1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Monitor Refuses To Sleep

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by John McGaw, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. John McGaw

    John McGaw Flightless Bird

    New install of W7 Ultimate on a freshly-built Shuttle SX58-H7, i7-920, 6GB
    triple channel, Radeon HD5770, Patriot Torqx SSD system drive, WD 2tB green
    drive for data, old trusty ViewSonic 20" LCD. Latest video (and all the
    rest too) drivers installed. Everything works beautifully except that the
    blasted monitor refuses to go to sleep and I'm too lazy (and forgetful) to
    turn it off manually more than occasionally.

    Does this ring a bell for anyone? I've looked around but haven't turned up
    anything. Searches on MS's site are hopeless unless I know ahead of time
    exactly what terminology the KB writer was thinking of at the time (and
    sometimes not even then). What is it that Windows monitors to see if a
    computer is "idle"? Keyboard, mouse, something else?
     
  2. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    John McGaw wrote:
    > New install of W7 Ultimate on a freshly-built Shuttle SX58-H7, i7-920,
    > 6GB triple channel, Radeon HD5770, Patriot Torqx SSD system drive, WD
    > 2tB green drive for data, old trusty ViewSonic 20" LCD. Latest video
    > (and all the rest too) drivers installed. Everything works beautifully
    > except that the blasted monitor refuses to go to sleep and I'm too lazy
    > (and forgetful) to turn it off manually more than occasionally.
    >
    > Does this ring a bell for anyone? I've looked around but haven't turned
    > up anything. Searches on MS's site are hopeless unless I know ahead of
    > time exactly what terminology the KB writer was thinking of at the time
    > (and sometimes not even then). What is it that Windows monitors to see
    > if a computer is "idle"? Keyboard, mouse, something else?


    Asked viewsonic folks?
     
  3. John McGaw

    John McGaw Flightless Bird

    On 1/14/2010 2:39 PM, LouB wrote:
    > John McGaw wrote:
    >> New install of W7 Ultimate on a freshly-built Shuttle SX58-H7, i7-920,
    >> 6GB triple channel, Radeon HD5770, Patriot Torqx SSD system drive, WD
    >> 2tB green drive for data, old trusty ViewSonic 20" LCD. Latest video
    >> (and all the rest too) drivers installed. Everything works beautifully
    >> except that the blasted monitor refuses to go to sleep and I'm too
    >> lazy (and forgetful) to turn it off manually more than occasionally.
    >>
    >> Does this ring a bell for anyone? I've looked around but haven't
    >> turned up anything. Searches on MS's site are hopeless unless I know
    >> ahead of time exactly what terminology the KB writer was thinking of
    >> at the time (and sometimes not even then). What is it that Windows
    >> monitors to see if a computer is "idle"? Keyboard, mouse, something else?

    >
    > Asked viewsonic folks?


    The monitor is several years old and has always slept when connected to its
    original XP machine. I have to figure that it hasn't forgot how as long as
    the new system is forcing it into sleep in the same way that has been
    standard seemingly forever. I guess I can check with ViewSonic but don't
    hold out any hope there.
     
  4. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    news:z4L3n.88385$5n7.75851@en-nntp-09.dc1.easynews.com...
    > On 1/14/2010 2:39 PM, LouB wrote:
    >> John McGaw wrote:
    >>> New install of W7 Ultimate on a freshly-built Shuttle SX58-H7, i7-920,
    >>> 6GB triple channel, Radeon HD5770, Patriot Torqx SSD system drive, WD
    >>> 2tB green drive for data, old trusty ViewSonic 20" LCD. Latest video
    >>> (and all the rest too) drivers installed. Everything works beautifully
    >>> except that the blasted monitor refuses to go to sleep and I'm too
    >>> lazy (and forgetful) to turn it off manually more than occasionally.
    >>>
    >>> Does this ring a bell for anyone? I've looked around but haven't
    >>> turned up anything. Searches on MS's site are hopeless unless I know
    >>> ahead of time exactly what terminology the KB writer was thinking of
    >>> at the time (and sometimes not even then). What is it that Windows
    >>> monitors to see if a computer is "idle"? Keyboard, mouse, something
    >>> else?

    >>
    >> Asked viewsonic folks?

    >
    > The monitor is several years old and has always slept when connected to
    > its original XP machine. I have to figure that it hasn't forgot how as
    > long as the new system is forcing it into sleep in the same way that has
    > been standard seemingly forever. I guess I can check with ViewSonic but
    > don't hold out any hope there.



    They may have a proper monitor profile file to install in Windows.
     
  5. John McGaw

    John McGaw Flightless Bird

    On 1/14/2010 4:12 PM, Seth wrote:
    > "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    > news:z4L3n.88385$5n7.75851@en-nntp-09.dc1.easynews.com...
    >> On 1/14/2010 2:39 PM, LouB wrote:
    >>> John McGaw wrote:
    >>>> New install of W7 Ultimate on a freshly-built Shuttle SX58-H7, i7-920,
    >>>> 6GB triple channel, Radeon HD5770, Patriot Torqx SSD system drive, WD
    >>>> 2tB green drive for data, old trusty ViewSonic 20" LCD. Latest video
    >>>> (and all the rest too) drivers installed. Everything works beautifully
    >>>> except that the blasted monitor refuses to go to sleep and I'm too
    >>>> lazy (and forgetful) to turn it off manually more than occasionally.
    >>>>
    >>>> Does this ring a bell for anyone? I've looked around but haven't
    >>>> turned up anything. Searches on MS's site are hopeless unless I know
    >>>> ahead of time exactly what terminology the KB writer was thinking of
    >>>> at the time (and sometimes not even then). What is it that Windows
    >>>> monitors to see if a computer is "idle"? Keyboard, mouse, something
    >>>> else?
    >>>
    >>> Asked viewsonic folks?

