ToolTip: PwrTest (Testing Windows Power Management)

While reading the Microsoft Whitepaper Diagnosing Application Compatibility Issues Affecting Windows Power Management I came across a utility called PwrTest that can be used to diagnose sleep reliability issues and more… The below list shows the various options the tool provides. Scenario Description sleep for sleep/resume transition testing battery for battery information testing info for system capabilities information es for thread execution state changes idle for power idle statistics ppm for processor power management testing Read More …

No Battery Alarm Sound on Vista – it’s by design

Early this year I bought a new laptop for my wife with Windows Vista Home Premium pre-installed, before she used a notebook with Windows XP. Since she is using that new notebook, she is regularly complaining about Windows Vista just shutting down. Of course we could argue that people should read the messages they get such as the one below:   If Windows Vista would play a sound, people would probably pay more attention to Read More …

Power Consumption in standby mode

I have come across an article that describes the power consumption of equipment in standby mode, found it quite interesting.