How to disable power management or Standby
How to disable power management or Standby.
It may be necessary to disable power management to help prevent any of the below possibilities.
- Errors when computer is left unattended.
- Computer freezes when left unattended.
- Issues with other programs.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users
Tip: Laptop users can also click the power icon in their notification area to get to the power settings.
- Open the Control Panel.
- Click Hardware and Sound.
- Click Power options or Change power-saving settings.
- Click the Change Plan link under any of the plans to get the Edit Plan Settings window as shown below. If you wish for the computer to not go into Standby or turn off the screen select Never.
Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP users
- Click Start, Settings and open the Control Panel.
- Double-click the Power, Power Management, or Power Options icon depending on your version of Windows.
- In the Power Schemes tab click the down arrow by System standby and select Never. If you're running an earlier version of Windows disable the option to turn off hard drive and monitor by clicking the down arrow and selecting Never.
Through CMOS setup
In addition to the above steps earlier computers or computers running variants of Linux or other operating systems may also want to disable their power settings through CMOS setup. In CMOS setup you should have a power category; this category will allow power management to be disabled.