc.

Anyone have any ideas what could get out from under this problem before I tear apart the machine?

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A: Startup in Power Saving Mode

What do you mean power saving mode? black screen? If black screen
post your hardware specs including power supply wattage and brand.

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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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Hi, I recently got this new gaming pc called the ibuypower ne641fx and when I setup everything correctly my monitor said 'entering power saving mode' or something. Is there anyway I can fix this problem?

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When i turn on the power for my packard bell tower my monitor says 'POWER SAVING MODE' and does nothing else. Ive tried taking out the motherboard battery and switching the little CLR CMOS pin cover but it hasn't worked. It doesn't work on my other monitor either. My power seems to have started automatically coming on as soon as it is connected turned at the wall.
Please please help, i have no idea what to do!

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I bought a new PC and its configuration is this:

Intel CPU E8400 3.0 GHz 1333MHz 6MB Core2Duo
OCZ NVIDIA SLI 2 GB 1066 MHz CL5 DDR2 Kit (2x1GB) - OCZ2N1066SR2GK
LG L1960SR-BF 19" 2ms LCD MONITOR (Artistic Series)

I installed XP and Ubuntu and everything was OK. I could play Doom3, PES6, No One Lives Forever and Max Payne flawlessly, using the best graphic settings. But when i'm listening to music with Windows Media Player, the screen goes pink and all i see is cursor. But cursor changes depending on its location. It's shape gets different when it's on text, for example. The Media Player runs still, i can hear the music. And all programs (like IMs) work as they used to be. I use alt+f4 to restart my PC. The same thing happens everytime i run Media Player. I dediced to use Winamp then, and everything was OK.

But then some games weren't running good anymore. For example, Painkiller. I run it, the game begins, i kill some monsters and suddenly the screen goes black and then i see "Power Saving Mode". The music kept for a few seconds and then stop, and keys do nothing. Monitor's led turns blue to orange. Just like when the PC's turned off. Reset was the way to go. I trie... Read more

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See if there is a setting to disable AI Gear 2 and AI Nap in bios.

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I have an old gateway computer on xp platform that when it boots and trys to run the sofware then goes right into a power saving mode, then loops back around and will continue to do so. It gives me the option of starting nomaly or safe mode, either one continues the loop. Is this a hard drive failure or power supply?

A:Power Saving Mode:

Sounds like Windows is corrupted.

If you have an actual XP disc, you can boot from the CD and try a Repair Install.

Read through the guide here: http://www.wikihow.com/Do-a-Windows-XP-"Repair-Install"

It shouldn't, but there is a chance data could be lost.

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I am looking for help a problem I'm having. When I turn my pc on it fails to turn on leaving a message digital power saving mode any help would be appreciated thanks ozzytrotter

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Hi ozzytrotter and welcome to TSF.

Is this a desktop or laptop. Can you give us the make and model and any other system specs you may know. If you are unsure what your specs are, download and run Speccy, then when it's generated the information (about 10 seconds) go File>Save Snapshot, and attach that .speccy file as well.

Could you also tell us what PSU (Powers Supply Unit) you have and what wattage it is. To find this out, turn off the computer and open it up and look for a label on it. It should tell you the make and wattage there. If it's a laptop, don't worry about this part.

Are you able to get into BIOS? If so can you try disabling Power saving mode.

Also, can you make sure that any cables from your computer to your monitor are correctly plugged in. Also, if this is a desktop, can you make sure that your graphics card is firmly seated and the inside is dust free.

Do you have another monitor you can try to use to see if it is a failing monitor.

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After my computer sits for a while the moniter enters power save mode like it should but it won't come out of it unless I force restart my computer. I can't even press the power button once and wait for it to shut down properly, because it never will. I have to hold the button until it forcibly shuts down.

Then, after I start it back up and sign in to my profile, the screen goes black and it takes 1-2 minutes for the desktop to load.

