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Windows 7: PC will not idle


08 Aug 2011   #1

 
PC will not idle

Hello lads,

I'm sorry if I'm not posting this in the right place, but I don't know where else this would fit.

Since I upgraded my PC, I realized that it won't detect idleness. I set my monitor to turn off after 1 minute, but that doesn't happen. The same applies to anything I set to turn off, or show away after X minutes.

Does anyone have a suggestion for me?

It's Win 7 Ultimate, 64-bit.

Thank you.

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08 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

Do you have antivirus software? Do you use any streaming or other special apps?
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08 Aug 2011   #3

 

I do use Avast free antivirus.

No mate, actually I set my Win to start raw, only running the Avast.
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08 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

Please post a screenshot of your task manager opened at the processes tab, and check 'show processes from all users' and put it to fullscreen please.
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08 Aug 2011   #5

 

Here you are.

I had to divide in 2 screens, because my crappy resolution won't allow all the processes to fit in only one shot.



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08 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

U are running Crysis, but nothings seems to be to much active alongside with it...
So, what is the problem then?
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08 Aug 2011   #7

 

I don't know man, otherwise I wouldn't have come here to ask.

And when I want it to turn off minutor/sleep, I close everything running, but still it won't go...

Maybe it's a BIOS setting?
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08 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

Please follow this tut and restart.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
You can also reset the bios to 'optimized settings'. Does your computer count time correctly?
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09 Aug 2011   #9

 

Done the sfc /verifyonly, found nothing wrong.

Yes, the BIOS settings are set to optimized, and yes the time counts correctly.

Still no luck.
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09 Aug 2011   #10

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

You might want to play around with the Power Plan settings. But before you make any changes, I'd suggest writing down or taking a screen shot of your current settings so you can remember what they are if things don't work out. I'd also suggest creating a new System Restore point or (preferably) a new system image if you have the capability.

Power Plan Settings - Change

System Restore Point - Create

System Restore
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