    >>
    >> The monitor is several years old and has always slept when connected
    >> to its original XP machine. I have to figure that it hasn't forgot how
    >> as long as the new system is forcing it into sleep in the same way
    >> that has been standard seemingly forever. I guess I can check with
    >> ViewSonic but don't hold out any hope there.

    >
    >
    > They may have a proper monitor profile file to install in Windows.
    >

    Windows knows about the monitor and identifies it correctly. No problem there.
     
  6. MJMIII

    MJMIII Flightless Bird

    "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    news:hTL3n.46067$er1.27758@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com...
    > On 1/14/2010 4:12 PM, Seth wrote:
    >> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >> news:z4L3n.88385$5n7.75851@en-nntp-09.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>> On 1/14/2010 2:39 PM, LouB wrote:
    >>>> John McGaw wrote:
    >>>>> New install of W7 Ultimate on a freshly-built Shuttle SX58-H7, i7-920,
    >>>>> 6GB triple channel, Radeon HD5770, Patriot Torqx SSD system drive, WD
    >>>>> 2tB green drive for data, old trusty ViewSonic 20" LCD. Latest video
    >>>>> (and all the rest too) drivers installed. Everything works beautifully
    >>>>> except that the blasted monitor refuses to go to sleep and I'm too
    >>>>> lazy (and forgetful) to turn it off manually more than occasionally.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Does this ring a bell for anyone? I've looked around but haven't
    >>>>> turned up anything. Searches on MS's site are hopeless unless I know
    >>>>> ahead of time exactly what terminology the KB writer was thinking of
    >>>>> at the time (and sometimes not even then). What is it that Windows
    >>>>> monitors to see if a computer is "idle"? Keyboard, mouse, something
    >>>>> else?
    >>>>
    >>>> Asked viewsonic folks?
    >>>
    >>> The monitor is several years old and has always slept when connected
    >>> to its original XP machine. I have to figure that it hasn't forgot how
    >>> as long as the new system is forcing it into sleep in the same way
    >>> that has been standard seemingly forever. I guess I can check with
    >>> ViewSonic but don't hold out any hope there.

    >>
    >>
    >> They may have a proper monitor profile file to install in Windows.
    >>

    > Windows knows about the monitor and identifies it correctly. No problem
    > there.


    You're missing his point. Windows will correctly identify an HP printer,
    but that doesn't mean all its functions will work. Go to ViewSonic's site
    and see if they have Windows 7 drivers for your monitor.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  7. John McGaw

    John McGaw Flightless Bird

    On 1/14/2010 5:09 PM, MJMIII wrote:
    > "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    > news:hTL3n.46067$er1.27758@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com...
    >> On 1/14/2010 4:12 PM, Seth wrote:
    >>> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >>> news:z4L3n.88385$5n7.75851@en-nntp-09.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>> On 1/14/2010 2:39 PM, LouB wrote:
    >>>>> John McGaw wrote:
    >>>>>> New install of W7 Ultimate on a freshly-built Shuttle SX58-H7,
    >>>>>> i7-920,
    >>>>>> 6GB triple channel, Radeon HD5770, Patriot Torqx SSD system drive, WD
    >>>>>> 2tB green drive for data, old trusty ViewSonic 20" LCD. Latest video
    >>>>>> (and all the rest too) drivers installed. Everything works
    >>>>>> beautifully
    >>>>>> except that the blasted monitor refuses to go to sleep and I'm too
    >>>>>> lazy (and forgetful) to turn it off manually more than occasionally.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Does this ring a bell for anyone? I've looked around but haven't
    >>>>>> turned up anything. Searches on MS's site are hopeless unless I know
    >>>>>> ahead of time exactly what terminology the KB writer was thinking of
    >>>>>> at the time (and sometimes not even then). What is it that Windows
    >>>>>> monitors to see if a computer is "idle"? Keyboard, mouse, something
    >>>>>> else?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Asked viewsonic folks?
    >>>>
    >>>> The monitor is several years old and has always slept when connected
    >>>> to its original XP machine. I have to figure that it hasn't forgot how
    >>>> as long as the new system is forcing it into sleep in the same way
    >>>> that has been standard seemingly forever. I guess I can check with
    >>>> ViewSonic but don't hold out any hope there.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> They may have a proper monitor profile file to install in Windows.
    >>>

    >> Windows knows about the monitor and identifies it correctly. No
    >> problem there.

    >
    > You're missing his point. Windows will correctly identify an HP printer,
    > but that doesn't mean all its functions will work. Go to ViewSonic's
    > site and see if they have Windows 7 drivers for your monitor.


    W7 comes with a full set of ViewSonic drivers (same as the Vista Drivers)
    and had properly installed the correct one during OS installation. But just
    to be sure I went to ViewSonic, downloaded the 64-bit drivers, extracted
    them, and installed them. What I wound up was exactly the same driver
    version as I had previously so no joy there.
     
