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Windows 7: 1970fp dvi Monitor won't fully sleep

25 Jun 2010   #1
Sammy888

Windows 7
 
 
1970fp dvi Monitor won't fully sleep

Since I bought a new PC, the video card has a DVI connector so I thought why not use the cable that came with this monitor and connector it to via DVI.

Everything is good with the driver, no yellow explanation mark or any other errors. The monitor is correctly identified and there are no new updates for it. It is the "best driver" installed.

After visiting Dell's website, I seen this driver isn't listed in the Windows 7 64bit area, in fact, it's not listed in anything but Windows XP and older.

The problem is the Dell monitor will somewhat fall alseep but not fully. The monitor turns off but not completely, it goes into self test mode and moving the mouse or pressing a key awakes the monitor.

I never had this issue with XP and in fact, I don't have this issue when I connect my monitor to the VGA connector while running in Windows XP. I still use my XP machine often.

Is this a common or normal problem? Should I try running Windows XP Virtual PC to see if I have this problem there?


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26 Jun 2010   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello Sammy888, did you have to install the driver, or did Windows find it natively? You can try uninstalling the driver, and installing the driver again using compatibility mode.

Right click the driver installer and click on the compatibility tab. Chose XP as compatibility mode, then apply. Right click driver and choose Run As Administrator. See if that doesn't help. A Guy

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26 Jun 2010   #3
Adrian

 
Power Settings

You do have the ability in Windows 7 to change your power settings thru the device manager. You have many options to choose. See the attached screenshot.

Adrian


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27 Jun 2010   #4
Sammy888

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks everyone.

I wasn't aware of the compatibilty feature also applied to the driver. Win 7 installed the driver on it's own. Adrian, I had previous played with the Advance settings and that didnt change things.

In any event, looks like the sleep issue is resolved.

It appears it may have been a hardware/software issue. This is what I did: I disconnected my DVI cable from monitor and connected the VGA to it that was also connected to my XP machine. When I started the XP PC, the monitor recalibrated itself (Auto Adjust) during the initial boot process up (BIOS screen). That was odd. I then checked my XP display settings when the boot process was completed and everything was normal.

I shut down XP, disconnected my VGA cable and plugged in my DVI cable and started Windows 7. I had the sleep mode set to 1 minute for testing purposes and it went to sleep without a hitch. The monitor didn't need to "Auto Adjust" at all. Go figure?
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27 Jun 2010   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy888 View Post
Thanks everyone.

I wasn't aware of the compatibilty feature also applied to the driver. Win 7 installed the driver on it's own. Adrian, I had previous played with the Advance settings and that didnt change things.

In any event, looks like the sleep issue is resolved.

It appears it may have been a hardware/software issue. This is what I did: I disconnected my DVI cable from monitor and connected the VGA to it that was also connected to my XP machine. When I started the XP PC, the monitor recalibrated itself (Auto Adjust) during the initial boot process up (BIOS screen). That was odd. I then checked my XP display settings when the boot process was completed and everything was normal.

I shut down XP, disconnected my VGA cable and plugged in my DVI cable and started Windows 7. I had the sleep mode set to 1 minute for testing purposes and it went to sleep without a hitch. The monitor didn't need to "Auto Adjust" at all. Go figure?
XP to the rescue, lol. The how is not important. The important thing is your problem is solved. Just think of it as you figured it out

A Guy
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