heffiji
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Re: monitor in power save mode during BIOS configuration

Hi Chris,

I checked with the local representative.

1. The warranty for  OEM video card covers only 1 year.

2. It is not cost effective for me to re-join the warranty program (assuming the card is the cause).

Thank you very much for your time.

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xxcpmanxx
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Re: monitor in power save mode during BIOS configuration

heffiji,

It's been a while since you originally posted this, and I've got to say, you left me hanging here... I have been searching for days and finally found this post, which contains the same exact symptoms that I am experiencing now.

I have a Dell Studio XPS 8100, Windows 7 64-bit OS and a ST2410 monitor. I have no problems at all with the Power Save Mode unless I'm in the middle of a Macrium System Image Restore. I conducted numerous tests over the past two days and found that when booted up with the Macrium WinPE Rescue Disk, the power save mode automatically (and quite randomly) invokes at anywhere from 1min, 26sec up to the highest time observed so far at 11min, 23 seconds. 

A few of the tests (31 percent to be exact, including the most important one in which I was able to restore my OS image), did not see a power save mode activation at all up to the 15 minute mark. My one-and-only (to date), Macrium system image restore took 11min, 59 seconds, so I consider myself lucky with that one.

If you read this -- and have time to provide an update or solution -- that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

 

xxcpmanxx

Studio XPS 8100

Windows 7 Home Premium

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heffiji
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Re: monitor in power save mode during BIOS configuration

I found a solution, but possibly not the one you like. As suggested by the Dell tech, there was something wrong with the video card. I got a new video card, and the problem is solved.

Btw, my boot disk was prepared through MS Rescue kit (the other available option for Macrium), winPE was not available for win7 64bit then.

I am running 2 monitors , which placed a lot of stress on the AMD video card running at over 100 C most of the time. Now I am running a MSI nvidia 650Ti , seldom running over 50C .

Best of luck with your solution hunting,

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xxcpmanxx
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Re: monitor in power save mode during BIOS configuration

Thanks so much for responding... I've been working off line with Chris to try figure out what's going on with mine. Before purchasing a new video card, though, I'm going to see if I can bypass it, and use the integrated card (either through the hdmi or the DVI port on the integrated board), just to see if that works; if not, it's off to Micro Center for a new Video Card!

Thank you, again,

 

xxcpmanxx

Studio XPS 8100

Windows 7 Home Premium

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xxcpmanxx
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Re: monitor in power save mode during BIOS configuration

heffiji and Chris,

I bought a new card (nVidia GeForce GT630), and both of you were right on: This solved the problem. I'm going to have to return that card though, because there's not enough room for a PCIe USB3 card that I recently installed.

That's okay though, check this out:  While I had the old GTS240 out of the machine I followed a tip that I saw in another thread here to take apart the card and give it a thorough cleaning. I did that, and it was really dirty.

I put it back together, reinstalled it in to my computer and ran a series of tests to find it working perfectly! Problem solved!

Thank you,

 

xxcpmanxx

Studio XPS 8100

Windows 7 Home Premium

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heffiji
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Re: monitor in power save mode during BIOS configuration

Hi,

This info may help you. And I have gotten  through by this method  until I got my new video card.

Say I want to restore the backup image to disk 1. I had an older hard disk (say disk 2) with some earlier image of disk 1.

I connected to this disk 2 and booted from it. I ran Macrium Reflect from this partition successfully and I was able to restore the image to disk 1. Now you can disconnect disk2 and boot from disk 1 again. Of course, you need to reset the drive letter and other related matters and set this restored partition to active.

Come to think of it. The difference may be in drivers loaded. You may want to try lo load the drivers when you boot up from Reflect restoration disk. I never try this loading of drivers before. But this is rather easy (and dangerous as you may be stopped in the middle of a rollback).Or, you can just restore the image to a spared hard disk  and boot from this disk

Chris will be able to shed more light. He is much more knowledgeable.

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