power options issue


D

David Black

After I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set my monitor and
hard drive to turn off in 15 minutes of inactivity nothing turns off. The
only setting that works is turning off the monitor in 1 minute and the hard
drive in three minutes. I am not sure what is causing this issue or how to
rix it.
 
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P

PA Bear [MS MVP]

Task Manager | Processes tab: What's still running in the background?

Any Scheduled Tasks which might be interfering?

What's your Automatic Updates setting?
 
S

SC Tom

David Black said:
After I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set my monitor
and
hard drive to turn off in 15 minutes of inactivity nothing turns off. The
only setting that works is turning off the monitor in 1 minute and the
hard
drive in three minutes. I am not sure what is causing this issue or how
to
rix it.

Is this a laptop or a desktop? If a laptop, did you check the settings for
both On Battery and On AC Power?
 
D

David Black

PA Bear said:
Task Manager | Processes tab: What's still running in the background?

Any Scheduled Tasks which might be interfering?

What's your Automatic Updates setting?


David Black wrote:
After I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set my monitor
and hard drive to turn off in 15 minutes of inactivity nothing turns off. The
only setting that works is turning off the monitor in 1 minute and the
hard drive in three minutes. I am not sure what is causing this issue or how
to fix it.

Thanks very much for the prompt response.
Under the Prcesses Tab there are a lot of items listed, but only one
process
System Idle Process is using 99 CPU the rest are using 00 CPUs
I have no Scheduled Tasks set up to run
My Automatic Updates Setting is set up to download, but not install
updates
Also, I have made no changes to my system prior to this issue starting
 
D

David Black

This issue is happening on a desktop computer

SC Tom said:
Is this a laptop or a desktop? If a laptop, did you check the settings for
both On Battery and On AC Power?
 
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P

PA Bear [MS MVP]

David Black wrote:
Thanks very much for the prompt response.
Under the Prcesses Tab there are a lot of items listed, but only one
process
System Idle Process is using 99 CPU the rest are using 00 CPUs
I have no Scheduled Tasks set up to run
My Automatic Updates Setting is set up to download, but not install
updates
Also, I have made no changes to my system prior to this issue starting

Try the clean boot troubleshooting technique in hopes of being able to ID
the culprit causing the problem; cf. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316434.

Also (especially if this is sudden, new behavior & KB979906 is failing to
install)...

Open Internet Explorer (only) to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com | Select
CUSTOM and scan | Install any Critical Security Updates offered (e.g.,
KB979906).

NB: If IE7 or IE8's installed and a Root Certificates update is listed in
the Optional Software updates category on the left-hand side of the scan
results window, install it to take full advantage of IE's enhanced security.
 
D

David Black

If I change turn monitor off from 10 minutes down to 1 minute I do not have
to reboot for the change to take effect.
 
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Jose

    Under the Prcesses Tab there are a lot of items listed, but only one
process
    System Idle Process is using 99 CPU the rest are using 00  CPUs
    I have no Scheduled Tasks set up to run
    My Automatic Updates Setting is set up to download, but not install
updates
    Also, I have made no changes to my system prior to this issue starting

If any one of those lots of items you see causes the CPU to use 10% of
CPU time (even for a fraction of a second), the power down options
countdown timers gets reset.

If you just glance at TM, 99% idle could be the case, but you would
have to watch it for a while and maybe see something that uses 10% -
even for a split second that uses 10% if you are lucky enough to see
it.

So far I have in my list these Processes (that are not doing anything)
interfere:

Skype, any kind of Instant Messenger, MagicJack, AVG, Bit Defender.

Anybody know of any more?

They are doing something.
 
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