  8. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    news:7CN3n.47655$er1.11250@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com...
    > On 1/14/2010 5:09 PM, MJMIII wrote:
    >> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >> news:hTL3n.46067$er1.27758@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>> On 1/14/2010 4:12 PM, Seth wrote:
    >>>> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >>>> news:z4L3n.88385$5n7.75851@en-nntp-09.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>>> On 1/14/2010 2:39 PM, LouB wrote:
    >>>>>> John McGaw wrote:
    >>>>>>> New install of W7 Ultimate on a freshly-built Shuttle SX58-H7,
    >>>>>>> i7-920,
    >>>>>>> 6GB triple channel, Radeon HD5770, Patriot Torqx SSD system drive,
    >>>>>>> WD
    >>>>>>> 2tB green drive for data, old trusty ViewSonic 20" LCD. Latest video
    >>>>>>> (and all the rest too) drivers installed. Everything works
    >>>>>>> beautifully
    >>>>>>> except that the blasted monitor refuses to go to sleep and I'm too
    >>>>>>> lazy (and forgetful) to turn it off manually more than occasionally.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Does this ring a bell for anyone? I've looked around but haven't
    >>>>>>> turned up anything. Searches on MS's site are hopeless unless I know
    >>>>>>> ahead of time exactly what terminology the KB writer was thinking of
    >>>>>>> at the time (and sometimes not even then). What is it that Windows
    >>>>>>> monitors to see if a computer is "idle"? Keyboard, mouse, something
    >>>>>>> else?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Asked viewsonic folks?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The monitor is several years old and has always slept when connected
    >>>>> to its original XP machine. I have to figure that it hasn't forgot how
    >>>>> as long as the new system is forcing it into sleep in the same way
    >>>>> that has been standard seemingly forever. I guess I can check with
    >>>>> ViewSonic but don't hold out any hope there.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> They may have a proper monitor profile file to install in Windows.
    >>>>
    >>> Windows knows about the monitor and identifies it correctly. No
    >>> problem there.

    >>
    >> You're missing his point. Windows will correctly identify an HP printer,
    >> but that doesn't mean all its functions will work. Go to ViewSonic's
    >> site and see if they have Windows 7 drivers for your monitor.

    >
    > W7 comes with a full set of ViewSonic drivers (same as the Vista Drivers)
    > and had properly installed the correct one during OS installation. But
    > just to be sure I went to ViewSonic, downloaded the 64-bit drivers,
    > extracted them, and installed them. What I wound up was exactly the same
    > driver version as I had previously so no joy there.


    I hate to ask the obvious, but have you checked your Power Options settings?
    There are a couple of different places to turn the display off- the
    "Standard" settings, and a few more under "Change advanced power settings."
    --
    SC Tom
     
  9. John McGaw

    John McGaw Flightless Bird

    On 1/14/2010 7:02 PM, SC Tom wrote:
    >
    > "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    > news:7CN3n.47655$er1.11250@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com...
    >> On 1/14/2010 5:09 PM, MJMIII wrote:
    >>> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >>> news:hTL3n.46067$er1.27758@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>> On 1/14/2010 4:12 PM, Seth wrote:
    >>>>> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:z4L3n.88385$5n7.75851@en-nntp-09.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>>>> On 1/14/2010 2:39 PM, LouB wrote:
    >>>>>>> John McGaw wrote:
    >>>>>>>> New install of W7 Ultimate on a freshly-built Shuttle SX58-H7,
    >>>>>>>> i7-920,
    >>>>>>>> 6GB triple channel, Radeon HD5770, Patriot Torqx SSD system
    >>>>>>>> drive, WD
    >>>>>>>> 2tB green drive for data, old trusty ViewSonic 20" LCD. Latest
    >>>>>>>> video
    >>>>>>>> (and all the rest too) drivers installed. Everything works
    >>>>>>>> beautifully
    >>>>>>>> except that the blasted monitor refuses to go to sleep and I'm too
    >>>>>>>> lazy (and forgetful) to turn it off manually more than
    >>>>>>>> occasionally.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Does this ring a bell for anyone? I've looked around but haven't
    >>>>>>>> turned up anything. Searches on MS's site are hopeless unless I
    >>>>>>>> know
    >>>>>>>> ahead of time exactly what terminology the KB writer was
    >>>>>>>> thinking of
    >>>>>>>> at the time (and sometimes not even then). What is it that Windows
    >>>>>>>> monitors to see if a computer is "idle"? Keyboard, mouse, something
    >>>>>>>> else?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Asked viewsonic folks?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> The monitor is several years old and has always slept when connected
    >>>>>> to its original XP machine. I have to figure that it hasn't forgot
    >>>>>> how
    >>>>>> as long as the new system is forcing it into sleep in the same way
    >>>>>> that has been standard seemingly forever. I guess I can check with
    >>>>>> ViewSonic but don't hold out any hope there.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> They may have a proper monitor profile file to install in Windows.
    >>>>>
    >>>> Windows knows about the monitor and identifies it correctly. No
    >>>> problem there.
    >>>
    >>> You're missing his point. Windows will correctly identify an HP printer,
    >>> but that doesn't mean all its functions will work. Go to ViewSonic's
    >>> site and see if they have Windows 7 drivers for your monitor.

    >>
    >> W7 comes with a full set of ViewSonic drivers (same as the Vista
    >> Drivers) and had properly installed the correct one during OS
    >> installation. But just to be sure I went to ViewSonic, downloaded the
    >> 64-bit drivers, extracted them, and installed them. What I wound up
    >> was exactly the same driver version as I had previously so no joy there.

    >
    > I hate to ask the obvious, but have you checked your Power Options
    > settings? There are a couple of different places to turn the display
    > off- the "Standard" settings, and a few more under "Change advanced
    > power settings."


