Windows 10: Monitor turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity

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  1. Posts : 83
    Win 10 Pro Version 1607 (Build 14393.187)
       28 May 2016 #61

    jaxxxx said: View Post
    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!!!
    I just wanted to add, I am new here, just for now, but want to learn and stick around. I want to thank this user "stratowar" for the ultimate fix of my problem. I spent way too much time figuring this out. Originally, I couldn't upgrade to version 1511 from the original Windows 10 Build, so I did a clean install, had a few glitches of course, but nothing major as I worked all of them out on my own. Obviously you'll know this is an old PC, but kept in shape. I was so happy to have a clean installed 1511 version of Win 10 Pro, but with this new annoying shut off problem, I felt so unsecured, and couldn't figure why it was happening, especially when all my custom settings wasn't suppose to allow this to happen. I

    just REALLY want to say, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH "stratowar"!!! I feel complete now! I have a fully functional updated windows 10 version, on an old Windows XP SP3 PC, I partitioned this old drive, installed windows 7 Ultimate with SP1, and Windows 10 Pro with winver 1511. I just cannot say thank you enough!!!
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  2.    11 Jun 2016 #62

    Same deal here- screen turns off when it shouldnt.


    CaesarMagnus said: View Post
    To clarify, the laptop goes to sleep after 2 minutes of being idle, even though all my power settings (whether the laptop is on battery or plugged in) are set to a longer time (15 minutes). No matter what I change the power settings to for sleep, it always goes to sleep after two minutes idle if I wake it after the first time with my mouse.
    I am in same boat. My laptop's screen turns off in like a minute of inactivity no matter what the power setttings are. there is no way to fix this ..i have tried so many troubleshooting things and none of it has worked. It is a Lenovo Yoga 700. This is so annoying. How can i fix this issue??? I even set it to never turn off and that didnt work. Crazy.
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  3. Posts : 83
    Win 10 Pro Version 1607 (Build 14393.187)
       26 Jun 2016 #63

    F finally bought a new graphics card online, being my Desktop Nvidia card GT 9400 kept on shutting off display after 5 minutes or so of idle time. Its an older PC, and yes, I do know a newer graphics card won't enhance performance, but at least it might provide stability. The 9400 GT Nvidia card didn't have a fan, or a strong enough fan, or maybe very dirty. The new MSI 730 GDDR5 might do the trick, speed up or at least display better in video and quality, so I am asking, and I bought this online, haven't received it yet, will this be compatible with an old 925 chipset, Pentium D 2.8? Checking out my older original generic graphics card, the new MSI 730 is about the same size. My PC specs are listed on the side. Here are the full specs of the new card:

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  4. Posts : 83
    Win 10 Pro Version 1607 (Build 14393.187)
       26 Jun 2016 #64

    GeForce 9400 GT

    Price and performance details for the GeForce 9400 GT can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.
    • The first graph shows the relative performance of the videocard compared to the 10 other common videocards in terms of PassMark G3D Mark.
    • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the G3DMark per dollar.

    GeForce 9400 GT + Compare Average G3D Mark
    Description: Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16,PCI, Max Memory Size: 1024 MB, Core Clock(s): 550 MHz, Memory Clock(s): 800,1600 MHz, Graphics API Support: DirectX 10 OpenGL 3.3 Max TDP: 50 W
    Videocard Category: Desktop
    Other names: Geforce 9400GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT (Prerelease - WDDM 1.1), WinFast PX9400 GT(NVIDIA)
    Videocard First Benchmarked: 2010-11-03
    G3DMark/\$Price: 2.44 Overall Rank: 862
    Last Price Change: $79.99 USD (2015-10-01)


    GeForce GT 730 + Compare Average G3D Mark
    Description: Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x8 x16, Max Memory Size: 2048 MB, Core Clock(s): 700-902 MHz, Memory Clock(s): 550-1250 MHz, Graphics API Support: DirectX 12.0 OpenGL 4.5 Max TDP: 49 W
    Videocard Category: Desktop
    Other names: (PE) NVIDIA GeForce GT 730, NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
    Videocard First Benchmarked: 2014-07-11
    G3DMark/\$Price: 17.44 Overall Rank: 343
    Last Price Change: $52.98 USD (2014-07-12)
    924

    Samples: 1926
    There is a little better performance, of course that doesn't affect the old CPU Pentium D - 2.8 Gz.
    195

    Samples: 909
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  5.    16 Jul 2016 #65

    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!

    THANK YOU!!! This worked great for me!
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  6.    31 Jul 2016 #66

    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!

    THANK YOU!!!! I was beginning to feel like I would never solve this. I knew there had to be something that I could tweak to get this elusive 'system unattended sleep timeout' to turn up. Your instructions are so easy to execute, plus it actually worked! I don't typically sign up to a forum once I have gained the information needed, but I just had to thank you! Thank you very much!

    Cheers,

    Shell
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  7. Posts : 83
    Win 10 Pro Version 1607 (Build 14393.187)
       31 Jul 2016 #67

    Shelley said: View Post
    THANK YOU!!!! I was beginning to feel like I would never solve this. I knew there had to be something that I could tweak to get this elusive 'system unattended sleep timeout' to turn up. Your instructions are so easy to execute, plus it actually worked! I don't typically sign up to a forum once I have gained the information needed, but I just had to thank you! Thank you very much!

    Cheers,

    Shell
    Hi Shell, I actually wound up getting a newer graphics card eventually, just so you know, because this worked for a while, but come to find out, my graphics card that was being used, was overheating, old and needed replacing. But I hope the instructions above solve your problem. I'd assume you have a newer PC. Mine is old, and I just bought a MSI Nvidia card, just a 730 GT but with GDDR5 which boosted response and display overall quite well. I will admit, Windows 10 has these hidden functions MS should be more transparent about. I still yet to know all my security flaws, more or less wide open MS reporting to them. But I do love the new OS! :-)
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  8.    01 Aug 2016 #68

    And no way to turn it on again


    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 to barriesargent and stratowar.
    It was easy to follow your instructions, but without them not many people will be able to find the setting.
    This seems not to be a bug. I feel cheated and insulted by Microsoft.
    I had to wait for my program to finish, before restarting my computer, which took me several hours. I hope now my setting to 99999 minutes will suffice. There should be an option for 'never'.
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  9.    08 Sep 2016 #69

    I tried all sorts of solutions on my wife's computer and even had Microsoft try several times to solve the problem of going to sleep after 10 minutes. even higher level people at MS didn't find a solution.

    To solve the problem I installed Don't Sleep a program download from cnet. this allows you to set how long your computer will stay awake. it is not such and elegant solution but it works while other solutions did not.

    Give it a try...
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  10.    27 Sep 2016 #70

    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!
    Thank you stratowar! Like others, I registered on this site just to tell you how awesome you are! Mine still goes to sleep about once a week, but it's MUCH better than it was. To wake it up I go into the Advanced Display settings for that monitor, change the resolution to something else, click Apply, then change it back to the Recommended Settings.
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