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Old 02-01-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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computer wizards? why does my computer revert back to what i wants to do each day?
Hi! Well, I don't know who the heck I would ask this question to so I thought I'd try here. My Sony Viao laptop is about 6 years old now. The thing that's weird is you know how you it's supposed to turn off after 15 minutes or whatever you set it for and also you can close the lid and it goes into hibernation or shut down (whatever you've set it for)...

I set the controls (performance/maintenance: laptop scheme etc) but then the next day it reverts back and none of that works. It doesn't turn off, it won't hibernate when lid is closed... it's like it has its own mind for gods sake. Weird.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:25 PM   #2
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Am I assuming correctly that when you go back and look at your power settings, they've reverted back to the original settings?

ETA:
I was thinking this could be a Windoze problem, so I had a look around Microsoft's web site. It looks like you could have a driver issue:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...nostandby.mspx
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When you select the new settings do you take the final step and make them the default settings? If you don't, the computer will go back to the original defaults next time you turn it on.
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Yes, Marria, they revert back each day, it's nutsy.

Knitasha... I didn't see a default setting, I'll go check that out now. I've been having increasing problems with my computer, slower and slower. Would love to go out and buy a new Apple.
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You are a computer wizard Marria! Can't believe you found that... wow. I just downloaded it and am working on it to see if it'll fix the problem. You're brilliant.
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Originally Posted by VictoiseC View Post
Hi! Well, I don't know who the heck I would ask this question to so I thought I'd try here. My Sony Viao laptop is about 6 years old now. The thing that's weird is you know how you it's supposed to turn off after 15 minutes or whatever you set it for and also you can close the lid and it goes into hibernation or shut down (whatever you've set it for)...

I set the controls (performance/maintenance: laptop scheme etc) but then the next day it reverts back and none of that works. It doesn't turn off, it won't hibernate when lid is closed... it's like it has its own mind for gods sake. Weird.
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Yes, Marria, they revert back each day, it's nutsy.

Knitasha... I didn't see a default setting, I'll go check that out now. I've been having increasing problems with my computer, slower and slower. Would love to go out and buy a new Apple.
What version of Windows? 2000 or XP?

Slower and slower? Spy-ware or Ad-ware might be causing that or older Windows need defragmentation run on the hard drive.

Ad-Aware by Lavasoft is what I use to clean out spy-ware and ad-ware.

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{Slower and slower? Spy-ware or Ad-ware might be causing that or older Windows need defragmentation run on the hard drive.

Ad-Aware by Lavasoft is what I use to clean out spy-ware and ad-ware.}


Jack... was away from the computer a few days... thanks for the advice. I have XP. My computer's crazy. For a day or so it'll be real slow (I had just about given up on it) then it comes back strong as can be and is fast again. I'll check those out anyhoo. I still haven't managed to fix the reverting thing although I did download the upgrade (I think, it's hard to tell there are so many upgrades).

I guess you can tell I'm not a big computer person...
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Did you get the problem fixed?

Also-Jack mentioned spyware and viruses. I use Ad-aware also. It's great software. For anti-virus, I use AVG. They have a free version that works great and it doesn't slow my computer down like other anti-virus software out there.

http://free.avg.com/download-avg-ant...s-free-edition
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