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Windows 7: Display turning off after 15 mins.

22 Oct 2015   #1
furydeath

Windows 7 Pro. x64
 
 
Display turning off after 15 mins.

Ever since the last update on my computer the display setting will not save and is always getting set back to 15 mins. Even when I go in and change it back to never I'll come back to my screens off and the, turn off the display" set to 15. It's never done this before till the last update windows 7 got.


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22 Oct 2015   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Can you do a system restore to immediately before the update in question and see if that cures the problem. If it does just download the update again and let it run. The update might have got corrupted when first downloading! You didn't turn your PC off accidently while the download was taking place did you you?
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22 Oct 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Never heard of an update doing anything to your monitor timeout settings.

Set it back to default settings, save changes, reboot the pc.

Post your results.
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23 Oct 2015   #4
furydeath

Windows 7 Pro. x64
 
 

can't do a system restore it seems. The updates where on the 14th and the only day it shows i can restore to is the 18th. It just seems to be random when doing this. Got home turned it on was set to 15 mins so I turn it back to never but left the screen up with it showing never. didn't turn off once. tho I havn't let it stand alone.

The only other main thing I can think of that I changed was I started using bitdefender tho I don't see anything in it that would affect the sleep timer.
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23 Oct 2015   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What anti virus were you running before you installed Bitdefender? If you had an A/V before did you uninstall it before installing Bitdefender? If you did what method did you use to uninsstall it?
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23 Oct 2015   #6
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by furydeath View Post
can't do a system restore it seems. The updates where on the 14th and the only day it shows i can restore to is the 18th. It just seems to be random when doing this. Got home turned it on was set to 15 mins so I turn it back to never but left the screen up with it showing never. didn't turn off once. tho I havn't let it stand alone.

The only other main thing I can think of that I changed was I started using bitdefender tho I don't see anything in it that would affect the sleep timer.

You need to close all the powersaver screen setting dialogues at least once for it to save the settings. My experience.
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23 Oct 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

After all these changes make sure you reboot a couple of times.
Then look and see if the wanted settings stayed as they were set.
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24 Oct 2015   #8
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Have you considered making changes to the policy settings to see if they override the power management settings in control panel?
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24 Oct 2015   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

It seems to me that you would want you monitor to turn off in about 15 minutes. You sure don't want it to stay on all the time.
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25 Oct 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

And check your system restore space, if windows is not creating restore points then something`s wrong or you do not have enough space allocated.

Exactly Jim, monitor off in 10 or 15, sleep in 30.
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