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Automatic force sleep every 10-20 minutes!

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    Windows 8.1

    Automatic force sleep every 10-20 minutes!


    I have all options for automatic sleep off that I can find, and every 10-20 minutes, I suffer the force sleep. It always stops what I'm doing, and I have to shake my mouse. I'm using windows 8.1, also. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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    What response do you get to powercfg /a from a Elevated Command Prompt?

    Also, you have these set?

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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    What response do you get to powercfg /a from a Elevated Command Prompt?

    Also, you have these set?

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    Yes, it still keeps happening after I set those to "Never". I've also done it in the PC settings.
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    I don't know of anywhere else to look. I don't have a Win 8 laptop. Hope someone else has some ideas.
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I don't know of anywhere else to look. I don't have a Win 8 laptop. Hope someone else has some ideas.
    Well, here's a look at my power settings. Maybe you might be able to find whats wrong:
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    No, no... What's wrong with this?
    What is Windows 8.1 doing to me?!
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  6. #6


    Sorry, I don't see anything else or anything wrong. If no one else has any ideas here, try posting in the Windows 8.1 Preview (MS Community) forum. Maybe you'll get better results there.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Sorry, I don't see anything else or anything wrong. If no one else has any ideas here, try posting in the Windows 8.1 Preview (MS Community) forum. Maybe you'll get better results there.
    Apparently, something caused the bug to stop.
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  8. #8


    That's strange, but if it's working that's good news.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1


    Go to screensaver option, and chose "none".
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