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When your computer has been inactive long enough for it to go to Standby mode, it may not go to Standby mode. Also, you may receive a message that says your computer will standby in 15 seconds, but your computer may not go to Standby mode.
This problem may occur if one of the following Windows 98 screen savers is currently the active screen saver:
To work around this problem, use any of the following methods:
Use a Different Screen SaverConfigure your computer to use a screen saver that is not on the list of screen savers listed earlier in this article. For information about how to do so, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type screen, double-click Screen Savers, and then double-click the "To set up a screen saver" topic.
Reduce the Complexity of the 3D Screen SaverIf you want to try to continue using a screen saver that is on the list of screen savers listed earlier in this article, you can try reducing the complexity of the screen saver. To do so, use the following steps:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 98.
This problem only applies to computers that support Advanced Power Management (APM) or the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification. For more information about ACPI, see the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/pnppwr/powermgmt/default.mspxNote that this problem may also occur with None selected as the screen saver.