I've tried searching on the internet and I've come up with "It's either the monitor or the graphics card, or possibly the cable connecting the 2." Well my moniter tests out fine. I bought a new cable. I bought a 250 dollar amd 6950. It worked fine all day yesterday, but this morning it was stuck in power save mode and did the same song and dance all over again. Can anyone guess as to what's up? (I hope it's not hard drive related because I'm on my 3rd one for this computer as it is)

Its a dell XPS 420 with windows 7

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Well I was eating dinner and the breaker blew because someone turned on a few to many things, now when I start up my computer the monitor says "power saving mode" then the screen goes black and the light on the monitor turns orange, the computer is on and all looks normal, here's an old CrystalMark.TXT
as I can't get a new one.
CrystalMark 2004R3 [] (C) 2001-2008 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World [http://crystalmark.info/]

CrystalMark Result

CrystalMark : 0

[ ALU ] 0
Fibonacci : 0
Napierian : 0
Eratosthenes : 0
QuickSort : 0
[ FPU ] 0
MikoFPU : 0
RandMeanSS : 0
FFT : 0
Mandelbrot : 0
[ MEM ] 0
Read : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
Write : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
Read/Write : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
Cache : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
[ HDD ] 0
Read : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
Write : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
RandomRead512K : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
RandomWrite512K : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
RandomRead 64K : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
RandomWrite 64K : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
[ GDI ] 0
Text : 0
Square : 0
Circle : 0
BitBlt : 0
[ D2D ] 0
Sprite 10 : 0.00 FPS ( 0)
Sprite 100 : 0.00 FPS ( 0)
Sprite 500 : 0.00 FPS ( 0)
Sprite 1000 : 0.00 FPS ( 0)
Sprite 5000 : 0.00 FPS ( 0)
Sprite 10000 : 0.00 FPS ( 0)
[ OGL ] 0
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A:Power saving mode?

Hello ,

Have you tried going into safe mode & checking the device manager to see if you have any bad drivers ?

This may have danaged / corrupted you video drivers and they may need to be uninstalled , then reinstalled

Also , can you enter into the bios to see if the video settings have changed for your VGA / PCI

I have seen weirder things happen from a lose of Power or a Surge

And then again your Chipset could of been damage or corrupted & need reinstalled

These are just thoughts to think about

Try safe mode & the Bios first

Mike R .

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I am a new user and I have a question: Where can I adjust energosberegayushy mode? thanks in advance

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Hi All,
My Dell Precision T3600, running Windows 10 pro frequently goes into power saving mode in middle of use, the only way to out is to manually shut down and reboot. I  ran a diagnostic test and got the following feedback "Msg: hard Drive - No hard Drive detected, or disk controller not supported" otherwise everything else came back Ok.
Any help or input would be greatly appreciated!

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I've had this Gateway 504GR for around 6-7 years now, sometimes when I unplug it or the power gets turned off on it, the computer will boot up and the monitor will say "Power Saving Mode". This only happens once every 3-5 months, and it usually starts working again after a couple days of going into power saving mode. It's been a bit longer this time around though and I'm not sure what even causes this problem. I reinserted graphics card and RAM cards, tried to plugging/unplugging different stuff. Tried hooking the comp up to other monitors (same results), using a different VGA cable ...

I'm running low on options right now.

A:Power Saving Mode (again)

I have seen that when a computer seems to be turning on and nothing displays on the screen it could be a dying motherboard. Check to see if the lights flicker on the keyboard when booting up.

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my com is in power saving mode,the monitor is black,I changed the batteri on the mother board,it doesnt help me,only the fans work,please help me.the com is windows vista and the monitor LG and it works with another computer.

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Yet again I turn to your expertise in times of trouble. I have a Packard Bell pc running Windows Vista and this morning Windows asked to reboot after some updates. It did and since then I cannot get past a blank screen. When I press a key on the monitor it comes up with Analog input: in power save mode. Press any key ....
I have tried turning off power cable to pc and to monitor, and tried pressing F1 and F2 and even delete when repowering all to no avail. I am certain it is something small and appears to be connected with the Windows updates but my Friday-mode brain cannot think of anything else to snap it out of power saving.
Please help.

