Monitor turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity

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  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #51

    I've fixed this problem with the regedit approach twice, and the solution works -- but something is going on, because within a month or two, I need to do it again. I've added the Unattended Sleep setting to my advanced power controls in the hope that when this happens again, as I'm sure it will, I don't need to go through another internet search and plow through a dozen web pages to remember the solution. I don't know what's going on, but I'm on my computer all day (teach online college courses) and this problem is beyond annoying for me.
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  2. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #52

    Thanks Stratowar. Your solution worked for me.

    Cheers.

    stratowar said:
    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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  3. Posts : 26
    Win-10 Home
       #53

    Mine just started doing this, right after I updated the drivers for my nVidia 980. Wondering if it is a glitch...
    I've tried all the other fixes with no success. Maybe a new driver update will help...
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  4. Posts : 26
    Win-10 Home
       #54

    Help!!!


    KentuckyOutback said:
    Mine just started doing this, right after I updated the drivers for my nVidia 980. Wondering if it is a glitch...
    I've tried all the other fixes with no success. Maybe a new driver update will help...
    Well crap! I've done EVERYTHING! Updated the video card drivers, tried all the tricks listed in this thread, updated the drivers for my monitor, etc...
    Why does the dang thing not only turn the monitor off, it goes into sleep mode after about 30 min...
    I'm ready to pull the remaining hair out of my head...
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  5. Posts : 26
    Win-10 Home
       #55

    Well, after trying EVERYTHING, the stupid thing will now turn the monitor off, then it starts blinking on and off, then goes to sleep...
    This is just too much! I'm shutting it off before I put a bullet through the tower...
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  6. Posts : 26
    Win-10 Home
       #56

    Solved!!!


    Whatever is going on, I fixed it!!!
    I went here:
    5 Tools to Prevent Windows From Sleeping or Turning Off the Display • Raymond.CC
    And downloaded Caffeine. It simulates the pressing of a keyboard key every 40sec.
    The computer thinks you're actively typing, so it doesn't go to sleep!!!
    There are 4 other programs you can choose, but Caffeine worked its charm on my Win10 PC.
    Now I need a bottle of aspirin...
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #57

    rpol16 said:
    I recently updated from Window 8.1 to Windows 10. The upgrade went fairly well except for my laptop monitor turning off after 1 or 2 minutes of inactivity. I have changed all power settings to appropriate times. At times, normally after a fresh restart, my screen saver kicks in correctly. However, after a few times of working correctly, my monitor begins to turn off again.
    "Cut paste from later in this tread....
    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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  8. Posts : 1
    windows 10
       #58

    Simple Solution


    Bruno
    You are absolutly ritgh. It's the simpliest solution to put sleeping the computer when you want! Your solution is the same since XP; the problem it's find it in Windows 10. Your explanation was perfectly clear ans simply to apply. I fix the problem in one minute!
    Thank you, Rui Lopes (PT)

    blessa said:
    In my case the solution was simple, but not easy to realize. I never use a lockscreen, but after the migration the updater changed my configs creating a blank lockscreen that runs after 1 minute of inactivity. My windows is in portuguese, then I do not know if in the english version the terms are the same I will describe below.

    To change this configuration, click with the right button on the work area (where you have some icons and the wallpaper). Go in 'personalize' option (remember, I am translating from portuguese, the word in english can be other). At left bar, chose 'lockscreen'. At the end chose 'lockscreen configuration' (it is the last option). Then change the lockscreen to 'none' (first option) or change the wait time. If selected, unselect the option 'at restart, show logon screen'.

    I hope this can help others.
    Bruno
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  9. Posts : 7
    windows 10
       #59

    blessa said:
    In my case the solution was simple, but not easy to realize. I never use a lockscreen, but after the migration the updater changed my configs creating a blank lockscreen that runs after 1 minute of inactivity. My windows is in portuguese, then I do not know if in the english version the terms are the same I will describe below.

    To change this configuration, click with the right button on the work area (where you have some icons and the wallpaper). Go in 'personalize' option (remember, I am translating from portuguese, the word in english can be other). At left bar, chose 'lockscreen'. At the end chose 'lockscreen configuration' (it is the last option). Then change the lockscreen to 'none' (first option) or change the wait time. If selected, unselect the option 'at restart, show logon screen'.

    I hope this can help others.
    Bruno

    Ok, i checked this and there is no wait time for lock screen in windows 10. i like having the lock screen but i guess i will say none if it helps this situation. Why cant we use a lock screen. I dont like windows 10.
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  10. Posts : 83
    Win 10 Pro Version 1607 (Build 14393.187)
       #60

    stratowar said:
    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 FINALLY worked for me! I have tried for days, everything I have seen here or on Googling, Binging, whatever search, tried all the suggestions, but nada, shut off in usually 6-7 minutes, just display though.

    This so far has been the fix! For me anyway - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! :)
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