Power Settings - Put Computer To Sleep - Nn Minutes Is Changed To Never
Aug 10, 2015
When I walk away from my computer, I want it to go to sleep in 20 minutes. Sometimes I return after an hour, and the computer is still awake. There's obviously a rat in the woodpile here. Some software is changing my sleep setting from 20 minutes to "Never" without my permission. Sometimes it will sleep normally for a day or 2, then suddenly something resets my sleep time to "Never".
Is there a way I can block this activity, or re-set it to the proper 20 minute setting on each startup?BTW, I had the same problem in WIn7 and Win8. I was hoping it would be fixed in Win10. It has not.
Ok, I have read several people having problems with the sleep/power save modes.
I have a similar problem. I can't keep my screen from going blank. Now what I have done is I went into the power save and sleep modes and had everything set to "never" including "none" on screensaver. Well in 5 minutes the screen goes blank but the computer, drive and my previous items & webpages are right where I left them. I also tried setting the time the display goes to sleep for 30 minutes and it stills goes into blank mode in 5 minutes. My assumption is, no matter what I set the power/save and screensaver to it still goes into a 5 min no activity screen blank.
Computer is a HP ENVY dv7, AMD A10,Quad core with 16Gb mem; 650Gb drive. Previous OS Windows 8.1. All drivers were updated to latest before update to Windows 10.
Power & Sleep settings won't save my screen brightness settings. On my plugged in HP laptop default the screen brightness is set to maximum despite making changes in the Power & Sleep menu screen. I've even tried creating my own Power Plan but the next time it restarts it changes to the HP recommended power plan which sets the screen brightness to maximum.
Every time I've logged into my account on my PC, it has rebooted (without showing any error message or crash screen) after a few minutes or so.
Opening event viewer, it shows event ID 41 at the time of reboot - the event before that is an event ID 6 stating "File System Filter 'FileCrypt' (10.0, ?2015?-?07?-?10T04:14:31.000000000Z) has successfully loaded and registered with Filter Manager." - I have never heard of filecrypt, the other events are all legitimate ones associated with the system booting up.
I have attempted booting in safe mode using msconfig, but that doesn't seem to work. So far, the only thing that works is by switching to an account that's barely used, where the computer runs perfectly well with no crashes.
I suspect a virus, but I haven't downloaded anything dodgy recently, and Avira (free) hasn't found anything either ...
Also, here's a link for a video taken of the reboot happening, as well as all open processes/services: [URL] ....
Specs: CPU: AMD A8-6600K @ 3.9 Ghz RAM: 8GB, 1 stick novatech 4GB, 1 stick HyperX fury 4GB (both 1600Mhz) GPU: MSI R7 260 1GB GDDR5 (OC) PSU: Jeantech 430W (not best make, but has been reliable for quite some time) HDD: 1TB Western Digital "Green" MOBO: Some Gigabyte FM2+ mATX cheapo board, can't remember exact name
I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. When I power down the system from the menu, my computer does not completely turn off. The procedure I use is described below:
Click Windows_Start_button > Power > Shutdown
The system closes applications and appears to initiate a shutdown procedure. Everything appears to be shut off, but my mouse is still lit up. I do notice that the fan stops and everything else appears to be completely shut down. When I was running Windows 7 before my upgrade, my system completely powered down.
I have a dual boot system with Linux, and when I power down from Linux, the shutdown is complete, so I don't think I accidentally did anything to the hardware or BIOS.
I am running Windows 10 Professional 64 bit. Whenever I set the option "Turn off the display" to "Never", it reverts back to the default "15 minutes". This is under the "High Performance" profile. I have never, since Windows 3.11, ever had a setting change itself back. I have tried to change it and restart. It will either revert upon restart or shortly after. It will revert back even if I do not restart.
I saw several threads dealing with sleep/standby problems, but I'd like to pinpoint a specific point: My computer goes to sleep (first display switch-off, then CPU/MB standby) but only according to default timings. If I change the timings, they are used when computer sleeps for the first time, but then timings immediately revert back to default. Since I have Windows 10 Home, I can't use gpedit to investigate Group Policies setup.
I have updated my desk top with no problems and have set it to sleep after an hour, however it still goes to sleep after 10 minutes. It then sits with the blue sign on screen with no account pic or sign in box for ages before going to a blue screen which flickers for a few seconds before giving me the sign in options. I have tried adjusting all the power saver options to no avail!
I have been monitoring for several weeks to try and find a pattern. After startup (fresh) or from sleep by Pc works fine for a several minutes or hours then just freezes!! I thought it was the sleep issue but now i notice it does it from a fresh start.
I have also tried using different browsers no different. It can happen when dragging to another monitor but it also happens when doing nothing it just freezes the mouse. I cannot recover i cannot activate Task Manager. I have reboot via pc power button.
I have latest drivers i think also Event viewer report not shutting down properly not sure if that is the crash or what. I keep loosing lots of work I am on.
I have all the setting I can find that when I close lid to laptop it does nothing when plugged in. I have it set to do not sleep unless I tell it too period. Yes went through 'all' settings. So it will run scans, maintenance etc during night but like lid closed. But when I get up and open lid it wants me to sign back in and scan say it couldn't run.
