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Windows 7: Screen turns off after being idle, increased CPU usage

29 Dec 2014   #1
mtaylor88

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 
Screen turns off after being idle, increased CPU usage

Hello,

I recently did a factory reset on my laptop. The problem I have is that the screen turns off after being idle, and the CPU usage increases dramatically afterwards, causing my laptop to overheat while I am away. When I turn the screen back on, my taskbar and "window color" appear white for a few seconds.

I changed the settings in Power Management to "never" and made sure my screen saver was set to "none," but the problem still persists.

Here is a screenshot of my settings:



Am I missing something obvious or do you have any suggestions? Thanks!


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29 Dec 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This behavior is not normal. Did you ever make a few virus scans - e.g. with Malwarebytes and your AV program.
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29 Dec 2014   #3
mtaylor88

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This behavior is not normal. Did you ever make a few virus scans - e.g. with Malwarebytes and your AV program.
I just ran a full scan using Kaspersky, and no threats are detected.
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02 Jan 2015   #4
mtaylor88

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

My computer had to install 60+ more updates over the past few days, which seemed to fix the issue. I am also getting a laptop cooling pad to help prevent overheating in general. If I don't see the problem reoccur in the next few days I will mark this as problem as solved.
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