Running Windows 3.1 with Advanced Power Management Systems (96562)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22
    Microsoft Windows 3.1
    Microsoft Windows 3.11

This article was previously published under Q96562


When POWER.EXE is loaded on advanced power management (APM) machine, the Windows Power Control Panel may show incorrect information.


This problem occurs when you are running Windows 3.1 on a system with BIOS chips that support APM, and Windows 3.1 is not configured for APM.


To correct this problem, run Windows Setup from your Windows 3.1 disks and select MS-DOS System With APM as the computer type.

This allows Windows power management services to take over power management from POWER.EXE. On computers without APM support, you can safely run POWER.EXE with Windows.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/23/1999
Keywords: KB96562