Turning display setting off after X minutes

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  1. SoCal411

    SoCal411 New Member

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    Hello all: I just installed Windows 7 with SP 1 last week on my HP Pavilion desktop. I'm trying to have the screen go to black (or screensaver) after, let's say, 15 minutes. I set it and "save changes" but it never goes to black or screensaver. The screen just stays on. I've tried several times in Control Panel/Power Options, both with the balanced option and the high performance option. I've tried it with a screensaver and with no screensaver. I've tried various amounts of minutes and I've looked at possible settings under Control Panel/Personalization. Any ideas why "choose when to turn off the display" won't respond? Thanks.
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi,
    have you checked the advanced settings too?
    power.
     
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    Hello, thanks for your suggestion. I tried it and made sure it also said "15 minutes" under advanced settings. But it did not work... screen stays on. Appreciate the idea, though.
     
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    Check the Task manager and just make sure nothing is running in the background program wise. Also sometimes a wireless mouse with low batteries can cause this issue too, are you running a wireless mouse?
     
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    Checked the task manager and there is nothing running in the background. Good point about the wireless mouse. I will check that. Thank you for your suggestions!
     

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