power options issue 06-15-10

After I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set my monitor and 
hard drive to turn off in 15 minutes of inactivity nothing turns off.  The 
only setting that works is turning off the monitor in 1 minute and the hard 
drive in three minutes.  I am not sure what is causing this issue or how to 
rix it.
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6/15/2010 11:48:56 PM
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Task Manager | Processes tab: What's still running in the background?

Any Scheduled Tasks which might be interfering?

What's your Automatic Updates setting?


David Black wrote:
> After I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set my monitor 
> and
> hard drive to turn off in 15 minutes of inactivity nothing turns off.  The
> only setting that works is turning off the monitor in 1 minute and the 
> hard
> drive in three minutes.  I am not sure what is causing this issue or how 
> to
> rix it. 

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PA
6/16/2010 12:43:15 AM
"David Black" <DavidBlack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:0266E049-9FC7-471A-AB25-5D311AFE0F9D@microsoft.com...
> After I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set my monitor 
> and
> hard drive to turn off in 15 minutes of inactivity nothing turns off.  The
> only setting that works is turning off the monitor in 1 minute and the 
> hard
> drive in three minutes.  I am not sure what is causing this issue or how 
> to
> rix it.

Is this a laptop or a desktop? If a laptop, did you check the settings for 
both On Battery and On AC Power?
-- 
SC Tom

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SC
6/16/2010 1:13:29 AM

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> Task Manager | Processes tab: What's still running in the background?
> 
> Any Scheduled Tasks which might be interfering?
> 
> What's your Automatic Updates setting?
> 
> 
> David Black wrote:
> After I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set my monitor 
> and hard drive to turn off in 15 minutes of inactivity nothing turns off.  The
> only setting that works is turning off the monitor in 1 minute and the 
> hard drive in three minutes.  I am not sure what is causing this issue or how 
> to fix it. 
> 
> Thanks very much for the prompt response.
    Under the Prcesses Tab there are a lot of items listed, but only one 
process
    System Idle Process is using 99 CPU the rest are using 00  CPUs
    I have no Scheduled Tasks set up to run
    My Automatic Updates Setting is set up to download, but not install 
updates
    Also, I have made no changes to my system prior to this issue starting
> 
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Utf
6/16/2010 11:04:51 AM
This issue is happening on a desktop computer

"SC Tom" wrote:

> 
> "David Black" <DavidBlack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:0266E049-9FC7-471A-AB25-5D311AFE0F9D@microsoft.com...
> > After I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set my monitor 
> > and
> > hard drive to turn off in 15 minutes of inactivity nothing turns off.  The
> > only setting that works is turning off the monitor in 1 minute and the 
> > hard
> > drive in three minutes.  I am not sure what is causing this issue or how 
> > to
> > rix it.
> 
> Is this a laptop or a desktop? If a laptop, did you check the settings for 
> both On Battery and On AC Power?
> -- 
> SC Tom
> 
> .
> 
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Utf
6/16/2010 11:18:40 AM
After the settings in 'power options' did you click 'apply'?
"David Black" <DavidBlack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:6C3F8A72-130D-4C06-A6E3-C3525AB4E4DA@microsoft.com...
> This issue is happening on a desktop computer
>
> "SC Tom" wrote:
>
>>
>> "David Black" <DavidBlack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0266E049-9FC7-471A-AB25-5D311AFE0F9D@microsoft.com...
>> > After I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set my 
>> > monitor
>> > and
>> > hard drive to turn off in 15 minutes of inactivity nothing turns off. 
>> > The
>> > only setting that works is turning off the monitor in 1 minute and the
>> > hard
>> > drive in three minutes.  I am not sure what is causing this issue or 
>> > how
>> > to
>> > rix it.
>>
>> Is this a laptop or a desktop? If a laptop, did you check the settings 
>> for
>> both On Battery and On AC Power?
>> -- 
>> SC Tom
>>
>> .
>> 


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Unknown
6/16/2010 3:03:40 PM
Also, did you reboot?
"David Black" <DavidBlack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:6C3F8A72-130D-4C06-A6E3-C3525AB4E4DA@microsoft.com...
> This issue is happening on a desktop computer
>
> "SC Tom" wrote:
>
>>
>> "David Black" <DavidBlack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0266E049-9FC7-471A-AB25-5D311AFE0F9D@microsoft.com...
>> > After I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set my 
>> > monitor
>> > and
>> > hard drive to turn off in 15 minutes of inactivity nothing turns off. 
>> > The
>> > only setting that works is turning off the monitor in 1 minute and the
>> > hard
>> > drive in three minutes.  I am not sure what is causing this issue or 
>> > how
>> > to
>> > rix it.
>>
>> Is this a laptop or a desktop? If a laptop, did you check the settings 
>> for
>> both On Battery and On AC Power?
>> -- 
>> SC Tom
>>
>> .
>> 