    Yes that is all checked. Actually there is only one display sleep time. It
    appears in the basic settings and also in the "advanced" but they are the
    same -- change on and the other changes. In any case both of them are a 5
    minutes. I'm starting to get the feeling that I'm going to just have to
    learn to start switching my monitor off when I'm going to be away from the
    desk. My computer itself is never allowed to sleep or hibernate since it is
    running a distributed processing application 24 X 7.
     
  10. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    John McGaw wrote:
    > On 1/14/2010 7:02 PM, SC Tom wrote:
    >>
    >> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >> news:7CN3n.47655$er1.11250@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>> On 1/14/2010 5:09 PM, MJMIII wrote:
    >>>> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >>>> news:hTL3n.46067$er1.27758@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>>> On 1/14/2010 4:12 PM, Seth wrote:
    >>>>>> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:z4L3n.88385$5n7.75851@en-nntp-09.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>>>>> On 1/14/2010 2:39 PM, LouB wrote:
    >>>>>>>> John McGaw wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> New install of W7 Ultimate on a freshly-built Shuttle SX58-H7,
    >>>>>>>>> i7-920,
    >>>>>>>>> 6GB triple channel, Radeon HD5770, Patriot Torqx SSD system
    >>>>>>>>> drive, WD
    >>>>>>>>> 2tB green drive for data, old trusty ViewSonic 20" LCD. Latest
    >>>>>>>>> video
    >>>>>>>>> (and all the rest too) drivers installed. Everything works
    >>>>>>>>> beautifully
    >>>>>>>>> except that the blasted monitor refuses to go to sleep and I'm too
    >>>>>>>>> lazy (and forgetful) to turn it off manually more than
    >>>>>>>>> occasionally.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Does this ring a bell for anyone? I've looked around but haven't
    >>>>>>>>> turned up anything. Searches on MS's site are hopeless unless I
    >>>>>>>>> know
    >>>>>>>>> ahead of time exactly what terminology the KB writer was
    >>>>>>>>> thinking of
    >>>>>>>>> at the time (and sometimes not even then). What is it that Windows
    >>>>>>>>> monitors to see if a computer is "idle"? Keyboard, mouse,
    >>>>>>>>> something
    >>>>>>>>> else?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Asked viewsonic folks?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> The monitor is several years old and has always slept when connected
    >>>>>>> to its original XP machine. I have to figure that it hasn't forgot
    >>>>>>> how
    >>>>>>> as long as the new system is forcing it into sleep in the same way
    >>>>>>> that has been standard seemingly forever. I guess I can check with
    >>>>>>> ViewSonic but don't hold out any hope there.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> They may have a proper monitor profile file to install in Windows.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Windows knows about the monitor and identifies it correctly. No
    >>>>> problem there.
    >>>>
    >>>> You're missing his point. Windows will correctly identify an HP
    >>>> printer,
    >>>> but that doesn't mean all its functions will work. Go to ViewSonic's
    >>>> site and see if they have Windows 7 drivers for your monitor.
    >>>
    >>> W7 comes with a full set of ViewSonic drivers (same as the Vista
    >>> Drivers) and had properly installed the correct one during OS
    >>> installation. But just to be sure I went to ViewSonic, downloaded the
    >>> 64-bit drivers, extracted them, and installed them. What I wound up
    >>> was exactly the same driver version as I had previously so no joy there.

    >>
    >> I hate to ask the obvious, but have you checked your Power Options
    >> settings? There are a couple of different places to turn the display
    >> off- the "Standard" settings, and a few more under "Change advanced
    >> power settings."

    >
    > Yes that is all checked. Actually there is only one display sleep time.
    > It appears in the basic settings and also in the "advanced" but they are
    > the same -- change on and the other changes. In any case both of them
    > are a 5 minutes. I'm starting to get the feeling that I'm going to just
    > have to learn to start switching my monitor off when I'm going to be
    > away from the desk. My computer itself is never allowed to sleep or
    > hibernate since it is running a distributed processing application 24 X 7.


    Maybe that app wants the monitor available at all times in case a
    problem happens??
     
  11. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    news:UKO3n.38324$oC1.3427@en-nntp-01.dc1.easynews.com...
    > On 1/14/2010 7:02 PM, SC Tom wrote:
    >>
    >> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >> news:7CN3n.47655$er1.11250@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>> On 1/14/2010 5:09 PM, MJMIII wrote:
    >>>> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >>>> news:hTL3n.46067$er1.27758@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>>> On 1/14/2010 4:12 PM, Seth wrote:
    >>>>>> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:z4L3n.88385$5n7.75851@en-nntp-09.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>>>>> On 1/14/2010 2:39 PM, LouB wrote:
    >>>>>>>> John McGaw wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> New install of W7 Ultimate on a freshly-built Shuttle SX58-H7,
    >>>>>>>>> i7-920,
    >>>>>>>>> 6GB triple channel, Radeon HD5770, Patriot Torqx SSD system
    >>>>>>>>> drive, WD
    >>>>>>>>> 2tB green drive for data, old trusty ViewSonic 20" LCD. Latest
    >>>>>>>>> video
    >>>>>>>>> (and all the rest too) drivers installed. Everything works
    >>>>>>>>> beautifully
    >>>>>>>>> except that the blasted monitor refuses to go to sleep and I'm too
    >>>>>>>>> lazy (and forgetful) to turn it off manually more than
    >>>>>>>>> occasionally.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Does this ring a bell for anyone? I've looked around but haven't
    >>>>>>>>> turned up anything. Searches on MS's site are hopeless unless I
    >>>>>>>>> know
    >>>>>>>>> ahead of time exactly what terminology the KB writer was
    >>>>>>>>> thinking of
    >>>>>>>>> at the time (and sometimes not even then). What is it that Windows
    >>>>>>>>> monitors to see if a computer is "idle"? Keyboard, mouse,
    >>>>>>>>> something
    >>>>>>>>> else?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Asked viewsonic folks?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> The monitor is several years old and has always slept when connected
    >>>>>>> to its original XP machine. I have to figure that it hasn't forgot
    >>>>>>> how
    >>>>>>> as long as the new system is forcing it into sleep in the same way
    >>>>>>> that has been standard seemingly forever. I guess I can check with
    >>>>>>> ViewSonic but don't hold out any hope there.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> They may have a proper monitor profile file to install in Windows.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Windows knows about the monitor and identifies it correctly. No
    >>>>> problem there.
    >>>>
    >>>> You're missing his point. Windows will correctly identify an HP
    >>>> printer,
    >>>> but that doesn't mean all its functions will work. Go to ViewSonic's
    >>>> site and see if they have Windows 7 drivers for your monitor.
    >>>
    >>> W7 comes with a full set of ViewSonic drivers (same as the Vista
    >>> Drivers) and had properly installed the correct one during OS
    >>> installation. But just to be sure I went to ViewSonic, downloaded the
    >>> 64-bit drivers, extracted them, and installed them. What I wound up
    >>> was exactly the same driver version as I had previously so no joy there.

