Windows 10: When using HDMI, forced to lock screen

  1.    25 Dec 2015 #1

    When using HDMI, forced to lock screen

    Hey guys. Recently updated to Windows 10, and I watch a lot of tv through my laptop by HDMI to my HDTV. Before with Windows 7, I NEVER had an issue like this.

    After somewhere around 15-20 minutes of the HDMI being plugged in and watching via my TV, the computer locks itself. It goes to a black screen and "disconnects" from the HDMI input. BUT the programs keep running, but I can't see or hear them since it doesn't go back to laptop input. To bring it back I have to click the mousepad and it brings me right to asking for my password. How do I stop the laptop from ever locking while I'm watching or streaming through HDMI? It doesn't do it when it's playing straight off the laptop...
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  2.    25 Dec 2015 #2

    Have you checked the screen saver options under control panel , check it's not been toggled on when you switch to HDMI , there's a tickbox there too that tells the laptop to go to the login screen when the display is resumed which might explain the login coming up.
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  3.    27 Dec 2015 #3

    Both are off, when in LCD and HDMI mode.
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  4.    28 Dec 2015 #4

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  5.    28 Dec 2015 #5

    You've checked the Power Options in the Control Panel?
    Take a look at: Display - Change Turn off after Time in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Are your Graphics Drivers up to date?
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  6.    31 Dec 2015 #6

    Juice, I followed the link and already had all of those settings applied on my computer. Also, graphics driver:

    AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.50Hz

    When I go to Windows Update, it says there is nothing left to update. Can I manually find if this driver does need to be updated but Windows just doesn't recognize that?
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