Have you also looked through the advanced power settings to make sure you
don't have any other options such as to spin down disk drives after a
certain amount of time set?
If you have a broadband internet connection is it set not to disconnect if
there is no activity from your PC?
"ker_01" <ker01@newsgroup> wrote in message
> I recently had to reinstall Vista after a HD failure. Almost everything is
> working as expected. I do have tasks that I want to have run for long
> of time (usually overnight). I have set my power options to "never turn
> display" and "never sleep". Screensaver is set to "none"
> This works for shorter periods of time, but when I leave the PC overnight,
> come back and my monitor indicates that it is getting no signal. The PC
> lights are still on, but nothing I do turns the monitor feed back on
> (keyboard and mouse input have no visible effect). This is not a monitor
> sleep issue, I have confirmed that it is not recieving signal from the PC.
> I've tested this even when my tasks are not running, so I know it isn't
> related to that. Also, I didn't have this problem before the reinstall.
> I'm concerned because the only solution is to cold boot, and that would be
> bad if the PC happens to be in the middle of a task, or a windows update
> Other than the power settings and screen saver, what else should I be
> checking in Vista that might create (or prevent) this type of behavior?
> Thank you!