Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Screensaver and Monitor Auto-Shut Off Don't Turn On

05 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Screensaver and Monitor Auto-Shut Off Don't Turn On

So I normally leave my computer on 24/7 and I noticed after waking up the past couple of days it hasn't turned the monitor off or even went to screensaver like it normally would do after 10 minutes and 5 minutes respectively like I set it to do. After searching Google for several minutes I couldn't find a solution that worked. I also noticed my Starry Night screensaver that doesn't come with Windows 7 was mysteriously gone from the list and I had to reinstall it.

Anyway I can get it to activate by pressing the preview button for the screensaver and I can press the appropriate buttons on my keyboard to make the monitor go to sleep like it normally would after 10 minutes but they never auto-activate.

I've tried updating drivers, specifically my video card's drivers, I've tried checking the advanced options of power options, I've tried typing in some powercfg command line commands I can't remember the syntax of entirely, I've tried checking the registry, I've tried a lot of things. Are there any ideas anyone has?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

As silently as the problem came, it went away for no apparent reason as well. I guess problem solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Screensaver and Monitor Auto-Shut Off Don't Turn On

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Computer won't Idle -- no screen saver or auto monitor shut off
Hi all, I've had this problem for a few weeks now. My auto sleep function of either my monitor or screen saver won't work well, soon after a computer restart. Right after a restart things are working normally, but after say 5 hours it doesn't work. It seems that my computer won't idle then. ...
General Discussion
Hdmi Monitor sound / auto shut off - on (ANNOYING)
How do I disable my LG Monitor from automatically shutting off and starting the sound channel when the sound channel is silent or muted. I have an HDMI LG monitor with an AMD Video card. I run my sound output from the AMD video card HDMI cable into the LG Hdmi monitor. The audio works...
Sound & Audio
Which is safer for monitor: Turn off or Screensaver?
Which is better for monitor: Turn off after 1 minutes or screensaver after 1 mins? Thanks.
Performance & Maintenance
Screensaver will not turn on - NEED HELP!
NOTE: Hopefully this is a suitable forum for this thread. If it isn't, I apologize. For the longest time now, I'd say about 4 months, my screensaver has not been able to turn on for whatever reason. I did my research online and found that my wireless mouse (Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse...
General Discussion
Auto screen lock(NOT SCREENSAVER)
Screensaver is disabled. After a few minutes, 5 I think, Window 7 lcoks the computer and put up the password prompt. I have looked through user accounts, security menus, searched web, but can't find anything. How do I disable/control this? Screensaver is disabled.
System Security

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:07.
Twitter Facebook