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Windows 7: Power Plan changes not applying.

17 Feb 2016   #1
neofury

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Power Plan changes not applying.

It's been 5 days since this annoying bug started, i can't watch even an 11 minute long video without even standing to move the mouse or press a key to turn on the monitor, why? Because my monitor keeps turning off every 10 minutes when i'm idle even when i'm playing videos. I changed the power plan setting "Turn off the display" in 1 minute, but it never works, i tried changing it to an hour but still persist to turning off every 10 minutes or so. I also tried changing almost everything in the advance settings and yet nothing happens. There are no screen savers on and i also tried command lines to change them and also removing the usb mouse and keyboard. Has anyone experienced this before? would appreciate the help, i tried almost everything i see on google already.


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17 Feb 2016   #2
indianacarnie

 

Welcome to the forums neofury!

Excuse me for asking this, but you are clicking "save" when you finish, correct? Also what power plan are you using?

Have you tried using the Powercfg.exe tool? Set the plan/settings you want then click Start > All Programs > Accessories. Right click on Command Prompt and Run as administrator. When the command box/window comes up type Powercfg -setactive Scheme_GUID and press enter.

Hope this helps.
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17 Feb 2016   #3
neofury

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the welcome. and yes i save every time. I'm currently using balanced, i tried the high performance and power saver with same results and also made my own plan and still ended up the same, I'm already considering formating my unit if this still persists. and yes, i also tried the Powercfg.exe tool in command prompt.
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17 Feb 2016   #4
indianacarnie

 

Hmmmmmmmmm, you say this started 5 days ago, do you have any restore points to before that in system restore? Might be worth a shot.

Or you could try a sfc/scannow to check for any corrupted system files.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Or even a repair install.

Repair Install
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17 Feb 2016   #5
neofury

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Still nothing, last time i updated was 2 Days ago, 2/16/2016 because of this bug. I also tried that sfc /scannnow
it found no errors of what sort. Probably repair or format is the best choice i have for now. Nonetheless, thanks for trying to help.
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17 Feb 2016   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I don't know if this is what you did, but I hope this will help. Go into your Control Panel and Power Settings. This should do it. Make the time longer but the Sleep should be Never.


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17 Feb 2016   #7
neofury

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I don't know if this is what you did, but I hope this will help. Go into your Control Panel and Power Settings. This should do it. Make the time longer but the Sleep should be Never.
Well, that is exactly what i did. I also changed the advance settings including making my own power plan setting.
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17 Feb 2016   #8
plodr

Home Premium and Pro 32 bit and 64 bit (4 computers)
 
 

Check in screensaver that you do not have it set to start in 10 minutes and have no screensaver. The screen will black out in 10 minutes if it is set up that way.

Set the screensaver for a very long time if you don't want to keep moving the mouse.
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