The monitor does not turn on when you move the mouse or press any key after you configure the "Power Options" settings on a Windows XP SP2-based portable computer

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For a Microsoft Windows XP SP1 version of this article, see 921007.
Consider the following scenario. You have a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based portable computer that uses a dual-core processor or that uses an Intel Pentium 4 Processor that supports hyper-threading technology (HT Technology). You use Power Options in Control Panel to configure the computer to enter a standby or a hibernation state when you close the lid. You also configure the computer to turn off the monitor after a period of inactivity.

In this scenario, the computer correctly enters a standby or a hibernation state after you close the lid, and then the computer correctly resumes activity when you reopen the lid. Also, the monitor turns off correctly after the period of inactivity that you specify. However, the monitor does not turn on again when you move the mouse or press any key.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

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To work around this problem, close the lid, wait for several moments, and then reopen the lid.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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When I close the lid of my portable computer

Article ID: 917332 - Last Review: 12/09/2015 05:19:32 - Revision: 4.0

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