View Full Version : 486 switch between 686, box problem

22-06-2001, 07:25 PM
I have a 486 and 686 computer networked the files on 486 are read only via
network card, I use a monitor, keyboard, mouse, switch box, this will switch
the monitor and keyboard over between the 686 to 486 while they are both
running, (I have two mice, as one is com and the other is PS/2.

The problem is if I switch over to the 486 for too long the 686 will
disappear, never to be seen again, until I switch off the 686 and reboot
the 686 again, pressing the keyboard or moving the 686 mouse will not put
life into it, I tried disabling the screen saver on the 686 before switching
over but this did not help to solve my problem.

From Eric

22-06-2001, 08:07 PM
Hi Eric, try this on the 686 - in Power Management properties in control panel, if you have Power Scheme set to Always On then Turn off Monitor will probably be set to 15 mins try changing this to Never. See if that cures the problem. Good luck PC.

24-06-2001, 02:57 PM
Thank-you I think it worked