Win XP - forcing power management

By Nodsu
Feb 25, 2002
  1. Is it possible to force Windows XP to treat a device as ACPI/APM/power maganement compatible?

    After I installed the drivers for my radio card (newest (year 2000 :grinthumb)), the
    XP disabled all suspend features. That's cool - I bet my radio
    doesn't have a clue about ACPI and Windows XP is user friendly and all ...
    but 98SE would happily suspend the computer leaving the radio play

    in the background...

    So, I know my radio card can survive suspend without crashing the machine
    (did so when running Win98 and also when no drivers were installed), can I make Windows XP think that
    this device can be suspended?
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +6

    From this time forward, you will service us.... - The Borg.

    As far as I am aware, no.

    I think drivers have to be written to be ACPI compatible.

    If your device isn't, I am not sure if you can do much about this apart from ask your hardware manufacturer to start producing hardware that is.

    I've certainly never heard of this. Anyone??
  3. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Whoever developed the Drivers will have to fix it like Phantasm said.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,837

    But it's the same driver that allows suspend under Win98, it's just WinXP that's uptight about ACPI compatibility...
  5. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Same solution though. I mean, if you uninstall the device & it works fine then it has to be the driver.
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