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Idle state not detected

  1. #1


    Radiophile Guest

    Idle state not detected

    I have a brand new clean install of Vista 32. It does not detect the PC idle
    state. That is, I can leave the mouse and keyboard untouched for minutes or
    hours, and the screensaver never comes on, monitor never turns off, PC never
    sleeps, etc. I have all these things set up to happen after various minutes
    of delay in Power Options, but they don't. Any ideas?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Lee Guest

    Re: Idle state not detected


    "Radiophile" <Radiophile@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    >I have a brand new clean install of Vista 32. It does not detect the PC
    >idle
    > state. That is, I can leave the mouse and keyboard untouched for minutes
    > or
    > hours, and the screensaver never comes on, monitor never turns off, PC
    > never
    > sleeps, etc. I have all these things set up to happen after various
    > minutes
    > of delay in Power Options, but they don't. Any ideas?


    Wireless USB mouse?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Radiophile Guest

    Re: Idle state not detected

    "Lee" wrote:
    > Wireless USB mouse?


    It's interesting that the file indexing function (visible in Indexing
    Options) detects idle state OK. That is, if I don't touch the kbd or mouse,
    after a couple of minutes it switches into its fast-indexing mode. As soon
    as I move the mouse it reverts to its "indexing speed is reduced due to user
    activity" mode.

    Anyway, yes, I have a Microsoft wireless USB mouse. I've read the other
    posts on the Internet about this problem. It seems that the solution is a
    recent MS update for 'HID non-user input data filter.' I don't recall
    getting such an update, and there is no such optional update offered to me by
    Windows update. I can't find a way to tell if it's already installed, either.

    Another thing: This very same hardware (PC, kbd, mouse, everything) did not
    have this problem with my previous Vista install. (I had to wipe it and
    start over due to a different, unresolvable, issue with the Search function
    -- now that issue is fixed but instead I have this one.) I do recall getting
    the 'HID non-user input data filter' update for the previous Vista install.
    And, the same hardware also worked fine with XP.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Radiophile Guest

    Re: Idle state not detected

    PROBLEM SOLVED
    The 'HID non-user input data filter' update finally appeared in my Windows
    Update. MS is apparently pushing out this one very gradually. I installed
    it and my screensaver, etc. are now working.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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