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Idle state not detected

R

Radiophile

#1
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?
 

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#2
"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?
 

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R

Radiophile

#3
"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.
 

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R

Radiophile

#4
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.
 

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