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Recently I bought Windows 7 Professional. There is this problem that I have encountered which occurs daily. Whenever I am playing a game, the screen will go black and into Power Saving Mode. This occurs only when I am playing WarCraft games. I tried changing the power plans and resolution of the game, but there was no difference. How do I solve it?

A:Power Saving Mode.

Maybe it's monitor problem. Test on another.
Also maybe it's weak PSU.

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hi,i have 6months old pc.i play wow.well i use to, i cant play ANY game anymore and now i cant watch movie.whenever i try to play game or watch movie after a few mins i play pc goes to power saving mode by itself!i can still hear some game voice or movie voice! but i have to turn it off by pressing power button and when u turn it on everything looks ok.well as long as if i dont play game.i can surf i can type something but nothing else i can on pc.pls pls tell me what is wrong if anybody can.by the way all driver are install sucsesfuly.no over heating.

A:pc goes to power saving mode!!!

also monitor has no prop.

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When my computer start then pc shows Power Saving Mode, then I trying to leave that position but not. Please help me 2 fix it.

A:Power Saving Mode

Worth a look, PC/Monitor Boots Into Power Save Mode .

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I have two computers one a Dell and one a E Machine. Last night when we booted our computer it immediately said it was in power saving mode, and could not go any further. So we turned on our daughters computer and it does the same thing.
We had our Dell crash about a month ago from a trojan virus and did the recovery on it, and have had Nortan antivirus on. We have not had any more problems with it until last night. Our daughters emachine, has never had any issues until now.

Any suggestions. We tried unplugging everything on both computers, hooking them back up and rebooting them, but the monitors still say power saving mode and turn back off.

Thanks for any help.

A:Power Saving Mode

Both desktops?

In any case, relocate one or both to another power receptacle and try again.

Do they even try to boot (bios screen flashing on) or just nothing?

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Every time I turn on my computer it goes straight to power saving mode. Can anyone help me???

A:Power saving mode

Please download and Run this link so that we would know what pc are you having because you did not give any other information.

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I need help,please. My computer will not come out of power save mode. I can shut down and restart, but when it comes up, it goes straight to power save mode again. How do I get it out, especially since I can't even get start up screen?

A:Power Saving Mode

Where does it get too before it goes into power save mode? Is it the computer or the monitor going into power save mode?

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Operating win xp. pc will power off and a window opens that says PC entering power saving mode. sometimes it will only have power on for 10 or 15 minutes before shutting off.

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Hey, my computer started to go into ''Power Saving Mode'' 6 to 8 months ago. The only times I saw it go into power saving mode so far, was when I played 2 of my 6-7 installed video games(the rest work just fine). IT ONLY DOES THAT IN THESE 2 GAMES!!!!!! I can browse the internet, do whatever else, but in these 2 games(which worked just fine before but suddenly don't work without having the error after about 10-20 mins).

I enter the game, it lets me play for 10 to 20 minutes approximately and then the monitor turns black and then I hear a ''bzzzzzzzzzz'' in my headphones and at the same time I get the ''HDMI Power Saving Mode'' Error.

I have this computer and this monitor since about 2 years and the 2 games I play since a long period of time too. It just randomly started one day.

I tried lowering the graphics of my games, made sure I had the good resolution, changed my Power Plan to NEVER sleep or turn off. What angers me is that as I said, the game worked very well before and now I can't play a single match without that problem.

My specs:
Windows 7
i7 Processor 2.66 GHZ
9GB of Ram
nVidia GeForce GT220 Video Card
1000 GB of space SATA Hard Disk
And an LG Monitor W2353V

I tried SOOOOO many sites, I tried LG Monitors Tech Support, Windows 7 Tech Support, Starcraft2(The Game that makes me have power saving probs) tech support, and 2 to 3 other sites that I just don't remember the name.

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I started a thread on this issue some time back. I thought it was resolved. Apparently it is not. It began with an Acer M1641 running Vista Premium. For no apparent reason, it went into Power Saving Mode. A message on the monitor said to press power button, move mouse or strike any key on the keyboard. Pressing the power button just turned off the computer. Moving the mouse or striking any key did nothing because there was no power to either.

