Windows 10: Monitor goes to sleep after 10 minutes -- And during movies. Solved

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  1.    04 Apr 2016 #1

    Monitor goes to sleep after 10 minutes -- And during movies.


    Running a fairly fresh install of Windows 10. (not upgrade).
    Was having no problems. I really like Windows 10 so far.
    I upgraded my graphics card from gtx650 to a gtx960
    this is when a minor problem began.

    The monitor turns off after 10 minutes, even if I have 'NEVER' selected in power options.
    The monitor turns off after 10 minutes when VLC player is in full screen for watching movies.
    The monitor turns off after 10 minutes when streaming / flash video in full screen.

    What I supposed is some old setting got stuck in the registry. So I just reinstalled the Video driver again. I've checked the BIOS to see if there was any power options causing this and I don't see any. I'm pretty sure it's something in the registry because I have seen similar problems about this....

    But if anyone can help!! Please let me know.
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  2. Arc's Avatar
    Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       04 Apr 2016 #2

    Follow Power Plan Settings - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    First check in the Multimedia settings. Does it look like this?
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    If not, adjust the settings.

    If yes, look at the Display (above multimedia settings). Set turn off display to "never".
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    See how it goes. Let us know.
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  3.    04 Apr 2016 #3

    Arc said: View Post
    Follow Power Plan Settings - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    First check in the Multimedia settings. Does it look like this?
    .................
    See how it goes. Let us know.
    Applied those settings.
    Monitor went to sleep after 10 minutes during Streamed Video

    Power option for display: Set to Never Click image for larger version. 

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    My setting here.

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  4.    05 Apr 2016 #4

    Seems like I am having a similar problem to what people have experienced here;
    Monitor turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity - Page 5 - Windows 10 Forums

    One guys monitor on that thread ^^^ Always turned off after 5 minutes no matter what his power settings were.

    I hate to Re-install and waste all these writes to my SSD. This is literally the ONLY problem I've ever had with windows 10. I hope there is some Windows 10 Savant out there who can fix this...
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  5. axe0's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Pro
       05 Apr 2016 #5

    When you click 'Change settings that are currently unavailable', do you see any setting that becomes available that may cause this?
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  6.    05 Apr 2016 #6

    might not be a true fix but what if you would say 100000 minutes? At least you would be able to watch your movies for the time being ?
    Last edited by zztemp; 05 Apr 2016 at 09:21.
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  7.    05 Apr 2016 #7

    axe0 said: View Post
    When you click 'Change settings that are currently unavailable', do you see any setting that becomes available that may cause this?
    No nothing that I see. Checked Bios too. Nothing there or obscure.

    Also I set Set the screen to turn off after 3 hours. Didn't work. Still shuts off after 10 minutes.
    Another thing to note is the screen saver doesn't work at all. I can put the screen saver to 1 minute... and it never comes on.

    Simply upgrading my graphics card caused this. Oh well. I will just reformat. Though I have like 200 GB of video games I will have to reinstall onto my fresh new SSD =/
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  8.    05 Apr 2016 #8

    Did a Systems File Check...
    Fixed some files but... didn't fix the screen saver / power options.

    Found this thread here too... many people experiencing the same issue.
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...86b2407?page=1
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  9.    12 Apr 2016 #9

    Today I ran a scan with Malware Bytes (free trial version).
    The scan found a few trojan/backdoor/problem items. Not much. But one was like identified as a "not recommended windows setting". That setting I believe was one of these registry items below.
    After the scan and reboot It fixed the problem, after removing the following;

    Processes: 2
    Trojan.Injector, C:\Users\Dojii\AppData\Roaming\WinRAR\nwtray.exe, 6284, Delete-on-Reboot, [a94d9b12a9f00c2a8ddf60c182808b75]
    Backdoor.Agent.BDB, C:\Users\Dojii\AppData\Roaming\WinRAR\nvvswc.exe, 6964, Delete-on-Reboot, [cc2a3d7067321323e7ba60bf7b875da3]


    Modules: 0
    (No malicious items detected)


    Registry Keys: 0
    (No malicious items detected)


    Registry Values: 1
    PUM.Optional.UserWLoad, HKU\S-1-5-21-1558198759-2112101247-383713384-1001\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\WINDOWS|Load, C:\Users\Dojii\AppData\Roaming\WinRAR\nvvswc.exe, Quarantined, [20d6c0edbedbb97dd147275557adee12]


    Registry Data: 1
    Backdoor.Agent.BDB, HKU\S-1-5-21-1558198759-2112101247-383713384-1001\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\WINDOWS|Load, C:\Users\Dojii\AppData\Roaming\WinRAR\nvvswc.exe, Good: (), Bad: (C:\Users\Dojii\AppData\Roaming\WinRAR\nvvswc.exe),Replaced,[cc2a3d7067321323e7ba60bf7b875da3]


    Folders: 0
    (No malicious items detected)


    Files: 2
    Trojan.Injector, C:\Users\Dojii\AppData\Roaming\WinRAR\nwtray.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [a94d9b12a9f00c2a8ddf60c182808b75],
    Backdoor.Agent.BDB, C:\Users\Dojii\AppData\Roaming\WinRAR\nvvswc.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [cc2a3d7067321323e7ba60bf7b875da3],


    Physical Sectors: 0
    (No malicious items detected)




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  10. RWOne's Avatar
    Posts : 462
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       12 Apr 2016 #10

    Good to hear, and you removed malware to boot, I was going to ask if the monitor itself may have had a timeout setting.

    If that's the case, please set to solved ...
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