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Windows 7: Problems with power plans

23 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 64
 
 
Problems with power plans

All my Windows Vista-on based desktops have always had problems sleeping/turning the monitor off. I can usually pull off a scheme for a while after a clean install but eventually it will regress to the point where the schemes just flat no longer work. On my most recent format, a Windows 7 64 PC, I am now at this point. I set a power plan to turn the monitor off after 10 mins and go to sleep after 20, but the computer does neither after the appropriate amount of time. This also happens on my girlfriend's current Windows Vista 64 machine as well.

I remember hearing about the potential for various programs to interfere with sleeping, but I was wondering how I would go about diagnosing which program, or what in general, is interrupting my PC's sleep/monitor off cycle?

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23 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I wonder if the anti-virus could be the culprit. What A/V are you using? Try disabling it, for the time being, and see if your problem goes away.

What other programs are there that you and your girlfriend both use?
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23 Feb 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome to the Forum,

Here is information from MS, perhaps it will help,

Windows 7 does not go to sleep
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23 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 64
 
 

I just turned off both AVG 9.0 and Windows Defender and set my Power Plan to: monitor off after 1 min, sleep after 2 mins just to test it out. Still no dice, should I reset and try?
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23 Feb 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Just found this in our extensive tutorial library.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

Vista and Seven should be the same in this respect.
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