I switched monitors, all cables, switched USB ports, removed and returned battery and a host of other things. Somewhere along the way, something caused the computer to come out of Power Saving mode. I've no idea what that was.

All was well with this Acer for a few months. Then the same thing happened again and I could not get it out of Power Saving Mode. I didn't have time to fool with it. I switched over to a Dell XPS410 running Vista Premium. It ran fine for a couple days. This morning, when I turned it on, it was in Power Saving Mode with no power to mouse or keyboard. I could not get it out.

I switched back to the Acer, tried all fixes in the first paragraph. Somewhere along the way, it came out of Power Saving Mode, I don't know how.

1. I am having problems with the electrical wiring in the house. I am scheduled to have the entire house rewired. Is it possible for weak electrical flow or fluctuations in the household current to trigger the computer to go into Power Saving Mode?

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A:Power Saving Mode Strikes Again!

Hi please see this Managing Power in Windows Vista (Windows)

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Hello everyone!

So, since about a week my LG monitor has went into Power Saving Mode during video games. I'm not sure if it's only during video games because it might be coincidental. But Yeah, it goes into power saving mode and of course I can't reopen it. My PC is running but my Monitor isn't.

Sometimes it happens during very small intervals or sometimes it happens on long intervals. I am right now trying to install the Windows Update: ''nVidia - Display, Other hardware - nVidia GeForce GT 220'', but I don't know if it's going to help me or not.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium, a pretty good graphics card, a lot of disc space, 9GB of Ram.
Does anyone knows what I must do to fix this problem?

If you need more information, just specify what is the info you need and I will immediately give it to you.

A:HDMI Power saving mode

Hope this helps someone. I had a problem with one of my monitors going into Power Savings mode. Tried the usual power on/power off, reload drivers, swapped cables, turn of PCI Express Power savings mode, checked monitors for Power Savings feature, still no go. Found this posting on Microsoft Social Technet site;

Disable 'Monitor Off' detection, how?

A two year long thread describing this problem from a variety of users who have experienced this dreaded feature of Windows 7. I run the same monitors with DVI cables directly plugged into another box with Ubuntu, never had this problem. So the issue is definitely not the monitors. BTW, I am running Windows 7, x64, Pro, SP1, with Nvidea GT 220 graphics card. 2 Monitors plugged into Windows PC, 1 with VGA cable directly, 1 with VGA cable going into the VGA to DVI connector. The 1 going into the VGA to DVI connector seemed to be the problem for me, but as per the Microsoft link, other people had this problem with different setups, like DVI or HDMI cables. I did not create the solution, just want to pass along the info that worked for me.

I recommend you get an adapter for your cable of choice, then remove the PIN that is related to the Hot Plug Detected/Auto Detect/PNP functionality for the monitor.

In my case, one of my VGA monitor's was connected to a VGA to DVI connector going into my graphics card. I simply pulled PIN 12 from the VGA cable going into the VGA to DVI converter, problem solved. Monitor ... Read more

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Hi there. I just finished building my new computer and want to install Windows 7. Unfortunately, my monitor seems to be acting up. When ever I turn my computer and monitor on, I get a black screen with a pop up that reads "DVI-D Power Saving Mode". Is there any way to get rid of this without having Windows 7 installed already? If no, how could I possibly fix this? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Here's a list of my specs...
Processer: Intel I5 2500K
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 560Ti
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz kit.
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy SE
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 & 2.0 Revision
PSU: ModX Stream-Pro 700W & 25A on +12V Rails
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Optical Drive: Internal/Gh24 LG Super Multi DVD Write 24x
Monitor: LG Super LED 23" EW234
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

A:LG Flatron DVI-D Power Saving Mode

OS should be irrelevant. Error messages on the monitor would indicate a hardware issue (ie: monitor, cable, video card).

Try swapping the cable. You could also test the monitor on another PC, that would at least verify the monitor (and cable).

