G e t t i n g S t a r t e d
Manual power saving
If you press the P
button while the PC is On [green] and
running either Windows 95 or Windows for Workgroups, the PC
goes into Suspend [yellow] mode.
Alternatively, in Windows 95 (or later) you can click the Start
button in the taskbar, then click Suspend.
You have to press the P
button to return to On [green] mode
– just moving the mouse or using the keyboard won't work.
Future versions of Windows will allow you to redefine the P
button so that when you press it the operating system shuts down and the
PC goes directly into Off mode.
Automatic power saving
If you leave your PC running Windows 95 or Windows for
Workgroups without doing anything, it moves automatically
through Standby [green] to Suspend [yellow] mode. Press the
button to wake it up again.
You can turn off Automatic Power Saving in the BIOS Setup
utility; see the BIOS Setup & POST chapter for more information.
The monitor supplied with your computer is designed to recognise these
energy-saving modes. If you want to use another monitor, make sure
that it supports the VESA standard for "Display Power Management
Signalling"; if it doesn't, it may be permanently damaged.