Display turns off, but doesn't stay off (power setting)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by BitBasher, Feb 16, 2007.

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    BitBasher Guest

    I have my screen saver set to go off in 15 minutes. It works.

    I have my power set to turn off the display at 30 minutes. It works.

    BUT... Sometime after my display has been off, it will turn itself
    back on and I can see the "press alt-ctl-del to login" screen. I'm on
    a DOMAIN so I see the Alt-Ctl-Del screen instead of the user screen.

    Once the monitor comes back on (after being off) it never shuts down
    again. It's as if Vista's power management is all messed up.

    This happens with NO applications running - even the sidebar is
    disabled. I don't have any wireless or USB devices connected.

    So something in Vista is waking up my monitor from its power off state
    and then it NEVER goes back to sleep. BUG!

    I haven't yet been able to determine at what point (how long) after the
    display has been l
    BitBasher, Feb 16, 2007
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    Eric Guest

    Well, your problem is the complete opposite from mine. I have my monitor go
    off, it goes off, but never comes back on. I would check your mouse. I had
    that problem with my laptop when I had my external mouse hooked up to it.
    Especially if it is an optical mouse, they are very sensitive to movement.
    Other then that, I really have no idea, and can't tell you why the monitor
    won't go back off again after coming on either. I may not be the mouse, but
    it is an idea!
    Eric, Feb 17, 2007
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    mfirek Guest

    I have yet another version of the problem :confused:

    I change the power settings so that my screen never turns off, and it
    stays like tht for a little while. But it ALWAYS eventually goes back to
    the "turn of in 20 minutes" option.

    I have the power for my monitor set to turn off separately because I
    want the monitor off, but I want my computer to still be sending a
    signal to the monitor. I need this for several reasons so it's starting
    to bug me.
    mfirek, Mar 1, 2008
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