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Windows 7: It's like it's going to sleep...

12 Jun 2012   #1

W7 64
It's like it's going to sleep...

Hi All,
W7 64 with Nvidia GTS 240. After a few minutes of inactivity when I move the mouse the screen "twitches" and there is a very slight delay. The screen is not blank. It is as though it's asleep. I've gone through the power settings a few times and everything is correct. This is not really a problem but it is annoying.

Any ideas what this is?

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12 Jun 2012   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

If I had to guess, I would say that something has barfed. That descriptor does not do you much good, but you did ask what this is as opposed to how to fix it :-)

I would uninstall everything related to Nvidia video, reboot and run with the OS video drivers for a while just to see if it happens using the generic OS drivers. Then try the latest drivers from Nvidia. If the problem returns. Uninstall the Nvidia video stuff again and hunt for an older version.

Also, when installing stuff from Nvidia, install the minimum number of things while you chase this annoyance down.
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