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Windows 7: Win7 not letting display go to sleep

07 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Win7 not letting display go to sleep

hi everyone, my problem is as stated in the title.. my display doesn't go to sleep, even after setting it at 1 minute. are there any applications that can tell me what is staying active, thus preventing display sleeping?


system specs
OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU Intel i5 750
Motherboard Gigabyte P55A-UD3P
Memory OCZ Obsidian PC12800 2x2GB
Graphics Card(s) XFX 285 GTX
Monitor(s) Displays Philips 170C

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07 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

It may be the nic card (internet) disconnect from the internet see if problem remains.
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07 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

ok! i've found the cause of the problem. it's the audio.
1) when my firefox isn't on, radio wasn't streaming, monitor can go to sleep
2) firefox on, radio stream, monitor can't go to sleep
3) firefox on, turn off radio, monitor can go to sleep

will try with music player next. thanks for the help!

edit: itunes allows display to sleep. browsers prevent windows from letting display going to sleep??? tried with firefox and chrome. they don't let the display sleep when they are streaming audio.
any idea how i can prevent this from happening?
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07 Nov 2010   #4

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Try IE8 its fully compatible.
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