    >>
    >> I hate to ask the obvious, but have you checked your Power Options
    >> settings? There are a couple of different places to turn the display
    >> off- the "Standard" settings, and a few more under "Change advanced
    >> power settings."

    >
    > Yes that is all checked. Actually there is only one display sleep time. It
    > appears in the basic settings and also in the "advanced" but they are the
    > same -- change on and the other changes. In any case both of them are a 5
    > minutes. I'm starting to get the feeling that I'm going to just have to
    > learn to start switching my monitor off when I'm going to be away from the
    > desk. My computer itself is never allowed to sleep or hibernate since it
    > is running a distributed processing application 24 X 7.


    And you have both 'On battery' and 'Plugged in' set the same? Do you have
    any settings under your display adapter that may affect it? Is there an
    enable/disable in your monitor's OSD that may have gotten changed after the
    Win7 installation (unlikely, but who knows)?
    --
    SC Tom
     
  12. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    news:rWO3n.22387$XU.21360@newsfe03.iad...
    >
    > "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    > news:UKO3n.38324$oC1.3427@en-nntp-01.dc1.easynews.com...
    >> On 1/14/2010 7:02 PM, SC Tom wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >>> news:7CN3n.47655$er1.11250@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>> On 1/14/2010 5:09 PM, MJMIII wrote:
    >>>>> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:hTL3n.46067$er1.27758@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>>>> On 1/14/2010 4:12 PM, Seth wrote:
    >>>>>>> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:z4L3n.88385$5n7.75851@en-nntp-09.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>>>>>> On 1/14/2010 2:39 PM, LouB wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> John McGaw wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> New install of W7 Ultimate on a freshly-built Shuttle SX58-H7,
    >>>>>>>>>> i7-920,
    >>>>>>>>>> 6GB triple channel, Radeon HD5770, Patriot Torqx SSD system
    >>>>>>>>>> drive, WD
    >>>>>>>>>> 2tB green drive for data, old trusty ViewSonic 20" LCD. Latest
    >>>>>>>>>> video
    >>>>>>>>>> (and all the rest too) drivers installed. Everything works
    >>>>>>>>>> beautifully
    >>>>>>>>>> except that the blasted monitor refuses to go to sleep and I'm
    >>>>>>>>>> too
    >>>>>>>>>> lazy (and forgetful) to turn it off manually more than
    >>>>>>>>>> occasionally.
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Does this ring a bell for anyone? I've looked around but haven't
    >>>>>>>>>> turned up anything. Searches on MS's site are hopeless unless I
    >>>>>>>>>> know
    >>>>>>>>>> ahead of time exactly what terminology the KB writer was
    >>>>>>>>>> thinking of
    >>>>>>>>>> at the time (and sometimes not even then). What is it that
    >>>>>>>>>> Windows
    >>>>>>>>>> monitors to see if a computer is "idle"? Keyboard, mouse,
    >>>>>>>>>> something
    >>>>>>>>>> else?
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Asked viewsonic folks?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> The monitor is several years old and has always slept when
    >>>>>>>> connected
    >>>>>>>> to its original XP machine. I have to figure that it hasn't forgot
    >>>>>>>> how
    >>>>>>>> as long as the new system is forcing it into sleep in the same way
    >>>>>>>> that has been standard seemingly forever. I guess I can check with
    >>>>>>>> ViewSonic but don't hold out any hope there.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> They may have a proper monitor profile file to install in Windows.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>> Windows knows about the monitor and identifies it correctly. No
    >>>>>> problem there.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> You're missing his point. Windows will correctly identify an HP
    >>>>> printer,
    >>>>> but that doesn't mean all its functions will work. Go to ViewSonic's
    >>>>> site and see if they have Windows 7 drivers for your monitor.
    >>>>
    >>>> W7 comes with a full set of ViewSonic drivers (same as the Vista
    >>>> Drivers) and had properly installed the correct one during OS
    >>>> installation. But just to be sure I went to ViewSonic, downloaded the
    >>>> 64-bit drivers, extracted them, and installed them. What I wound up
    >>>> was exactly the same driver version as I had previously so no joy
    >>>> there.
    >>>
    >>> I hate to ask the obvious, but have you checked your Power Options
    >>> settings? There are a couple of different places to turn the display
    >>> off- the "Standard" settings, and a few more under "Change advanced
    >>> power settings."

