Followed steps you outlined however computer entered power save about an hour later. Sometimes it occurs after a wait of an hour or two; other times almost immediately after turning computer on.
Do you have any other thoughts? The Dell tech support, whom I will have to go back to when I have available hours, have indicated I may have to reinstall the OS. Current experience indicates I will never get through that process without entering the power save midstream.
Hope you will have some further suggestions.
Hello again, Chris:
OK, I did this, and the PC entered power save about 40 minutes later.
Do you think a OS reinstall would fix this? As mentioned earlier, I doubt I could pull one off because of the power save shutdowns, but would like your thoughts.
I did as you suggested. I found one checked item for "allow computer to turn off to save power" under the Intel(R) Pro... and I removed the check. Regrettably the computer "power saved" after about 45 minutes.
Can not promise whether the following steps will help you or not :
Step1 : Enter into BIOS , Goto POwer Management and set Suspend Mode as S1
Step2: After installing Windows XP SP3 users report similar issues , after a lot of debate finally one of the users identified that the windows wireless zero configuration service might be the culprit. If you do not have a wireless connection or if you are not using the Windows Wireless Manager then run the following command in the command prompt and restart the system:
net stop wzcsvc
sc config wzcsvc start= disabled