Brand new computer, just took it out of the box. Came with windows 10 already installed. Worked fine at first. I deleted a couple of junk programs like the Ebay app. Transferred some documents, pictures, movies, and music files from an external hard drive onto the computer. None of those files were files types that (I would think) are high risk. Downloaded ITunes. Installed ESET smart security anti-virus program.
Now computer is frozen. Ctr-alt-delete doesn't work. Ctr-shift-esc doesn't work. The cursor can be moved around on screen but clicking anywhere, or on anything has no effect. Keyboard has no effect. The only way I can even restart is with the power button, but when I restart it starts up into the same frozen state. Have tried starting it in safe mode but can't get it to enter safe mode on startup.
My system: Win 10 64 bit Retail, MSI B150M Mortar, Intel i5-6500, Samsung 512GB SSD, Corsair 2 x 4 GB Memory, etc.
Although my keyboard and mouse are allowed to wake the PC from sleep (in Device Manager), they don't wake the PC. Interestingly, pressing the "Power Button" on my Fractal R5 case does wake it up from sleep.
I am running Win 10 on a laptop. I have changed all the power settings to "NEVER" for everything. The laptop is on AC (not battery). No power outages.
But when I come back after being away from the laptop for an hour or so. It is in sleep mode (I think) - I have to turn the button on and it comes on (to the way it was when I left but loses the connect to 2 of my USB ports. SO I have to restart the computer to be able to do anything.
When you do WindowsPowerShutdown,Monitor goes blank immediately, showing no more programs running. However the computer remains on for quite a long time (guess 2~3 mins), before it finally turns off - fan shuts down and everything seems to shut down at that point.
Friend of mine bought a new computer for his son and i built it together. The specs are as follows:
HDD: Samsung 850 EVO Series 250GB PSU + Case : Cooler Master Elite 310 Silver / Black - EVGA 500W White GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX970 G1 Gaming 4GB Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H DDR3 Memory: Crucial BallistixSport 2x4GB 1600MHz HDD2: Seagate Desktop HDD 2TB 7200RPM CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.70GHz Fresh install of windows 10.
Everything boots up fine, i get into windows and drivers etc gets installed, then suddenly everything freezes completely, no bluescreen, no event viewer errors, just basically "stop" and nothing works.
I tested this so far:
Disabled all onboard stuff in bios, tested to reinstall the windows about 10 times, tested 1 piece of ram, 2 piece of ram, and ram from another computer, same with GPU and HDD's and PSU (basically swapped everything from another computer except motherboard and CPU, still same thing happens).
What puzzles me is that the computer works 100% fine, nothing seems wrong, then it suddenly locks completly. all temperatures are fine, all performance is up to par, everything seems in order. Games run at max fps etc (if i even manage to start em before it freezes).
I installed Win10 yesterday on my desktop, but sleep is not an option on power menu. Have tried all options that I find in various forums including driver updates and system settings, but can not get a sleep mode for the power menu. Maybe Win 10 thinks my desktop is a laptop as I only have hibernate for an option.
I have tried using hibernate, but my PC "wakes" anyway and uses too much power with fans. Only power saving solution now is to shut down completely each time I walk away. I have not found the solution in forums for adding back sleep to the menu.
I installed windows 10 about a week ago and all was working fine until I decided to try sleep mode a couple of days ago. I activated sleep mode but noticed after powering off that my PC was turning back on for a few seconds before powering back off in a loop. I didn't think to much of it and powered it off at the wall thinking that would clear any sleep errors. Well I've come back to use it after a couple days and it's still is stuck in a power loop of starting for 3 or 4 seconds before powering back off again in a continuous loop!
No chance to go into the bios, no sign of windows, just an endless power cycle!
I added a registry tweak that unlocked the power option to park the CPU...I am running a PC so battery life or power use is not an issue..just want to be clear about the min and max settings....thought it would be just ON or OFF...its the %s that confuse me....So if i set the min to 100% I assume that turns oof parking completely ?If I set max to 100% this allows the CPU to go to the max it can ? So is the min setting for parking ? and the max to just restrict the max the CPU will run ?If these assumptions are correct....what are the %s in between for ?
I am experiencing an issue with my computer that has been occurring since I upgraded to Windows 10. At startup, I can launch any program fine. However, after about 30 minutes or so of inactivity (I've never actually timed it), I loose the ability to launch programs. I double click on an application, Chrome, Edge, Steam, File Folders, anything, and it just doesn't seem to register. I can bring up the Start Menu screen, but launching from there as opposed to the task bar or desk top gets me the same result. I get the circle icon for a second as if it is thinking, but it never launches. I cannot even launch Task Manager without hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del and launching it that way. When I do, the programs I attempt to open do not appear in the list. My only recourse is to reboot the computer and then it works fine again.
Here's my computer's system info:
Alienware 17 R1 Windows 10 Pro Processor: Intel Core i7-4710MQ CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.50GHz Installed Memory (RAM): 16.0 GB System Type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor Pen and Touch: No Pen or Touch Input is available for this Display