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Windows 7: Power Options keep reverting

17 Aug 2009   #1
xendrome

Windows 7 RTM
 
 
Power Options keep reverting

I noticed this on Vista as well. I am using Balanced as my power scheme. I change the monitor to low power after 3 minutes, instead of 20. Apply the setting. It works fine, until something triggers it back to 20 minutes.

No idea what it is, I can standby the system, and resume it after a day or so. And next thing I know when I Winkey+L it takes 20 minutes to standby the monitor is when I start to notice it.

Anyone else?


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17 Aug 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xendrome View Post
I noticed this on Vista as well. I am using Balanced as my power scheme. I change the monitor to low power after 3 minutes, instead of 20. Apply the setting. It works fine, until something triggers it back to 20 minutes.

No idea what it is, I can standby the system, and resume it after a day or so. And next thing I know when I Winkey+L it takes 20 minutes to standby the monitor is when I start to notice it.

Anyone else?
Maybe a silly question.

Have you pressed save changes after changing the profile?

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17 Aug 2009   #3
xendrome

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Maybe a silly question.

Have you pressed save changes after changing the profile?

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Yes, of course. And it saves. Works, for however long. Then reverts back.
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17 Aug 2009   #4
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xendrome View Post
Yes, of course. And it saves. Works, for however long. Then reverts back.
I honestly have no clue. Will go look for it.
Extra set of eyes can't hurt.

greetz
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17 Aug 2009   #5
xendrome

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
I honestly have no clue. Will go look for it.
Extra set of eyes can't hurt.

greetz

Thanks,

found some other postings with the same issue under Vista, which I noticed it there also

Power Mgt: "Turn off monitor" "Never" always reverts to "After 20 mins" - Windows XP Video

Vista forgets Power Settings - Vista Forums

http://www.evga.com/forums/fb.asp?go...48&viewType=tm

Will read those also and see if there is any info.
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17 Aug 2009   #6
DJG

 

I've seen this .
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18 Aug 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xendrome View Post
Bump. Anyone else have any insight?
Wish I could help.

the usual always applies

update drivers, bios, etc. clean install.

Since it did this in vista as well it has to be hware/driver. I would think bios driver, but im sure you did that already

Ken
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18 Aug 2009   #8
Antman

 

On the list of "It can't hurt to try" - disable legacy USB support in BIOS.
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08 Apr 2010   #9
ao1

Windows
 
 

I gave up on it and put commandline options like

C:\Windows\System32\powercfg.exe -x -disk-timeout-ac 0
C:\Windows\System32\powercfg.exe -x -disk-timeout-dc 0
C:\Windows\System32\powercfg.exe -x -hibernate-timeout-ac 0
C:\Windows\System32\powercfg.exe -x -hibernate-timeout-dc 0
C:\Windows\System32\powercfg.exe -x -monitor-timeout-ac 0
C:\Windows\System32\powercfg.exe -x -monitor-timeout-dc 0
C:\Windows\System32\powercfg.exe -x -standby-timeout-ac 0
C:\Windows\System32\powercfg.exe -x -standby-timeout-dc 0

in my startup. Of course, you can modify the zeros meaning "never" to numbers denoting time before the action.
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11 Apr 2010   #10
GeneralEclectic

W7 Pro, W7 Ult, W7 Enterprise
 
 

ao1 says "I gave up on it". I have too. I've tried creating a new profile and making changes to system-supplied profiles. NOTHING works. It keeps resetting the monitor and disk timeouts (and possibly other things too, however those are the two I wanted to adjust). So I took your excellent suggestion, made it into a bat file and set it up in Task Scheduler. It runs on Startup, Resume, and at 7 minutes after each hour. I never see it do anything, but my power options are now stable. Finally.
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