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Windows 7: Monitors will not automatically turn off

12 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 
Monitors will not automatically turn off

I'm using Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. I have my power options set to turn off the monitor after 20 minutes and the computer is not set to sleep or hibernate.

When over 20 minutes has expired, the monitors do not turn off. On rare occasion they do, though (by 'they' I am referring to dual monitors).

I Googled this issue and tried disabling "Allow this device to wake the computer" on the properties page for that network device in device manager. This didn't help. What could be preventing my displays from automatically turning off? Note that during this time I have torrents running, so I'm not sure if it is indeed still the network connectivity that is causing this issue. I never had this kind of problem in Windows XP.

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12 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

There's probably some software running that's preventing the monitors to shut off. Maybe a software emulated a user's presence.

Could be that the system detect faint mouse movement even when it's not really moving. If you are using a very high dpi settings, try lowering it to test.

Think of other things along these lines. Use a 1 minute timer to shut off the monitors to test out things you try.
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15 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

i encounter this kind or problem too since i format my vista home premium to windows 7 x82 professional, the problem is caused by the graphic driver, u may try to uninstall your graphic driver and try let it turn off automatically, this problem havent solved by me yet i installed the latest graphic driver from Nvidia site and this problem is still occuring.
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15 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

It's not a graphic driver problem. I have used every version of NVIDIA and ATI and they always work perfectly.
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15 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

So when I reported this issue, I had just changed my device parameters for my network card to disable wake on LAN and etc. Anything to do with the display on my network card driver I disabled. However, these changes do not take affect until you restart your computer (Which I didn't do, so of course the problem didn't seem solved). I restarted my computer and everything works great.

For those that want to try what I did, here's what you do:
  1. Go to device manager and right-click on your NIC and go to Properties
  2. After that, go to the 'Advanced' tab
  3. You'll see various options, such as "Shutdown Wake-On-Lan", "Wake on Magic Packet", "Wake on pattern match". Set all of these to "Disabled".
  4. Finally go to the "Power Management" tab and uncheck the "Allow this device to wake the computer" checkbox.
  5. Restart your computer and your computer's monitors should turn off at their scheduled time.
Note that these options in the steps listed above will not exist for wireless network cards, only for wired ones.
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07 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Sorry to revive my rather old post, but I'm still having this problem. I thought that I had this issue fixed but it is still happening. Sometimes my monitors turn off, other times it does not.

I'm not sure if this has anything to do with my hardware (i.e. I'm overclocking, and perhaps Windows 7 utilizes special hardware on my motherboard/CPU that keeps the system's idle timer from counting down like normal).

Can anyone provide me a "check list" of things I can check to eliminate this problem? Thanks in advance.
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10 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by voidpointer View Post
Sorry to revive my rather old post, but I'm still having this problem. I thought that I had this issue fixed but it is still happening. Sometimes my monitors turn off, other times it does not.

I'm not sure if this has anything to do with my hardware (i.e. I'm overclocking, and perhaps Windows 7 utilizes special hardware on my motherboard/CPU that keeps the system's idle timer from counting down like normal).

Can anyone provide me a "check list" of things I can check to eliminate this problem? Thanks in advance.
Have you ever solved this?

I've also had this problem for years but never really cared about it back then. The same with the HDD that doesn't stop spinning after X min of inactivity.
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27 Aug 2013   #8

OS Win7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 
thanks voidpointer

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by voidpointer View Post
So when I reported this issue, I had just changed my device parameters for my network card to disable wake on LAN and etc. Anything to do with the display on my network card driver I disabled. However, these changes do not take affect until you restart your computer (Which I didn't do, so of course the problem didn't seem solved). I restarted my computer and everything works great.

For those that want to try what I did, here's what you do:
  1. Go to device manager and right-click on your NIC and go to Properties
  2. After that, go to the 'Advanced' tab
  3. You'll see various options, such as "Shutdown Wake-On-Lan", "Wake on Magic Packet", "Wake on pattern match". Set all of these to "Disabled".
  4. Finally go to the "Power Management" tab and uncheck the "Allow this device to wake the computer" checkbox.
  5. Restart your computer and your computer's monitors should turn off at their scheduled time.
Note that these options in the steps listed above will not exist for wireless network cards, only for wired ones.
registered 4 this forum this AM 2 offer my "THANK YOU" 2 voidpointer 4 pointing me 2 my NIC settings !
i've been chasing "Monitor\Display will not automatically turn off" 4 several weeks ...
voidpointer's suggestion 2 disable the wake functions of my network adapter did the trick ! ! ! YAY ! ! !
keepon keepin on, miklb
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