monitor shut off

  matofthemint 20:09 26 Oct 08
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I have my power scheme set to shut off the monitor after three minutes of non-use, but it doesn't. It used to but no more. How can I fix this?

Dell Inspiron notebook.
Windows XP sp2 professional

  woodchip 20:14 26 Oct 08

Control Panel Power options Change them press apply then reset to what it was and repress apply

  matofthemint 20:47 26 Oct 08

Thanks, woodchip, but I tried that and it didn't and doesn't work. Any other ideas?

  woodchip 20:52 26 Oct 08

Try System Restore back to when it worked

  matofthemint 00:04 27 Oct 08

Tried that, also. No go.

  woodchip 09:28 27 Oct 08

Two things could be the problem,
1/ do not use screen saver.
2/ Have you got a Cordless Optical mouse? click here

  matofthemint 18:12 27 Oct 08

No screen saver.
I've used a cordless optical mouse for several months now and this just started a few days back. If I left the mouse on no problem. If I shut the mouse down I then had to move the pointer with the touch pad and then no problem. Now neither way works.
Thanks for your interest and advice, it's much appriciated.

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