Sleep Functions


I am using Windows 7 Home edition.

I have found that the turn off monitor and sleep functions do not work.

When I set these from edit plan settings and save changes it does not do anything. I have tried restarting my computer to see if this would work but to no avail. I have no programs on the task bar which might be keeping the computer awake!




Extraordinary Member
Control panel, Power Options
Choose Plan and then Change Plan Settings
You may need to Change Advanced Power Settings. Go through all settings there.

I use a .cmd file to set mine
REM High Performance
POWERCFG -SETACTIVE 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c
REM    ALL TO 120 minutes time and you can change.
POWERCFG -X -monitor-timeout-ac 120
POWERCFG -X -disk-timeout-ac 120
POWERCFG -X -standby-timeout-ac 120
POWERCFG -X -hibernate-timeout-ac 120
REM  or hibernate OFF

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What would I need to change in advanced power settings?

I find that the screensaver does not even work with a 1 minute setting? Any ideas?



Extraordinary Member
You've got something running preventing it. Use this utility to try and see
this is autoruns free Autoruns for Windows
Autoruns' Hide Signed Microsoft Entries option

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