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  1. #1


    boohoo Guest

    Monitors will not standby or power down after specified idle perio

    Anybody else having this power scheme related problem? If so, know the
    solution? Please let me know.

    Here are the details:

    In my Vista power schemes, screen saver is set to turn on after 15 minutes,
    monitors are set to go into standby (power down) mode after 20 minutes.
    After an idle time of 15 minutes, the screensaver does reliably always turn
    on, however, the monitors never power down or go into standby. There are no
    processes running and no activity on the machine during this time. I have
    tried setting and resetting the power scheme options, have tried
    experimenting with different idle times, screen savers, multiple reboots,
    logins, etc, all to no avail. The monitors will never go into standby no
    matter what I do. Not sure if this is a Vista problem, or if it might also
    be a display driver thing or something...?

    Here are some of my system stats, in case they are relevant:
    Vista Business, upgraded a WinXP system (no clean install)
    Core2Duo, with Intel board
    nVidia 7600 dual DVI card with dual monitors, using nVidia's latest
    drivers (7/27)

    Not sure what's going on. All of this stuff worked fine for years on WinXP.

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: Monitors will not standby or power down after specified idle perio

    have you tried it without dual monitor support enabled.



    mikeyhsd@comcast.net



    "boohoo" <boohoo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0A2FECC4-333F-4990-AB3B-8A91BE0EBFE2@microsoft.com...
    Anybody else having this power scheme related problem? If so, know the
    solution? Please let me know.

    Here are the details:

    In my Vista power schemes, screen saver is set to turn on after 15 minutes,
    monitors are set to go into standby (power down) mode after 20 minutes.
    After an idle time of 15 minutes, the screensaver does reliably always turn
    on, however, the monitors never power down or go into standby. There are no
    processes running and no activity on the machine during this time. I have
    tried setting and resetting the power scheme options, have tried
    experimenting with different idle times, screen savers, multiple reboots,
    logins, etc, all to no avail. The monitors will never go into standby no
    matter what I do. Not sure if this is a Vista problem, or if it might also
    be a display driver thing or something...?

    Here are some of my system stats, in case they are relevant:
    Vista Business, upgraded a WinXP system (no clean install)
    Core2Duo, with Intel board
    nVidia 7600 dual DVI card with dual monitors, using nVidia's latest
    drivers (7/27)

    Not sure what's going on. All of this stuff worked fine for years on WinXP.

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Pops Guest

    Re: Monitors will not standby or power down after specified idle p

    I also have been having the same problem, but I am not sure if I have dual
    monitor support enabled or not. I cannot find this in the control panel.
    How do I check this to see if I have the dual monitor support enabled or not?

    "mikeyhsd" wrote:

    > have you tried it without dual monitor support enabled.
    >
    >
    >
    > mikeyhsd@comcast.net
    >
    >
    >
    > "boohoo" <boohoo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0A2FECC4-333F-4990-AB3B-8A91BE0EBFE2@microsoft.com...
    > Anybody else having this power scheme related problem? If so, know the
    > solution? Please let me know.
    >
    > Here are the details:
    >
    > In my Vista power schemes, screen saver is set to turn on after 15 minutes,
    > monitors are set to go into standby (power down) mode after 20 minutes.
    > After an idle time of 15 minutes, the screensaver does reliably always turn
    > on, however, the monitors never power down or go into standby. There are no
    > processes running and no activity on the machine during this time. I have
    > tried setting and resetting the power scheme options, have tried
    > experimenting with different idle times, screen savers, multiple reboots,
    > logins, etc, all to no avail. The monitors will never go into standby no
    > matter what I do. Not sure if this is a Vista problem, or if it might also
    > be a display driver thing or something...?
    >
    > Here are some of my system stats, in case they are relevant:
    > Vista Business, upgraded a WinXP system (no clean install)
    > Core2Duo, with Intel board
    > nVidia 7600 dual DVI card with dual monitors, using nVidia's latest
    > drivers (7/27)
    >
    > Not sure what's going on. All of this stuff worked fine for years on WinXP.
    >
    > Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    boohoo Guest

    Re: Monitors will not standby or power down after specified idle p

    I haven't tried disabling dual monitors; however, I did do an interesting
    experiment which leads me to believe there is an interaction issue with
    active Firewire devices.