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My brand new HP Envy Phoenix 860-121 keeps putting my monitor into power saving mode after 3-5 minutes of game play.  After many frustrating hours on the phone with support, I bought a new HP 233s monitor hoping to plug and play. Having the exact same issue 3 minutes into game play with this monitor.  Using an HDMI cable for smoothest graphics. Have set monitor and computer to sleep "never."  What is going on! So angry right now.

A:Monitors going into power saving mode

Hi @lbbrush,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the monitor going to sleep or blank. I will be glad to help you. Please follow the step from the following documents.Sleep and Hibernate Issues (Windows 10, 8)Error: Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered (Windows 10, 8, 7) Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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I've just installed Windows 10 on two Dell PCs. The Dell PCs are identical model and purchased at the same time - client wanted them upgraded from windows 7 to 10.

One of the PCs is having monitor trouble. Two monitors on an ATI HD 5400 graphics card. One connected via VGA D-Sub and the other via the DVI port (using a convertor to change from DVI to a VGA cable).

The monitors go into power saving mode showing a message that they are about to go to sleep - it is the same message as when you turn off the pc or pull out the video cable.

The screens blank, then the display shows on the other monitor. After a few seconds the screens blank again and the Pc returns to using both monitors.

so far I have:

Changed both cables
Changed both monitors
Checked physical connections are screwed in
Turned screen save to be 20 minutes plus
Set power saving to not turn off the screens

Set PC to maximum power

Done a windows update on the screen drivers
Downloaded the latest drivers from ATI and installed them
Checked resolution
Deleted and reinstalled the display driver
Logged in as multiple users
I've had the issue disappear for as long as 20 minutes and as short as every two minutes.

The PC was working perfectly under Windows XP ( yes they are licensed for windows 7 but software needed to be held at XP as there was no upgrade path for specialist software)

Display settings have been set at single colour background, no transparency, no power saving settings, no screen sa... Read more

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Hello community: I'm having troubles with my laptop, which is going to power saving mode after a very short time of inactivity. I have it configure to go to power saving mode after 5 min with battery and 10 if it's plugged in; but still, now it does it in like a minute or less, which is very annoying. Recent changes: I work for very long times with it during school time, now I'm on holidays and I let it rest, but when I turned it on the problem  started. Only new change is that I installed Blender 3D, but the problem was before that. I also passed from Windows 8 to Windows 10 some months ago, and since then my C drive is almost always full. I'll appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks a lot, irustyle

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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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Over the past two days I have had a problem starting up my PC. WhenI switch on the power the PC has gone ino power saving mode - nothing on the monitor other than an orange light on the power button, nothing showing on the keyboard or mouse - just a green light on the Logitech webcam, which usually just comes on briefly during power up, other than when in use. Pressing the + button on the Dell E173 FP monitor brings up a message on screen " in power saving mode. Move mouse or hit any key on keyboard" - doing this brings no response. Eventually I tried holding in the CD eject button while simultaneously switching on mains supply - ( a friend sugggested this ) - and a normal power up followed. I have done a virus scan which showed a clean result. This problem has occured since I loaded a free route planner from a DVD which came with the March "Computer Shopper" magazine - but I dont know if this has anything to do with the problem.
Has anyone experienced this irritating problem? I tried many times to re boot - I am not sure the CD eject button routine works every time- I tried today after an overnight break & it did the trick.

A:Power Saving mode problem

power saving problem - resolved for now

The problem seems to have stopped for now - I removed all the connectors from the PC poweredon & off before re-connecting. So far it has not recurred. I still suspect something on the DVD started the malfunction - but I am not keen to try it again. I know these "freebies" come with all sorts of disclaimers , but it seems that we should be able to run them without running the risk of messing up the system. I only bought the magazine for the route planner & the review of sat. nav systems - seems to have been a waste of 4.99 !!!