    >>
    >> Yes that is all checked. Actually there is only one display sleep time.
    >> It appears in the basic settings and also in the "advanced" but they are
    >> the same -- change on and the other changes. In any case both of them are
    >> a 5 minutes. I'm starting to get the feeling that I'm going to just have
    >> to learn to start switching my monitor off when I'm going to be away from
    >> the desk. My computer itself is never allowed to sleep or hibernate since
    >> it is running a distributed processing application 24 X 7.

    >
    > And you have both 'On battery' and 'Plugged in' set the same? Do you have
    > any settings under your display adapter that may affect it? Is there an
    > enable/disable in your monitor's OSD that may have gotten changed after
    > the Win7 installation (unlikely, but who knows)?
    > --
    > SC Tom
    >


    And LouB brings up a good point. If the program is minimized, does the
    monitor sleep then? Or, if the program isn't running, does it sleep? Any way
    you could stop it for a few minutes to test it? That may be the whole
    problem.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  13. John McGaw

    John McGaw Flightless Bird

    On 1/14/2010 10:00 PM, SC Tom wrote:
    snipped a ridiculously long thread...
    >
    > And LouB brings up a good point. If the program is minimized, does the
    > monitor sleep then? Or, if the program isn't running, does it sleep? Any
    > way you could stop it for a few minutes to test it? That may be the
    > whole problem.


    I thought of that and tried the test again. The application runs as
    multiple threads with an optional control application. I killed off all
    nine threads. Then I switched to the "classic windows" screen in case it is
    the fancy aero background causing problems. I shut down all gadgets,
    removed the sticky notes, killed off a couple of background tasks like the
    Nero backup program. In other words I killed everything I could think of.

    No joy -- no sleep.

    By way of restarting everything normally I told the system to restart and
    then went to get some lunch. I came back and the monitor was sleeping. But
    I was at login then and after logging on the monitor would no longer sleep.
    So that means that something is happening that doesn't happen at the login
    screen which is killing the monitor sleep function. I'm about ready to
    admit defeat for the moment and move on. I get the feeling that when (if?)
    the problem is identified it will be by luck and not logic.

    Thanks to everyone.
     
  14. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    news:h024n.48827$oC1.8667@en-nntp-01.dc1.easynews.com...
    >
    > By way of restarting everything normally I told the system to restart and
    > then went to get some lunch. I came back and the monitor was sleeping. But
    > I was at login then and after logging on the monitor would no longer
    > sleep. So that means that something is happening that doesn't happen at
    > the login screen which is killing the monitor sleep function. I'm about
    > ready to admit defeat for the moment and move on. I get the feeling that
    > when (if?) the problem is identified it will be by luck and not logic.



    OK, now we may be getting somewhere... Probably some app or utility running
    in the user space that's causing it. The system doesn't know if it's
    "inactive" if certain things that get monitored are constantly being
    tickled.

    What's running out of your Startup group as well as HKCU and HKLM
    \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ?

    One of those items (or the app that runs on this machine) may be needing an
    upgrade to a Win7 compliant version.
     
  15. John McGaw

    John McGaw Flightless Bird

    On 1/15/2010 3:08 PM, Seth wrote:
    > "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    > news:h024n.48827$oC1.8667@en-nntp-01.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>
    >> By way of restarting everything normally I told the system to restart
    >> and then went to get some lunch. I came back and the monitor was
    >> sleeping. But I was at login then and after logging on the monitor
    >> would no longer sleep. So that means that something is happening that
    >> doesn't happen at the login screen which is killing the monitor sleep
    >> function. I'm about ready to admit defeat for the moment and move on.
    >> I get the feeling that when (if?) the problem is identified it will be
    >> by luck and not logic.

    >
    >
    > OK, now we may be getting somewhere... Probably some app or utility
    > running in the user space that's causing it. The system doesn't know if
    > it's "inactive" if certain things that get monitored are constantly
    > being tickled.
    >
    > What's running out of your Startup group as well as HKCU and HKLM
    > \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ?
    >
    > One of those items (or the app that runs on this machine) may be needing
    > an upgrade to a Win7 compliant version.
    >


    I don't doubt that you are right. It is something running after login.
    However enough is being autostarted on login that it is going to take a
    very long time to figure it out. Probably eliminating one at a time will be
    the only way accomplish it and I just don't have the time right now to
    tackle that project. At least it is narrowed down enough that an end is
    (distantly) in sight.
     
  16. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On 1/15/10, John McGaw posted:
    > On 1/15/2010 3:08 PM, Seth wrote:
    >> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >> news:h024n.48827$oC1.8667@en-nntp-01.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>
    >>> By way of restarting everything normally I told the system to restart
    >>> and then went to get some lunch. I came back and the monitor was
    >>> sleeping. But I was at login then and after logging on the monitor
    >>> would no longer sleep. So that means that something is happening that
    >>> doesn't happen at the login screen which is killing the monitor sleep
    >>> function. I'm about ready to admit defeat for the moment and move on.
    >>> I get the feeling that when (if?) the problem is identified it will be
    >>> by luck and not logic.