    Here's the experiment:

    1. Boot Vista with my Firewire audio interface powered down. In this case,
    the monitors appear to have the proper standby power down behavior after
    20min inactivity.

    2. Boot Vista with my Firewire audio powered up. In this case, the monitors
    never go into standby, even though the screensave comes on at the proper time.

    3. Boot Vista with my Firewire audio powered up, then power down the
    Firewire audio interface after boot up. In this case, the monitors still
    have the standby problem.

    So, somehow, it seems Vista is not happy about the Firewire device.
    (device is an MOTU Traveler audio interface)


    "Pops" wrote:

    > I also have been having the same problem, but I am not sure if I have dual
    > monitor support enabled or not. I cannot find this in the control panel.
    > How do I check this to see if I have the dual monitor support enabled or not?
    >
    > "mikeyhsd" wrote:
    >
    > > have you tried it without dual monitor support enabled.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > mikeyhsd@comcast.net
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "boohoo" <boohoo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0A2FECC4-333F-4990-AB3B-8A91BE0EBFE2@microsoft.com...
    > > Anybody else having this power scheme related problem? If so, know the
    > > solution? Please let me know.
    > >
    > > Here are the details:
    > >
    > > In my Vista power schemes, screen saver is set to turn on after 15 minutes,
    > > monitors are set to go into standby (power down) mode after 20 minutes.
    > > After an idle time of 15 minutes, the screensaver does reliably always turn
    > > on, however, the monitors never power down or go into standby. There are no
    > > processes running and no activity on the machine during this time. I have
    > > tried setting and resetting the power scheme options, have tried
    > > experimenting with different idle times, screen savers, multiple reboots,
    > > logins, etc, all to no avail. The monitors will never go into standby no
    > > matter what I do. Not sure if this is a Vista problem, or if it might also
    > > be a display driver thing or something...?
    > >
    > > Here are some of my system stats, in case they are relevant:
    > > Vista Business, upgraded a WinXP system (no clean install)
    > > Core2Duo, with Intel board
    > > nVidia 7600 dual DVI card with dual monitors, using nVidia's latest
    > > drivers (7/27)
    > >
    > > Not sure what's going on. All of this stuff worked fine for years on WinXP.
    > >
    > > Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Pops Guest

    Re: Monitors will not standby or power down after specified idle p

    The problem may also be in photos screensaver. We I use any other
    screensaver the power options work. I think it may have to do with the idle
    time set in the photo screensaver being different than that in my power
    options which then causes the power options to not work as set.

    "boohoo" wrote:

    > I haven't tried disabling dual monitors; however, I did do an interesting
    > experiment which leads me to believe there is an interaction issue with
    > active Firewire devices.
    >
    > Here's the experiment:
    >
    > 1. Boot Vista with my Firewire audio interface powered down. In this case,
    > the monitors appear to have the proper standby power down behavior after
    > 20min inactivity.
    >
    > 2. Boot Vista with my Firewire audio powered up. In this case, the monitors
    > never go into standby, even though the screensave comes on at the proper time.
    >
    > 3. Boot Vista with my Firewire audio powered up, then power down the
    > Firewire audio interface after boot up. In this case, the monitors still
    > have the standby problem.
    >
    > So, somehow, it seems Vista is not happy about the Firewire device.
    > (device is an MOTU Traveler audio interface)
    >
    >
    > "Pops" wrote:
    >
    > > I also have been having the same problem, but I am not sure if I have dual
    > > monitor support enabled or not. I cannot find this in the control panel.
    > > How do I check this to see if I have the dual monitor support enabled or not?
    > >
    > > "mikeyhsd" wrote:
    > >
    > > > have you tried it without dual monitor support enabled.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > mikeyhsd@comcast.net
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "boohoo" <boohoo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0A2FECC4-333F-4990-AB3B-8A91BE0EBFE2@microsoft.com...
    > > > Anybody else having this power scheme related problem? If so, know the
    > > > solution? Please let me know.
    > > >
    > > > Here are the details:
    > > >
    > > > In my Vista power schemes, screen saver is set to turn on after 15 minutes,
    > > > monitors are set to go into standby (power down) mode after 20 minutes.
    > > > After an idle time of 15 minutes, the screensaver does reliably always turn
    > > > on, however, the monitors never power down or go into standby. There are no
    > > > processes running and no activity on the machine during this time. I have
    > > > tried setting and resetting the power scheme options, have tried
    > > > experimenting with different idle times, screen savers, multiple reboots,
    > > > logins, etc, all to no avail. The monitors will never go into standby no
    > > > matter what I do. Not sure if this is a Vista problem, or if it might also
    > > > be a display driver thing or something...?
    > > >
    > > > Here are some of my system stats, in case they are relevant:
    > > > Vista Business, upgraded a WinXP system (no clean install)
    > > > Core2Duo, with Intel board
    > > > nVidia 7600 dual DVI card with dual monitors, using nVidia's latest
    > > > drivers (7/27)
    > > >
    > > > Not sure what's going on. All of this stuff worked fine for years on WinXP.
    > > >
    > > > Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    boohoo Guest

