How do I disable ‘Away Mode’ in BIOS?

Reginald Bridges January 28, 2011

I have a Dell Inspiron 531 that came with Windows Vista 32-bit. When Windows 7 came out I upgraded to 64-bit. Now Windows tells me I have to disable the ‘Away Mode’ in BIOS.

  1. Mike
    January 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Unfortunately "Away Mode" is not supported in Windows 64bit.

    1. Reboot your Laptop
    2. Press & hold F2 to access the BIOS
    3. go into the Power Options
    3. disable the "Quick Resume" function
    4. save the changes and reboot into Windows

    This should fix your problem.

    • Reggie
      January 28, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      Does this also work on a desktop pc?

      • Mike
        January 29, 2011 at 5:27 am

        uhm sorry, I read "Inspiron" and the laptop line came to mind...
        Yes, it's the same for your Desktop.

        As soon as you see text on the screen or the DELL logo press&hold F2 until "Entering Setup" appears.

        If F2 doesn't work other key cominations used by DELL are "CTRL + ALT + Enter" or simply the "Delete" key.