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Computer won't Idle -- no screen saver or auto monitor shut off.


boomstick

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Hi all, I've had this problem for a few weeks now. My auto sleep function of either my monitor or screen saver won't work well, soon after a computer restart. Right after a restart things are working normally, but after say 5 hours it doesn't work. It seems that my computer won't idle then.

However, after several hours of computer activity, it stop working! Things I've tried:

1) Deleted lots of processes in my task manager. Compared a list of programs running when my comp will idle with a list of programs running when my comp won't. Deleted all the ones (I think) that were different.

2) Turning off my mouse and keyboard

3) Trying different options...i.e., monitor sleep, and screen saver. 4) Switching from DP to DVI D.

I have a ASUS PB278Q and a GTX 660. Wireless mouse. Wired keyboard. It seems like #1 above, has to be it...but so far no luck. Maybe I could use some sort of alternative program. I tried using a screen turn-off .EXE file, but after 1 second the monitor pops back on...as if the mouse were activated. I often fall asleep to movies or forgot to turn of my monitor when I leave my room, so that's why I'd really like this to work normally.This program -- click here -- allows a blank screen saver to activate on click. However, the auto activate doesn't work cause, again, my system won't idle. Also, a blank screen saver isn't as dark as a monitor auto-shut down.

Any help would be VERY MUCH appreciated.

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