    Re: Monitors will not standby or power down after specified idle p

    I don't use the photo screensaver. I just use the default "Windows Vista"
    logo screensaver.

    "Pops" wrote:

    > The problem may also be in photos screensaver. We I use any other
    > screensaver the power options work. I think it may have to do with the idle
    > time set in the photo screensaver being different than that in my power
    > options which then causes the power options to not work as set.
    >
    > "boohoo" wrote:
    >
    > > I haven't tried disabling dual monitors; however, I did do an interesting
    > > experiment which leads me to believe there is an interaction issue with
    > > active Firewire devices.
    > >
    > > Here's the experiment:
    > >
    > > 1. Boot Vista with my Firewire audio interface powered down. In this case,
    > > the monitors appear to have the proper standby power down behavior after
    > > 20min inactivity.
    > >
    > > 2. Boot Vista with my Firewire audio powered up. In this case, the monitors
    > > never go into standby, even though the screensave comes on at the proper time.
    > >
    > > 3. Boot Vista with my Firewire audio powered up, then power down the
    > > Firewire audio interface after boot up. In this case, the monitors still
    > > have the standby problem.
    > >
    > > So, somehow, it seems Vista is not happy about the Firewire device.
    > > (device is an MOTU Traveler audio interface)
    > >
    > >
    > > "Pops" wrote:
    > >
    > > > I also have been having the same problem, but I am not sure if I have dual
    > > > monitor support enabled or not. I cannot find this in the control panel.
    > > > How do I check this to see if I have the dual monitor support enabled or not?
    > > >
    > > > "mikeyhsd" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > have you tried it without dual monitor support enabled.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > mikeyhsd@comcast.net
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > "boohoo" <boohoo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0A2FECC4-333F-4990-AB3B-8A91BE0EBFE2@microsoft.com...
    > > > > Anybody else having this power scheme related problem? If so, know the
    > > > > solution? Please let me know.
    > > > >
    > > > > Here are the details:
    > > > >
    > > > > In my Vista power schemes, screen saver is set to turn on after 15 minutes,
    > > > > monitors are set to go into standby (power down) mode after 20 minutes.
    > > > > After an idle time of 15 minutes, the screensaver does reliably always turn
    > > > > on, however, the monitors never power down or go into standby. There are no
    > > > > processes running and no activity on the machine during this time. I have
    > > > > tried setting and resetting the power scheme options, have tried
    > > > > experimenting with different idle times, screen savers, multiple reboots,
    > > > > logins, etc, all to no avail. The monitors will never go into standby no
    > > > > matter what I do. Not sure if this is a Vista problem, or if it might also
    > > > > be a display driver thing or something...?
    > > > >
    > > > > Here are some of my system stats, in case they are relevant:
    > > > > Vista Business, upgraded a WinXP system (no clean install)
    > > > > Core2Duo, with Intel board
    > > > > nVidia 7600 dual DVI card with dual monitors, using nVidia's latest
    > > > > drivers (7/27)
    > > > >
    > > > > Not sure what's going on. All of this stuff worked fine for years on WinXP.
    > > > >
    > > > > Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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