Power saving - in infinite space

By gbhall
Jan 21, 2014
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  1. Like millions of other users of PC's running any of MS operating systems, I choked on my supper when the news came out about the Rosetta Spacecraft power-saving features failing to work correctly - in any shape or form.

    My Win7 intel-based PC won't reliably go to sleep or hibernate or wake up on specific prompts either, and never has, but it is no longer surprising when you find a $1billion spacecraft is no better.

    For the record, Rosetta apparently has already woken once in 2012 when not supposed to do so, and when it did wake it promptly performed an uncommanded reboot and was consequently half-an-hour late for work.......
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2014
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Your PC problems are also related to mobo, not jsut OS.
  3. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,431   +77

    That's true - partially related to mobo. Because it is possible in Win 7 to get some features working properly and consistently by specific settings in the OS, like having an individual power saving scheme, and not rely on altering the default one, which is often reset quite arbitrarily by OS updates.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2014

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