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Windows 7: Screen saver - monitors off - wont work - powercfg

07 Dec 2010   #1
Technet249

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Screen saver - monitors off - wont work - powercfg

The screen saver and power settings will not engage. I set to turn off monitors in 1 minute and even if i leave for a hour they are still on. Same with screen saver.

I came across powercfg and ran

Quote:
powercfg -REQUESTS
and it showed
Quote:
SYSTEM:
[DRIVER] Realtek High Definition Audio (HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0889&SUBSYS
_14627577&REV_1000\4&16525e8e&0&0201)
An audio stream is currently in use.
Okay, so even though I don't have any audio playing, it seems like the Realtek driver is causing the system to basically reset the timer. I tried to disable it by invoking the powercfg device disable wake argument and i get a permissions issue.

Quote:
powercfg -DEVICEDISABLEWAKE "Realtek High Definition Audio"
You do not have permission to enable or disable device wake.
The issue is that I have ran CMD as administrator and am logged in as an administrator. I am running the latest version of Realtek driver for Windows 7, why would this happen? suggestions on getting this resolved?


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09 Dec 2010   #2
Technet249

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

uninstalled realtek drivers to just run windows drivers. didnt fix it.

any suggestions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2010   #3
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

What did powercfg -REQUESTS show after you uninstalled the RealTek driver?
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10 Dec 2010   #4
Technet249

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
What did powercfg -REQUESTS show after you uninstalled the RealTek driver?
it shows:
Quote:
DISPLAY:
None.

SYSTEM:
[DRIVER] High Definition Audio Device (HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0889&SUBSYS_
14627577&REV_1000\4&16525e8e&0&0201)
An audio stream is currently in use.

AWAYMODE:
None.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2010   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This is what I get with that command. I actually executed the command 3 times, on the second time I had an audio application open.
Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -REQUESTS
DISPLAY:
None.
SYSTEM:
None.
AWAYMODE:
None.
 
C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -REQUESTS
DISPLAY:
None.
SYSTEM:
[DRIVER] Realtek High Definition Audio (HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS
_10192609&REV_1001\4&30a3114a&0&0001)
An audio stream is currently in use.
AWAYMODE:
None.
 
C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -REQUESTS
DISPLAY:
None.
SYSTEM:
None.
AWAYMODE:
None.
 
C:\Windows\system32>
I suggest that you try reinstalling the latest driver, using this method: Device Manager - Install Driver - Vista Forums

Latest driver: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2010   #6
Technet249

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
This is what I get with that command. I actually executed the command 3 times, on the second time I had an audio application open.
Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -REQUESTS
DISPLAY:
None.
SYSTEM:
None.
AWAYMODE:
None.
 
C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -REQUESTS
DISPLAY:
None.
SYSTEM:
[DRIVER] Realtek High Definition Audio (HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS
_10192609&REV_1001\4&30a3114a&0&0001)
An audio stream is currently in use.
AWAYMODE:
None.
 
C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -REQUESTS
DISPLAY:
None.
SYSTEM:
None.
AWAYMODE:
None.
 
C:\Windows\system32>
I suggest that you try reinstalling the latest driver, using this method: Device Manager - Install Driver - Vista Forums

Latest driver: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

I am assuming that your monitors go off and the system goes to sleep properly? I am running the latest drivers and still not working. Would it be caused by something else? Any suggestions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2011   #7
need4steer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

No solution yet?
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