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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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What started as a entering power saving mode error the system will now no longer boot (or allow a re-install)

I don't have all the specifics of the system, but basically HP Pavilion a250n; a decent (upgrade) video card; the other day the PC froze forcing a hard shut-down and reboot. When windows began reloading (right before opening desktop), the monitor would shut off and the message about PC entering power save mode would come on. The computer seemed to continue the boot (normal lights and beeps) with no view.
At one point I went into safe mode to check power saving modes (and video mode); all seemed OK.
The next reboot and I couldn't even get into safe mode
After several attempts, I decided that a system recovery was in order, which resulted in even further decay. Now the PC will not boot at all.
When I put in the windows disc to reinstall the OS, it starts the installation, then the computer restarts after a few short minutes.
I tried before to look on the hard drive, using another computer and it said it was damged (or corrupted). Do I need to reformat (using the other PC) before I can try the windows (XP Home) installation again or does that even matter?
I have never seen such an easy fix turn into a full destruction...

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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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Dell XPS410
Vista sp2

I have not made any changes to the power settings on this computer. All of a sudden my monitor is black at start up. Pressing the monitor buttons causes a message to appear. It says 'Power saving mode is on. Press any key or move mouse to continue'. I got this to work one time. Now, nothing works because I have no power to the keyboard or mouse. What should I do next?

A:[SOLVED] Power Saving Mode

Sounds like the video card is not outputting video.

Have you tried to use the on-board video option if available?

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My monitor goes into power saving mode on boot. I've tried to determine what the problem is but have been unsuccessful at narrowing the faulty component down.

Intel Core i5 3570K at stock speed
MSI Z77 G45A Motherboard
Mushkin 8 GB (4GB x 2) RAM
XFX R9 390 GPU (bought in 2016)
Dell U2414M 1920 x 1200 monitor
Corsair TX650W PSU
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD (bought in 2016)
Western Digital Black 1TB HDD
Windows 7 64-bit (Fresh install on the SSD a few months ago)

When I start the computer the monitor usually says 'Power save mode' for a few moments and then goes blank. Pressing the monitor's buttons shows the message 'There is no signal from your computer. Try moving the mouse or pressing a keyboard key to ...'

Here is what I have tried to figure out what's wrong:

1. Plugged monitor into onboard GPU.
2. Used VGA cable instead of DVI.
3. Used a single stick of RAM. When I tried to use a stick in one of the slots, it gave me the 'memory has been changed' message and I went into BIOS to enable XMP. This has only happened once. I couldn't get the PC to recreate this. Rebooting after this caused it to again go into power saving mode. Also, when I try to dual-channel the RAM in slots 1 and 3, the computer keeps rebooting after a few seconds.
4. Moved the GPU into another PCI-E slot.
5. Cleared CMOS by pressing the button on the I/O shield.
6. Removed motherboard battery for more than 10 minutes.
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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.
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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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Sometimes in certain areas in WoW for example The barrens and the nexus, my monitor goes black and says 'Entering power saving mode'. I have had no other problems like this on any other games and ive played Fallout 3, Team fortress 2, Garrys mod and Portal. This problem only occurs when playing wow. I have lots of characters and it runs fine in most places but when im in some places it does it every minute.
My computer's spec is:
Intel quad Q8200 4x2.33ghz processor
Vista home premium 64 bit OS
4gb cosair 048-6400C4DHX ram
512mb Nvidea 9800 gtx+ graphics card
MSI p31 neo V2 motherboard
600w psu
case has 5 fans
cpu cooler
19" widescreen 1440x900 LG w1952tq monitor

ive read alot of forum posts with other users having this issue, people have said it could be down to overheating but my GPU has never passed 44 degrees centigrade. Others say it could be down to having a weak psu,
Do u think 600w should be enough to run my computer easily?
Others say it could be down to dust but the computer is about 2 months old and there isnt much dust at all inside the case.
Ive used the blizzard repair programme but it didnt fix the problem. does anyone have any solutions or things i could try?

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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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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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Recently I've been having problems with my PC. I have installed Call of Duty 4 on the machine, and it runs fine. The graphics, FPS, and all that other stuff is great, it's just that after 10-30 minutes of play, the sound will lag, the game will stop, and the monitor will go black. The message


pops up on the screen, and there is no possible way to recover from this other than rebooting.

