Windows 10: Computer turns off display/goes to sleep when idle for a short time Solved

  1.    11 Aug 2015 #1

    Computer turns off display/goes to sleep when idle for a short time


    Greetings, and thank you for reading this thread.

    As the title states, my computer will turn off the display or go to sleep (not sure of correct terminology) when I go idle for a short period of time. For instance, I get up to get a glass of water and when I come back, the screensaver is up and I need to re-enter my password. This problem arose immediately after the installing of windows 10 on my PC (upgraded from Windows 8.1 if that helps).


    I have already gone to control panel ~> power options but the thing is, even though I've already done that and set the options to "Never turn off display", "Never go to sleep" as shown in the screenshot, my PC still turns off display/sleeps after a short amount of time. Lastly, I hope I posted this in the right section and hope that someone can solve my problem.
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  2.    11 Aug 2015 #2

    Are you changing the correct power plan?
    Are you using a desktop or laptop?
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  3.    11 Aug 2015 #3

    Have you checked the Advance Power Settings, there's some settings in there you'll need to change




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  4.    12 Aug 2015 #4

    robgr said: View Post
    Are you changing the correct power plan?
    Are you using a desktop or laptop?
    Desktop, not sure what you mean by changing the correct power plan. I'm changing the plan that I'm using.
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  5.    12 Aug 2015 #5

    gedstar said: View Post
    Have you checked the Advance Power Settings, there's some settings in there you'll need to change




    I played with the settings which I felt were significant to my problem before posting the thread. Here's what I changed. If I'm missing anything please let me know.

    P.S. It looks like you uploaded some files but I'm not sure how to open them.
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  6.    12 Aug 2015 #6

    Is your screensaver starting and requiring a password to resume. To turn off uncheck

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  7.    13 Aug 2015 #7

    Torquemada said: View Post
    Is your screensaver starting and requiring a password to resume. To turn off uncheck

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    This solution worked for me! We overthought it a bit too much. Thank you Torquemada.
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  8.    22 May 2016 #8

    Renascentia said: View Post
    This solution worked for me! We overthought it a bit too much. Thank you Torquemada.
    What does that help? How do we stop the display from turning off after a minute. My settings are for 5 minutes!
    I dont use the screen saver anymore. This is so unstable! Windows 10 has had too many issues. I have tried all the troubleshooting, DISM.exe, scannow... nothing works ..it is unreliable. ...very unreliable. Doesnt do what i set it to do. Terrible.
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