    >>
    >>
    >> OK, now we may be getting somewhere... Probably some app or utility
    >> running in the user space that's causing it. The system doesn't know if
    >> it's "inactive" if certain things that get monitored are constantly
    >> being tickled.
    >>
    >> What's running out of your Startup group as well as HKCU and HKLM
    >> \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ?
    >>
    >> One of those items (or the app that runs on this machine) may be needing
    >> an upgrade to a Win7 compliant version.
    >>


    > I don't doubt that you are right. It is something running after login.
    > However enough is being autostarted on login that it is going to take a very
    > long time to figure it out. Probably eliminating one at a time will be the
    > only way accomplish it and I just don't have the time right now to tackle
    > that project. At least it is narrowed down enough that an end is (distantly)
    > in sight.


    Try the binary search approach (which could still be pretty tedious).

    Turn off half of your startup stuff. If the situation changes, turn
    half of them back on, otherwise turn them all back on and turn off half
    of the remainder. Lather, rinse, repeat.

    This only takes log n (base 2) steps instead of n steps, but it
    requires a degree of organization.

    It's a great idea in theory, but I don't think it's very easy in
    practice. It's worked for me occasionally, and I'm not overly
    organized...

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
  17. John McGaw

    John McGaw Flightless Bird

    On 1/15/2010 4:14 PM, John McGaw wrote:
    > On 1/15/2010 3:08 PM, Seth wrote:
    >> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >> news:h024n.48827$oC1.8667@en-nntp-01.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>
    >>> By way of restarting everything normally I told the system to restart
    >>> and then went to get some lunch. I came back and the monitor was
    >>> sleeping. But I was at login then and after logging on the monitor
    >>> would no longer sleep. So that means that something is happening that
    >>> doesn't happen at the login screen which is killing the monitor sleep
    >>> function. I'm about ready to admit defeat for the moment and move on.
    >>> I get the feeling that when (if?) the problem is identified it will be
    >>> by luck and not logic.

    >>
    >>
    >> OK, now we may be getting somewhere... Probably some app or utility
    >> running in the user space that's causing it. The system doesn't know if
    >> it's "inactive" if certain things that get monitored are constantly
    >> being tickled.
    >>
    >> What's running out of your Startup group as well as HKCU and HKLM
    >> \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ?
    >>
    >> One of those items (or the app that runs on this machine) may be needing
    >> an upgrade to a Win7 compliant version.
    >>

    >
    > I don't doubt that you are right. It is something running after login.
    > However enough is being autostarted on login that it is going to take a
    > very long time to figure it out. Probably eliminating one at a time will
    > be the only way accomplish it and I just don't have the time right now
    > to tackle that project. At least it is narrowed down enough that an end
    > is (distantly) in sight.


    Well, I finally worked it out. But the final answer still baffles me.

    I installed AutoRuns and then disabled every item that I could imagine no
    use for and all of the ones from questionable sources. Then I set monitor
    sleep to 1 minute and started testing. The first go-round I knew that
    something good had happened since the monitor slept. So then it was a
    matter of enabling one item at a time and rebooting and waiting. Long story
    made short: on the ninth reboot I hit paydirt. A task called NB Agent was
    the culprit. The surprising thing is that this is part of Nero's Backitup.
    This is one of the companies I would have trusted pretty far and I disabled
    it not realizing that it was their program. Needless to say I'm
    uninstalling their backup program right away. No money lost though since
    the gave it to me as a free bonus when I bought Nero 9.

    So ends the tale...
     
  18. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    news:eF64n.94186$5n7.54127@en-nntp-09.dc1.easynews.com...
    > On 1/15/2010 4:14 PM, John McGaw wrote:
    >> On 1/15/2010 3:08 PM, Seth wrote:
    >>> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >>> news:h024n.48827$oC1.8667@en-nntp-01.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>>
    >>>> By way of restarting everything normally I told the system to restart
    >>>> and then went to get some lunch. I came back and the monitor was
    >>>> sleeping. But I was at login then and after logging on the monitor
    >>>> would no longer sleep. So that means that something is happening that
    >>>> doesn't happen at the login screen which is killing the monitor sleep
    >>>> function. I'm about ready to admit defeat for the moment and move on.
    >>>> I get the feeling that when (if?) the problem is identified it will be
    >>>> by luck and not logic.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> OK, now we may be getting somewhere... Probably some app or utility
    >>> running in the user space that's causing it. The system doesn't know if
    >>> it's "inactive" if certain things that get monitored are constantly
    >>> being tickled.
    >>>
    >>> What's running out of your Startup group as well as HKCU and HKLM
    >>> \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ?
    >>>
    >>> One of those items (or the app that runs on this machine) may be needing
    >>> an upgrade to a Win7 compliant version.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I don't doubt that you are right. It is something running after login.
    >> However enough is being autostarted on login that it is going to take a
    >> very long time to figure it out. Probably eliminating one at a time will
    >> be the only way accomplish it and I just don't have the time right now
    >> to tackle that project. At least it is narrowed down enough that an end
    >> is (distantly) in sight.

    >
    > Well, I finally worked it out. But the final answer still baffles me.
    >
    > I installed AutoRuns and then disabled every item that I could imagine no
    > use for and all of the ones from questionable sources. Then I set monitor
    > sleep to 1 minute and started testing. The first go-round I knew that
    > something good had happened since the monitor slept. So then it was a
    > matter of enabling one item at a time and rebooting and waiting. Long
    > story made short: on the ninth reboot I hit paydirt. A task called NB
    > Agent was the culprit. The surprising thing is that this is part of Nero's
    > Backitup. This is one of the companies I would have trusted pretty far and
    > I disabled it not realizing that it was their program. Needless to say I'm
    > uninstalling their backup program right away. No money lost though since
    > the gave it to me as a free bonus when I bought Nero 9.
    >
    > So ends the tale...
    >

    I'm glad you found out what is causing it. I know how hard and frustrating
    it can be to fix something that once worked. Way to go!
    --
    SC Tom
     
  19. Michael Walraven

    Michael Walraven Flightless Bird

    John,

    For future use:

    You could try enabling 1/2 of the items in a list. If the symptom persists
    then problem is in the enabled 1/2, otherwise in the disabled 1/2.

