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Windows 7: Display turns on after inactivity only on ctrl+alt+del

07 Feb 2010   #1
slnm

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Display turns on after inactivity only on ctrl+alt+del

My display is set to go to standby (turn off) after 10mins of inactivity. I was able to turn it back on and resume working only by moving my mouse or pressing anything on the keyboard.

Recently though I can only get it back to life by pressing ctrl+alt+del. My settings have not changed, and the settings are not set to lock the account upon resume, but this problem still occurs.

It's a desktop computer running Win7 x64 Professional, graphics card is Ati Radeon 4890.


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07 Feb 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Right click desktop>Select Personalize>Select Screensaver>Select Advance Power Options>Select the amount of time for it to remain idle before turning off the display, or as I do, and select Never.
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07 Feb 2010   #3
slnm

Windows 7 x64
 
 

That's not what I want to do. I want my display to turn off after a while, but I want to be able to turn it back on just by moving the mouse or pressing any key on the keyboard. As it stands now, it does not turn back on unless I press ctrl+alt+del, moving the mouse or pressing anything else on the keyboard still leaves the display off.
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07 Feb 2010   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Do you have Wake On Keyboard and Wake On Mouse enabled in the BIOS?
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07 Feb 2010   #5
slnm

Windows 7 x64
 
 

erm, as far as I know those options are necessary if you want to wake the computer from sleep or if it's shut down. My situation is none of those things. The computer is running, it's just the display that's off.
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11 Feb 2010   #6
mr reindeer

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Same problem. I removed the ATI 10.1 drivers and went back to 9.12.........end of problem.
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