Windows 10: Monitor turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity

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  1. Posts : 2
    windows 10 64bit
       01 Jan 2016 #41

    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!
    How did you even know this? And how is System unattended sleep timeout different than regular sleep timer?
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  2.    12 Jan 2016 #42

    Hi folks,

    I have spent several days on and off investigating this and have gotten nowhere. Every single tip mentioned in the thread, from start to finish, has been performed, and my monitor still goes out after five minutes. No setting that I have been able to find is set to five minutes... This is the point where I give up for the time being.

    The solution right now is that I have written a small Windows Application that prevents the system from going into any form of save mode regarding the monitor. I start it when I start work and I close it at night. A sad solution, but nonetheless working. I will clean up the code and post a link to the app here so that any of you sufferers can use it until it is resolved.

    A good thing is that if someone could start a documentation of all parameters, registry or GUI, that affect this, and we can all add to it. I am a bit short of time, though...

    So, now I can work my two computers without having to fiddle the mouse on the other every few minutes. Nice! Microsoft: bad mess!

    All the best,

    Per
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  3.    13 Jan 2016 #43

    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!
    Thanks and well done.
    I'd like to know how you knew that too?
    An example of Microsoft's security by obscurity, perhaps?
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       19 Jan 2016 #44

    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.
    I can't believe it was this easy. All of the scrolling, searching, and pulling out hair, this simple step worked. Microsoft needs to get it together. Thank you!
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  5.    19 Jan 2016 #45

    Microsoft hosts its own forums in TechNet. I've never felt that Microsoft development personnel ever look at those forums, much less the fantastic independent "Ten Forums, Eight Forums, Seven Forums". It's rather sad actually. I believe all development staff need to staff the end-user support desks and forums a few hours a week to hear from actual users.

    Nobody hears your screams in space or in Microsoft. I'm grateful for the open ears and support provided to and by each other in Ten Forums.
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  6.    04 Feb 2016 #46

    Thank you! I've been trying to fix this problem for like six months!


    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 absolutely worked. Many thanks to you for posting the solution. I actually registered on this forum just to thank you.
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  7.    13 Apr 2016 #47

    Same as Cryomerlin, I would like to thank Stratowar for fixing the bug in the W10.

    I'm still testing the computer now, and it seems okay.

    Question: can we change the sleep time in the power option now with Stratowar's setting?
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  8.    13 Apr 2016 #48

    Since installing build 10586 I no longer have the sleep issue.
    Last edited by T0mmy1977; 13 Mar 2017 at 16:55.
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 x64
       26 Apr 2016 #49

    Hi. Same issue and I fixed using the regedit solution.

    Many, many, many thanks.
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  10.    27 Apr 2016 #50

    I am having a similar issue, however mine is not a case of the display turning off/a blank screen saver. The laptop just goes to sleep, but not just after being idle, it does it while you are using it. I was in the middle of typing something yesterday and it went into sleep mode, woke itself up, then as I was typing the password in it went to sleep again. This repeated a number of times before it would stay awake long enough for me to put the password in. Then it would stay awake for a maximum of 5 minutes before flickering in and out of sleep mode. I have tried the regedit method that stratowar mentioned, along with all other methods mentioned in this thread. Nothing seems to have worked. It is set to never sleep on battery and while plugged in, unattended sleep time out is set to 24 hours (I have tried this at various different times and it had no effect), hard disk is set to never turn off, same for the display. I checked the BIOS and there was no mention of any sleep settings in there.
    I was wondering if anyone else has had it go to sleep whilst they were actually working on it, because from what I can tell for everyone else it has been when the machine was left idle for a minute or two, and I don't recall anyone mentioning that it continuously goes to sleep, wakes itself up, goes to sleep again a few seconds later, then wakes up again. For lack of a technical term at this moment, I shall diagnose my machine with narcolepsy.
    If anyone has anymore ideas I would love to hear them, as I am considering doing a fresh install of 10 but I would rather save that as a complete last resort.
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