PowerNap sotware is making unnecessary log files in folder “C:\Program Files\Dell\PowerNap”.Every two seconds file “PowerNapWatcherLog.log” augments 3 records.2010-02-13 21:05:33,579  DEBUG PowerNap.Logging [(null)] - ScreenSaver Detector - Looping2010-02-13 21:05:33,579  DEBUG PowerNap.Logging [(null)] - status - True:02010-02-13 21:05:33,579  DEBUG PowerNap.Logging [(null)] - ScreenSaver timing - 900Then file “PowerNapWatcherLog.log” rises 101KB, it renamed and rotate files to PowerNapWatcherLog.log.1PowerNapWatcherLog.log.2PowerNapWatcherLog.log.3…..and so on.Hey, PowerNap programmers. That the bloatware you make?Program does _only_ one function – dims monitor.But for that in RAM sits 5 resident programs:PowerNap Service.exesoftOSD.exesoftLCP.exePowerNap.exePowerNapWatcher.exe"Dell PowerNap" for monitor Dell G2410Release Date: 2/20/2009Version: A00-00DELL_MULTI-DEVICE_A00-00_R211988.EXEon Windows XP Pro.
How is this trashing the PC? Is it causing operating system errors?
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No errors, just periodic (every 2 seconds) stuck/lag/freeze in 3D high recources games and real-time video decoding/processing programs.
Then I would disable it while running those applications.
How to disable use LOG files, when PowerNap is running?How to disable creating/appending/rotating "PowerNapWatcherLog.log" and "PowerNapWatcherLog.log.X" files?
You cannot. I meant disable the PowerNap completely by removing the check.
Are You sure?In the file“C:\Program Files\Dell\PowerNap\PowerNap.exe.config” I found interesting parameters, for example:............... <log4net debug="true">............... <logger name="PowerNap.Logging"> <level value="INFO" />...............And so on.Maybe somewhere in config files (or in Windows registry) I can specify "Log=False" or "Log=0" or "Log=None" or ...?
I am not sure what your asking. They will not re-write the software if that is your intent.
No, don't rewrite software.I mean, if program has any secret parameters in ini/config files (or in Windows registry),announce that here, please.Maybe I will adapt that for my needs. Thanks.
They would not tell me. Since your apt at this, why not save a master and play around with edited copies?
It seems that this software uses an open source logging library, log4net.
For log4net, you can try level values of: ALL DEBUG INFO WARN ERROR FATAL OFF, in decreasing of verbosity of logging.
Depending on how the software is written, the changes may be on-the-fly, or you may need to restart it.
It has been 2 years, so my answer may not be relevant anymore.
I use my laptop every day for work. I just got a Dell monitor (P2412H) two weeks ago (new) and installed the power nap. In the past two weeks, I have had 3 blue screens - I never get blue screens. I am going to delete the power nap program, major FAIL!
Below is the error (partial, as I didn't want to type it all out)
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
Stop: 0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA8009CA5060, 0xFFFFFA8009CA5340, ........)
Collecting data for crash dump...
Initializing disk for crash dump...
Physical memory dump FAILED with status 0xc0000010
this power-nap software is causing trouble also on my computer. It keeps the CPU load at about 30% in idle state of the machine. Power Nap seems to be also connected to the display driver of the additional display that I use on my laptop. It is not clear yet to me, if disabling completely the power nap, I will still have all the necessary drivers and settings for the external display. (my laptop: dell latitude D820 / windows xp / nvidia quadro 110M)
@ CK: it could be that you get the blue screens because of some problems with the graphics card of your laptop. Sometimes, if the card is over-stressed (eg. by a driver that requires too much from it...) it could produce those blue screens. I had this on my old Dell D820.