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Windows 7: Need a logging program: Monitor won't turn off

07 Nov 2011   #1

64 bit Win 7 Premium
Need a logging program: Monitor won't turn off


I assume something is polling the web or keeping my monitors alive but I can't figure it out.

nothing has changed in my setup other than a possible windows update but in the last few weeks my screensaver stays on 24/7.

I played with it today and got it to shut off but i set the screen off time at 2 minutes, just 1 minute after the screen saver.

I am using ultramon on a dual monitor setup. and for a screensaver I am using gPhotoShow. (allows separate/distinct slideshows for each monitor) as I have been for several years.

my assumption is something is now polling the net or doing some activity that is preventing the monitor from sleeping.

So I'm wondering if there is a logging program that I can use to track this down. i did hijack this but that isn't helping (as far as I can tell)

any other ideas?



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08 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Can you confirm that your current power plan settings have not been altered by something?
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08 Nov 2011   #3

64 bit Win 7 Premium

Just by me. I changed it to 20mins for screen off. Didn't work. 5 minutes works though and for an extended period of time.
So not like something waking it up. 2 minutes worked too but when I went back to 20 or 30 mins it failed
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 Need a logging program: Monitor won't turn off

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