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  • I have windows 7Professional and my screensavers display and test fine. Why do they not run and why does my computer not go to sleep.

    Friday, March 27, 2015 4:02 PM

Answers

  • With the assumption that both are configured properly, it could be a job/process that it keeping the workstation from inactivity, such as a file open from a network share, downloading/installing something, etc.

    Navigate to Start >All Programs > Accessories.
    Right-click on 'Command Prompt' and select "Run as administrator"

    Once at the command prompt, run the following:
    This should provide you with anything running.

    powercfg -requests

    In the following example, the top image is installing Windows Updates, while the bottom image has nothing running that would disable inactivity.


    www.SteveHardee.com | @SteveHardee

    • Proposed as answer by Deason Wu Wednesday, April 8, 2015 8:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by Deason Wu Thursday, April 9, 2015 2:00 AM
    Friday, March 27, 2015 5:55 PM
  • Hi alanperkel ,

    Please refer the following link to have a troubleshoot (Pay attention to the external devices part especially the usb mouse and the keyboard ,ensure they all get the latest drivers and the machines is up to date ):
    Windows 7 Screensaver and Power Options Not Working?
    http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-screensaver-and-power-options-not-working/

    We also can check the power requests with the command line as Steve suggested .We can override the requests to have a check .
    To do this ,here is a link for reference(Pay attention to JCHolcomb's reply):
    Screen saver wont work Windows 7
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/screen-saver-wont-work-windows-7/c91674b0-110d-4503-b7ff-037b6eb507dc

    NOTE: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites.

    Best regards


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    Monday, March 30, 2015 6:48 AM

All replies

  • With the assumption that both are configured properly, it could be a job/process that it keeping the workstation from inactivity, such as a file open from a network share, downloading/installing something, etc.

    Navigate to Start >All Programs > Accessories.
    Right-click on 'Command Prompt' and select "Run as administrator"

    Once at the command prompt, run the following:
    This should provide you with anything running.

    powercfg -requests

    In the following example, the top image is installing Windows Updates, while the bottom image has nothing running that would disable inactivity.


    www.SteveHardee.com | @SteveHardee

    • Proposed as answer by Deason Wu Wednesday, April 8, 2015 8:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by Deason Wu Thursday, April 9, 2015 2:00 AM
    Friday, March 27, 2015 5:55 PM
  • Hi alanperkel ,

    Please refer the following link to have a troubleshoot (Pay attention to the external devices part especially the usb mouse and the keyboard ,ensure they all get the latest drivers and the machines is up to date ):
    Windows 7 Screensaver and Power Options Not Working?
    http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-screensaver-and-power-options-not-working/

    We also can check the power requests with the command line as Steve suggested .We can override the requests to have a check .
    To do this ,here is a link for reference(Pay attention to JCHolcomb's reply):
    Screen saver wont work Windows 7
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/screen-saver-wont-work-windows-7/c91674b0-110d-4503-b7ff-037b6eb507dc

    NOTE: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites.

    Best regards


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.



    Monday, March 30, 2015 6:48 AM