This has not happened any other time, except when playing CoD4.

What is the problem, and how do I make this stop!?!

Please help!

A:Analog 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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Please can someone help with my new S2340L computer keeps getting stuck and says entering power saving mode. I have to turn off on hard drive as cannot seem to revive it any other way. what is going wrong. Brand new computer

A:S2340L stuck in power saving mode

Hi Joxfox,
The monitor may enter the power save mode when it does not get enough power for its operations.
You may try to re-seat the monitor cable and ensure the connections are secure. You may also try to swap the ends of cable or try a different good-known cable and check if the issue persists. If it does, as a last resort you may try to reset the monitor to factory defaults. For more information on this, you may refer to the manual of the monitor by clicking on the link below:
Once the system has booted to the desktop, please check the link mentioned below for changing power options. Since you have not mentioned the computer model or operating system, the link is for Windows XP.
Another possible cause of the same issue might be the video drivers of your computer. Please let me know the computer system model and operating system so that I may assist you further.
Please reply if you have any further queries.
Thanks and regards,Babita S#iworkforDell 
For easy access to drivers, manuals and product updates, please visit our Support Site .

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Whenever i play certain games, my computer randomly gets all choppy, little rectangles of different colours appear, all the colours get messed up, then within 5 seconds, the monitor goes black, "Power Saving Mode" comes up, then it doesnt return.

I used to have this issue with a lot of games. Mass effect 1 (couldnt get through the opening movie), supreme commander (only the expansion, not the original), Sins of a solar empire(again, only the expansion). Dragon age origins, GTA 4....some games were worse then others.

I have never had the issue with WoW, supreme commander, Mass effect 2, CoD modern warfare (Multiplayer). and occasionally i can play dragon age, or GTA for hours and not have the issue, yet sometimes it occurs within moments of starting the game.

I was running vista at the time. I later reformatted my computer and installed windows 7. I now have no issues with mass effect, i was able to play through the entire game with no crashes.

Recently i bought Battlefield Bad Company 2, and now this error is occuring again, both in single and multiplayer. Does anyone know what could be causing the issue? Power settings are set to 'always on' as this seems to be a common response when i searched this question online. after crashing i checked the temp of my computer via BIOS, it was at 43c.

If anyone could help, it would be appreciated. this is getting very annoying.

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090... Read more

A:'choppy' crashing/'power saving mode'

More information...if it helps. also occasionally a bunch of information appears on the screen before it restarts. the only legible words i could make out in time were nvidia...

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 116
BCP2: FFFFF8800FF99230
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1
Bucket ID: X64_0x116_TdrBCR:2_Tdr:2_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
Server information: 80af07dd-5587-4e51-aa9c-9cedbf99b3e5

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Please excuse me for asking such a noob question BUT I don't do windows I run linux ( I don't like windows it's like driving a car with boxing gloves on )
when XP comes back from power saving mode I get a login screen ( I think this is the default setting ) this is not what I want .
What I want is for XP to pick up where it left off I have seen XP do this on other computers.

So how do I get XP to do this ?

A:return from power saving mode question

Right click on your desktop. Click Properties. Then select the screensaver tab. In there uncheck on resume password protect.

BTW I feel the same way about Linux that you do Windows

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Thankfully i have an intergrated graphics card on my mother board and could confirm (atleast i think)
that its a GPU problem as it works on the integrated card. Problem is the one thats not integrated is a
MSI Radeon r9 380. I open my box now and see that its MSI logo with the dragon (that has a light in it) is on so its got power but its fans are not running and it does not come up on device manager eather. the card has been working fine up to this point for 9+ months :/ problem happened after i tried to run a game and i got the problem pop up. restart pc and try run the game again- boom no signal so i restart my pc once more but it diden`t recover after that.
Yes i have cleaned it...on-off etc
Cant find a clear cut solution online :|
hopefully my information was sufficient enough for a verdict.
god knows i`m not spending a months wage on a new graphics card...

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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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