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Unknown
6/16/2010 3:04:32 PM
David Black wrote:
<PASTE>
>> After I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set my monitor
>> and hard drive to turn off in 15 minutes of inactivity nothing turns off.
>> The only setting that works is turning off the monitor in 1 minute and 
>> the
>> hard drive in three minutes.  I am not sure what is causing this issue or
>> how to fix it.
</PASTE>
>> Task Manager | Processes tab: What's still running in the background?
>>
>> Any Scheduled Tasks which might be interfering?
>>
>> What's your Automatic Updates setting?
>>
> Thanks very much for the prompt response.
>    Under the Prcesses Tab there are a lot of items listed, but only one
> process
>    System Idle Process is using 99 CPU the rest are using 00  CPUs
>    I have no Scheduled Tasks set up to run
>    My Automatic Updates Setting is set up to download, but not install
> updates
>    Also, I have made no changes to my system prior to this issue starting

Try the clean boot troubleshooting technique in hopes of being able to ID 
the culprit causing the problem; cf. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316434.

Also (especially if this is sudden, new behavior & KB979906 is failing to 
install)...

Open Internet Explorer (only) to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com | Select 
CUSTOM and scan | Install any Critical Security Updates offered (e.g., 
KB979906).

NB: If IE7 or IE8's installed and a Root Certificates update is listed in 
the Optional Software updates category on the left-hand side of the scan 
results window, install it to take full advantage of IE's enhanced security. 

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PA
6/16/2010 3:45:17 PM
If I change turn monitor off from 10 minutes down to 1 minute I do not have 
to reboot for the change to take effect.

"Unknown" wrote:

> Also, did you reboot?
> "David Black" <DavidBlack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:6C3F8A72-130D-4C06-A6E3-C3525AB4E4DA@microsoft.com...
> > This issue is happening on a desktop computer
> >
> > "SC Tom" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> "David Black" <DavidBlack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:0266E049-9FC7-471A-AB25-5D311AFE0F9D@microsoft.com...
> >> > After I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set my 
> >> > monitor
> >> > and
> >> > hard drive to turn off in 15 minutes of inactivity nothing turns off. 
> >> > The
> >> > only setting that works is turning off the monitor in 1 minute and the
> >> > hard
> >> > drive in three minutes.  I am not sure what is causing this issue or 
> >> > how
> >> > to
> >> > rix it.
> >>
> >> Is this a laptop or a desktop? If a laptop, did you check the settings 
> >> for
> >> both On Battery and On AC Power?
> >> -- 
> >> SC Tom
> >>
> >> .
> >> 
> 
> 
> .
> 
0
Utf
6/16/2010 6:30:11 PM
Is it the same computer that was having System Restore issues in March
2010? =3D> http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.genera=
l/browse_frm/thread/be13b623c0b7f647

Is it also the same computer where you were getting "access denied"
errors in March 2010? =3D>
http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/browse_fr=
m/thread/86e48c6b9b4b33af
--
~PA Bear, via Google Groups


On Jun 15, 7:48=A0pm, David Black <DavidBl...@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:
> After I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set my monitor =
and
> hard drive to turn off in 15 minutes of inactivity nothing turns off. =A0=
The
> only setting that works is turning off the monitor in 1 minute and the ha=
rd
> drive in three minutes. =A0I am not sure what is causing this issue or ho=
w to
> rix it.
0
PA
6/24/2010 4:23:48 PM
On Jun 16, 7:04=A0am, David Black <DavidBl...@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>
> > Task Manager | Processes tab: What's still running in the background?
>
> > Any Scheduled Tasks which might be interfering?
>
> > What's your Automatic Updates setting?
>
> > David Black wrote:
> > After I click on Control Panel and then Power Options and set my monito=
r
> > and hard drive to turn off in 15 minutes of inactivity nothing turns of=
f. =A0The
> > only setting that works is turning off the monitor in 1 minute and the
> > hard drive in three minutes. =A0I am not sure what is causing this issu=
e or how
> > to fix it.
>
> > Thanks very much for the prompt response.
>
> =A0 =A0 Under the Prcesses Tab there are a lot of items listed, but only =
one
> process
> =A0 =A0 System Idle Process is using 99 CPU the rest are using 00 =A0CPUs
> =A0 =A0 I have no Scheduled Tasks set up to run
> =A0 =A0 My Automatic Updates Setting is set up to download, but not insta=
ll
> updates
> =A0 =A0 Also, I have made no changes to my system prior to this issue sta=
rting
>
>
>
>

If any one of those lots of items you see causes the CPU to use 10% of
CPU time (even for a fraction of a second), the power down options
countdown timers gets reset.

If you just glance at TM, 99% idle could be the case, but you would
have to watch it for a while and maybe see something that uses 10% -
even for a split second that uses 10% if you are lucky enough to see
it.

So far I have in my list these Processes (that are not doing anything)
interfere:

Skype, any kind of Instant Messenger, MagicJack, AVG, Bit Defender.

Anybody know of any more?

They are doing something.
0
Jose
6/24/2010 7:56:08 PM
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