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Windows 7: How do I disable the black screen whenever my pc idles?

30 Mar 2012   #1
BlackJill

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How do I disable the black screen whenever my pc idles?

I have screensaver disabled through personalize menu and command prompt.

I have sleep/hibernation disabled through power options and reg edit.

I have every power option set to not hibernate, sleep, go to screen saver, or anything.

I have disabled every possible thing I could find that would cause a blank, black screen to appear whenever I don't touch my pc for an amount of time.

And yet, I still get the black screen when my pc is idle.

Why? How can I stop it? It's annoying and I have zero interest in having it.

I'd appreciate any help/advice.

I run Windows 7 Professional.


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30 Mar 2012   #2
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

laptop? netbook? desktop? manufacturer?model number? full system specs?

need more info to try to help you solve this
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31 Mar 2012   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jill, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check to make sure that you have the Turn off the display option set to Never in your power plan settings for both "on battery" and "plugged in".

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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31 Mar 2012   #4
BlackJill

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It's a desktop and I don't have any option for plugged in or battery but I do have the options in the power plans all set to Never/Disable where appropriate.

I'm at a bit of a loss.
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31 Mar 2012   #5
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

is power plan set to 'high performance'?
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31 Mar 2012   #6
BlackJill

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No, just basic. Is that important? I don't want to use more power than necessary, but I also don't want that screensaver.

Would putting it on high disable the screensaver thing? If I left it on basic, is there a way I could extend the amount of time it takes before the screen saver appears?
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31 Mar 2012   #7
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

first--right click on desktop and select personalization--make sure 'screen saver' is set to NONE--if that doesn't solve it--then change power plan to 'High Performance'.
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31 Mar 2012   #8
BlackJill

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I did say I already did the screensaver thing but I will set it to high to see what it does. Unfortunately I'm about to go to bed so I won't see if it worked until I get up.
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31 Mar 2012   #9
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

another thing to try is to get into your BIOS and check the advanced power management settings--see the 'Video Off Method' section on this linked page

Power Management Settings : BIOS for Beginners

wait to see the results of the high performance setting before you start tweaking the BIOS

also--read this page:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/

it applys to win7 and vista
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31 Mar 2012   #10
BlackJill

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Seems to have worked. Thank you.
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