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Windows 7: Monitor keeps turning off after 15 Minutes(Power Options are on Never)

01 Nov 2011   #11
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You may want to go into the Advanced setting and set Hard disk to
Turn off hard disk after Setting: Never.


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01 Nov 2011   #12
timez

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Everything is on never - hard disk - moniter - everything.

Also i thought it might have been the virus scanner or something so i stopped it loading at startup - in my trey i now have - volume control and network connection.

In msconfig startup list - i only have the java updater.

Also whatever it is - its defo doing it at exactlly 14 mins 30 seconds each time (ive been timing it on a stopwatch)

- so nothing loading at startup - not even a virus scanner - yet without fail - hard drive activity - then floppy drive access - exact to the second.
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01 Nov 2011   #13
timez

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

as there seems to not be a fix for this im just gonna have to disconnect the floppy drive.
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01 Nov 2011   #14
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

hptskmgr.exe
Do a google search for the above, if you have any HP components installed.
It could be the culprit.
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01 Nov 2011   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Silly suggestion, have you clicked Save Settings after changing power plan options?
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01 Nov 2011   #16
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Wow, did anyone read his original post ????

I had the same issue with a Biostar Motherboard. Everything was set to never and the monitor would go off and the hard drive would spin up as if the machine was restarting but it wasn`t. It had NOTHING to do with the monitor. I think it was all windows. I have no direct answer as to why it did it. The ATI card works fine. After a few reinstalls the problem has seemed to have vanished on about 5 different hard drives.
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01 Nov 2011   #17
timez

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Yeah i do have a hp printer installed - and im pretty sure it might be that now - but its not in msconfig - and i searched the registry for it - no entry with that name tho dammit

Timez
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01 Nov 2011   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
Wow, did anyone read his original post ????

I had the same issue with a Biostar Motherboard. Everything was set to never and the monitor would go off and the hard drive would spin up as if the machine was restarting but it wasn`t. It had NOTHING to do with the monitor. I think it was all windows. I have no direct answer as to why it did it. The ATI card works fine. After a few reinstalls the problem has seemed to have vanished on about 5 different hard drives.
Yes, yes I did. With millions of different hardware configs, it must be Windows fault. Yup, why didn't I realize this?
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01 Nov 2011   #19
timez

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for trying to help everyone - I dont actually need the floppy connected to be honist - so as the work around i think i will just disconnect it.

Windows cant access a drive that doesnt exist right...! lol

Timez
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01 Nov 2011   #20
timez

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

At least the monitor stays on now and doesnt flash - thats the main thing

Timez
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