Windows 10: Monitor turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity

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  1.    17 Nov 2015 #31

    Stratowar I registered for this site just to let you know that you are AWESOME. I was ready to throw my computer out the window for this bug, but now it's fixed. That's one of about 100 down LOL.

    BTW, I will never buy a Windows machine again. They were all I used at one point until a new job made me switch to Macs. I got a PC home computer just for fun after about 10 years away and I am so disappointed with what they've done with the system. Darned near useless. Just look at how deep they buried the fix to this trivial but highly annoying little hang-up.

    /rant

    stratowar said: View Post
    Here is the solution that worked out for me:

    1. Click on the windows icon
    2. Type regedit
    3. Right-click on regedit icon, click Run as administrator
    4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\238C9FA8-0AAD-41ED-83F4-97BE242C8F20\7bc4a2f9-d8fc-4469-b07b-33eb785aaca0
    5. Double click on Attributes
    6. Enter number 2.
    7. Go to Advanced power settings (click on Windows button, write power options, click on Power Options, in the selected plan click on the Change plan settings, click on the Change advanced power settings).
    8. Click on the Change settings that are currently unavailable
    9. Click Sleep, then System unattended sleep timeout, then change these settings from 2 Minutes to 20 for example.
    That's it!
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  2.    07 Dec 2015 #32

    Computer sleeps after 2 minutes, Windows 10


    I've read a lot of the responses to people with the same problem of the computer going to sleep after 2 minutes. I don't know the first thing about computers/coding/etc. Is there a simple solution for a non-tech person? I upgraded to Windows 10 and now think I may have to buy a whole new computer. I can't function with a computer that constantly goes to sleep. So frustrating.


    mfaklis said: View Post
    I set mine to 3600 (60 minutes in seconds). I should go back and set it to zero since zero worked for you and 3600 seconds didn't help me much at all.

    To make it easier, you could have downloaded the script (there's one for set and another for unset), changed the time using a text editor like notepad (I use notepad++), and then after saving the modified script, just click on the file.

    A safer approach would be to use regedit to find the current setting, or the next higher setting that exists. Then export it inorder to save the current settings incase you need to revert.

    You already experience3d regedit, so it would be a shame to not learn this utility. You can likely find a tutorial her, or on Microsoft TechNet. Here in San Francisco, we can access most tech manuals on the web, with just a library card.
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  3.    07 Dec 2015 #33

    markleck said: View Post
    I've read a lot of the responses to people with the same problem of the computer going to sleep after 2 minutes. I don't know the first thing about computers/coding/etc. Is there a simple solution for a non-tech person? I upgraded to Windows 10 and now think I may have to buy a whole new computer. I can't function with a computer that constantly goes to sleep. So frustrating.
    This two-minute console lock was fixed with the (November) 1511 update to Windows 10.

    HOWEVER, do not install the 1511 update. It corrupts the operating system! Read about this in other threads on the Windows 10 Forum. I'm a professional and spent all November trying to debug this on the first three releases. Microsoft re-released this update four times. On their third attempt, they pulled off the Internet and re-released it a fourth time on November 25. I have no confidence that the fourth attempt will work any better. Novice users don't stand a chance dealing with this. The only viable solution was to wipe the disk and install Windows 8.1. I'm waiting for Microsoft to provide a free recovery program before I try Windows 10 again. Other than that, the 1511 update to Windows 10 looked pretty good, but looks are deceiving.
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       10 Dec 2015 #34

    Yeeeesss!!!!


    stratowar said: View Post
    Here is the solution that worked out for me:

    1. Click on the windows icon
    2. Type regedit
    3. Right-click on regedit icon, click Run as administrator
    4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\238C9FA8-0AAD-41ED-83F4-97BE242C8F20\7bc4a2f9-d8fc-4469-b07b-33eb785aaca0
    5. Double click on Attributes
    6. Enter number 2.
    7. Go to Advanced power settings (click on Windows button, write power options, click on Power Options, in the selected plan click on the Change plan settings, click on the Change advanced power settings).
    8. Click on the Change settings that are currently unavailable
    9. Click Sleep, then System unattended sleep timeout, then change these settings from 2 Minutes to 20 for example.
    That's it!
    This has saved the day! worked perfect and I no longer have to sign in after I get back from the printer that is 10 feet away! Maybe Microsoft should pay you a premium since they haven't done anything to help.

    Edit: Aaaaaaaaaaaand it's gone...I shut down last night, started up this morning, and back to the same mess. I checked the settings and they are all still the same. It seems that the screen where you change your screen saver/preview overrides everything. I can set that to never, or the highest time amount, apply, close it, open it back up, and it is back to 5 minutes. THAT is the setting I need to know how to change.
    Last edited by Partizant; 11 Dec 2015 at 04:02.
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  5.    10 Dec 2015 #35

    This from another forum fixed this issue for me.

    Got to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\238C9FA8-0AAD-41ED-83F4-97BE242C8F20\7bc4a2f9-d8fc-4469-b07b-33eb785aaca0\DefaultPowerSchemeValues


    Edit each of the sub-keys. Each corresponds to one of the power plans. If you choose ACSettings (Decimal value is 3600 seconds for 1 hour) you are choosing a behavior for when the machine is plugged in, DCSettings are for battery power.
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       15 Dec 2015 #36

    Mine fixed


    So here's what I did, and it worked for me. I reset all power plans through the windows HP "?" search on my tool bar. When I did that, the "on battery" showed up as 5 min which is when my screensaver would timeout. I also removed my lock screen photo and let it default to windows scheme. I reset everything, but with times instead of selecting "never". I then set my screensaver for a time longer than what what the power management settings were, and it has worked. I can't explain exactly how since it was a lot of fist pounding and clicking, but two days and still working.
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  7.    20 Dec 2015 #37

    I had the same problem and I figured out an easier fix. select all your power setting that you want. then I went into screen saver menu, mine was set to blank. I selected another one then reselected blank and click apply. That is all it took.oh and by the way, my power settings, on battery and plugged in, were set to 15 minutes each, I switched them to 30. after that do screen saver, and apply settings. it should work. I was also on windows 7 and was upgraded to 10.
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  8.    31 Dec 2015 #38

    This was a stupid, simple fix that blessa figured out..... Go to your screen saver.... Select one..... Change the timeout to 3000 minutes.... then apply.....then change it to none and hit apply.... your time will still be there.... 3000 minutes albeit grayed out..... mine has not blanked out for 30 minutes after this change.....
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  9.    31 Dec 2015 #39

    Partizant said: View Post
    So here's what I did, and it worked for me. I reset all power plans through the windows HP "?" search on my tool bar. When I did that, the "on battery" showed up as 5 min which is when my screensaver would timeout. I also removed my lock screen photo and let it default to windows scheme. I reset everything, but with times instead of selecting "never". I then set my screensaver for a time longer than what what the power management settings were, and it has worked. I can't explain exactly how since it was a lot of fist pounding and clicking, but two days and still working.
    nevermind
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  10.    31 Dec 2015 #40

    mmcma17 said: View Post
    I had the same problem and I figured out an easier fix. select all your power setting that you want. then I went into screen saver menu, mine was set to blank. I selected another one then reselected blank and click apply. That is all it took.oh and by the way, my power settings, on battery and plugged in, were set to 15 minutes each, I switched them to 30. after that do screen saver, and apply settings. it should work. I was also on windows 7 and was upgraded to 10.
    This was the fix!!!! Great job!!!
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