    Using the part that has the problem, divide again in 1/2 and repeat. It
    quickly results in the culprit ( if only one culprit that is).

    Advice too late for you this time but maybe next time :}

    Michael


    "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    news:eF64n.94186$5n7.54127@en-nntp-09.dc1.easynews.com...
    > On 1/15/2010 4:14 PM, John McGaw wrote:
    >> On 1/15/2010 3:08 PM, Seth wrote:
    >>> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >>> news:h024n.48827$oC1.8667@en-nntp-01.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>>
    >>>> By way of restarting everything normally I told the system to restart
    >>>> and then went to get some lunch. I came back and the monitor was
    >>>> sleeping. But I was at login then and after logging on the monitor
    >>>> would no longer sleep. So that means that something is happening that
    >>>> doesn't happen at the login screen which is killing the monitor sleep
    >>>> function. I'm about ready to admit defeat for the moment and move on.
    >>>> I get the feeling that when (if?) the problem is identified it will be
    >>>> by luck and not logic.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> OK, now we may be getting somewhere... Probably some app or utility
    >>> running in the user space that's causing it. The system doesn't know if
    >>> it's "inactive" if certain things that get monitored are constantly
    >>> being tickled.
    >>>
    >>> What's running out of your Startup group as well as HKCU and HKLM
    >>> \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ?
    >>>
    >>> One of those items (or the app that runs on this machine) may be needing
    >>> an upgrade to a Win7 compliant version.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I don't doubt that you are right. It is something running after login.
    >> However enough is being autostarted on login that it is going to take a
    >> very long time to figure it out. Probably eliminating one at a time will
    >> be the only way accomplish it and I just don't have the time right now
    >> to tackle that project. At least it is narrowed down enough that an end
    >> is (distantly) in sight.

    >
    > Well, I finally worked it out. But the final answer still baffles me.
    >
    > I installed AutoRuns and then disabled every item that I could imagine no
    > use for and all of the ones from questionable sources. Then I set monitor
    > sleep to 1 minute and started testing. The first go-round I knew that
    > something good had happened since the monitor slept. So then it was a
    > matter of enabling one item at a time and rebooting and waiting. Long
    > story made short: on the ninth reboot I hit paydirt. A task called NB
    > Agent was the culprit. The surprising thing is that this is part of Nero's
    > Backitup. This is one of the companies I would have trusted pretty far and
    > I disabled it not realizing that it was their program. Needless to say I'm
    > uninstalling their backup program right away. No money lost though since
    > the gave it to me as a free bonus when I bought Nero 9.
    >
    > So ends the tale...
    >
     
  20. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    news:eF64n.94186$5n7.54127@en-nntp-09.dc1.easynews.com...
    > On 1/15/2010 4:14 PM, John McGaw wrote:
    >> On 1/15/2010 3:08 PM, Seth wrote:
    >>> "John McGaw" <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in message
    >>> news:h024n.48827$oC1.8667@en-nntp-01.dc1.easynews.com...
    >>>>
    >>>> By way of restarting everything normally I told the system to restart
    >>>> and then went to get some lunch. I came back and the monitor was
    >>>> sleeping. But I was at login then and after logging on the monitor
    >>>> would no longer sleep. So that means that something is happening that
    >>>> doesn't happen at the login screen which is killing the monitor sleep
    >>>> function. I'm about ready to admit defeat for the moment and move on.
    >>>> I get the feeling that when (if?) the problem is identified it will be
    >>>> by luck and not logic.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> OK, now we may be getting somewhere... Probably some app or utility
    >>> running in the user space that's causing it. The system doesn't know if
    >>> it's "inactive" if certain things that get monitored are constantly
    >>> being tickled.
    >>>
    >>> What's running out of your Startup group as well as HKCU and HKLM
    >>> \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ?
    >>>
    >>> One of those items (or the app that runs on this machine) may be needing
    >>> an upgrade to a Win7 compliant version.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I don't doubt that you are right. It is something running after login.
    >> However enough is being autostarted on login that it is going to take a
    >> very long time to figure it out. Probably eliminating one at a time will
    >> be the only way accomplish it and I just don't have the time right now
    >> to tackle that project. At least it is narrowed down enough that an end
    >> is (distantly) in sight.

    >
    > Well, I finally worked it out. But the final answer still baffles me.
    >
    > I installed AutoRuns and then disabled every item that I could imagine no
    > use for and all of the ones from questionable sources. Then I set monitor
    > sleep to 1 minute and started testing. The first go-round I knew that
    > something good had happened since the monitor slept. So then it was a
    > matter of enabling one item at a time and rebooting and waiting. Long
    > story made short: on the ninth reboot I hit paydirt. A task called NB
    > Agent was the culprit. The surprising thing is that this is part of Nero's
    > Backitup. This is one of the companies I would have trusted pretty far and
    > I disabled it not realizing that it was their program. Needless to say I'm
    > uninstalling their backup program right away. No money lost though since
    > the gave it to me as a free bonus when I bought Nero 9.
    >
    > So ends the tale...
    >


    Sorta... NBAgent is running here and I have no problems at all with Sleep
    Mode.
     

Share This Page