Windows 7 power management wont turn off monitors

  simulador 15:04 05 Aug 2014
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Hi:

I have a computer with windows 7 64bit installed and been having a problem I never experienced before: the power management wont turn off monitors after then time I set it up to. Even when I install third party app to turn off monitors with a click they turn back on again right away. So something is actively turning my monitors back on.

Now the funny thing is, if I install windows 8, it wont have any problems. Only on windows 7. But since windows 8 is not good for my work. I have to stick with windows 7.

I also tried switching off the network, mouse and keyboard power management wake up, and still wont repair it.

Can anyone help? thanks

  simulador 19:58 05 Aug 2014

hi mech

thanks for the reply. but like I said in my post I disabled the mouse wake up setting so its not the mouse, not the keyboard or the network. I need to find a way to find out what is the software that is doing that. and yes i use the 1 minute shut off to test it, surely not an hour wait to test. anyone else has any suggestions? thanks

  Mr Mistoffelees 21:07 05 Aug 2014

Disabling mouse wake-up will stop mouse movement restarting the PC when it is on sleep or hibernate, it will not stop the mouse turning the monitor back on when the PC is running.

  simulador 01:42 06 Aug 2014

hey Mistoffelees.

Thanks for the reply. I didnt understand your reply. What do you mean?

  simulador 12:20 07 Aug 2014

oh :( thought this pc advisor was busier. anyone out there?

  rdave13 13:08 07 Aug 2014

Have you checked the power properties? Go to power options, change the plan settings link, then change advanced power settings, expand sleep, expand allow wake timers, and select disable. Also expand Display and check the setting there. If any changes then apply and ok.

  rdave13 13:27 07 Aug 2014

I'd also check that screensaver is selected to none.

  simulador 00:59 08 Aug 2014

hi guys thanks for all the suggestions. MechKB 2, yes this happens right after the windows is installed totally fresh, no software installed, none. right after first fresh start of windows. and yes only happens with windows 7, if i do the same with windows 8, doesnt happen. i believe is the hardware of my computer clashing with windows 7 power management somehow. so even with totally newly installed windows 7, it doesnt work.

rdave13, yes, tried disabling the allow wake timers, and still same problem. and no screen saver ever. never liked them.

still same problem :(

  rdave13 18:43 08 Aug 2014

I'll go with MechKB 2 but treat the mouse as first culprit. If bluetooth uninstall drivers and go for a cabled PS/2 mouse, same goes for wireless.

If you don't have PS/2 sockets try a front USB for an ordinary laser mouse.

  simulador 01:30 09 Aug 2014

hi mechKB heres the info for my computer:

-Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 Socket 2011 7.1-channel ATX Motherboard (rev.1.0) -

-Gigabyte GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 Dual-DVI HDMI DisplayPort Windforce 3x 450W Cooling System PCI-E Graphics Card

-Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 10 1000W PSU

-Intel Core i7 4820K 3.70GHz Socket 2011 10MB Cache Processor

-Seagate 2TB BARRACUDA 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache -

-DESKSTAR IDK 4TB SATA 7200 RPM Hard Drive - 3.5IN H3IK40003272SE

-Corsair 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 1866MHz DOMINATOR Platinum Memory Kit (9-10-9-27) 1.5V

hope it helps

  simulador 01:03 10 Aug 2014

hi MechKB here is my system

  • Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 Socket 2011 7.1-channel ATX Motherboard (rev.1.0)

  • Gigabyte GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 Dual-DVI HDMI DisplayPort Windforce 3x 450W Cooling System PCI-E Graphics Card

  • Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 10 1000W PSU

  • Intel Core i7 4820K 3.70GHz Socket 2011 10MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

  • Seagate 2TB BARRACUDA 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache

  • Corsair 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 1866MHz DOMINATOR Platinum Memory Kit (9-10-9-27) 1.5V

  • DESKSTAR IDK 4TB SATA 7200 RPM - 3.5IN H3IK40003272SE

hope this helps thanks

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