Windows 10: After each restart, Screen timeout is reset to "Never"
After each restart, Screen timeout is reset to "Never"
Every time I restart my computer (Windows 10 Home 64 bit), the setting under Power & Sleep -> Screen which controls the length of time before the screen blacks out is reset to "Never" . I don't want Windows to do this. I want this setting to stay at 10 minutes. How can I change this so that it remains at 10 minutes after a re-start?
Try to enter Advanced Settings below your Power options plan and change the Screen setting. I guess it has a higher priority, if you like, to set the correct time.
Paige Miller said:
Last edited by Win10Pro; 21 Dec 2016 at 04:14.
That was a good thought, but it didn't fix the problem.
Check also screen saver settings. could be just blank screen saver picture.
Maybe you'll find any hints under this link.
I've just read on a local, Polish, forum a suggestion to check ALL the programs running in the background to see if any of them is not a culprit. In other words: maybe one of the settings of an X application is set to: Reset screen timeout to Never after Windows reboots
I know it sounds crazy but I would add to that list ALL the periferals. If everything fails I start by eliminating even the most improbable options.
Have you tried to:
1. boot your PC in Safe Mode?
2. check BIOS settings?
3. turn (temporarily or for good) off Fast Startup? - on some machines it's not working correctly
Last edited by Win10Pro; 22 Dec 2016 at 06:31.
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