How to keep your screen from turning off windows 10


A recent issue I’ve seen on a few Windows 7 machines has been the display turning off after only 15 minutes, even though I phối the Turn off the Display option lớn Never. Weird!

You’re probably reading this because you’ve tried changing the power plan settings lớn Never for everything và your monitor still turns off! This can be very frustrating và usually occurs with new installs of Windows 7, though I’ve seen it happen on older installs too.

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In this article, I’ll go through the different ways you can fix this problem. Cảnh báo that if your computer is on, but the screen is showing No Signal or No Input, you should read my post on fixing blank or đen screens. Now let’s go through the possible solutions.

Power Options – Control Panel

First, we need to make sure everything is phối correctly in Power Options. Click on Start and type in power nguồn options or go to lớn Control Panel (icon view) và then mở cửa Power Options from there.

Click on Start, then Control Panel and then Hardware & Sound, & then click on Power Options.

Click on the Change plan settings links that is next khổng lồ the plan that is currently selected. In my case, the High Performance plan is selected, so I’ll click on the links next lớn it.


First, make sure that Put the computer lớn sleep is set to lớn Never. Next, change the Turn off the display setting lớn whatever value you desire. You don’t have to lớn set it khổng lồ Never if you don’t want to. After this, click on the Change advanced nguồn settings link.


Expand Hard disk and then expand Turn off hard disk after. Reduce the value till it gets to lớn Never. Click OK and then click Save Changes on the Edit Plan Settings page.

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Screen Saver – Control Panel

The second setting you want to check is the screen saver. Go to lớn Control Panel, click on Personalization, & then click on Screen Saver at the bottom right.


Make sure the setting is set khổng lồ None. Sometimes if the screen saver is set to lớn Blank và the wait time is 15 minutes, it’ll look lượt thích your screen has turned off.


BIOS, Graphics Card, Monitor

The two methods above are the most common reason why your display will turn off after a mix amount of time, however, there can be other possible causes.

BIOS – On some computers, the BIOS can have nguồn saving settings that determine how the computer sleeps. These are called sleep modes (S1, S2, S3, S4, và S5). On some computers, you’ll see an option called Deep Sleep Control. You may need khổng lồ disable this in order for the computer khổng lồ wake up faster.

Graphics Card – If you have a high-end graphics thẻ installed, make sure you have the latest driver & management software installed. If you go through the settings, you may find an option that puts your graphics card into lower nguồn mode or something similar.


Monitor – Lastly, some monitors have nguồn saving features themselves. Usually, the monitor is supposed to go into power nguồn saving mode if it doesn’t detect any đầu vào (HDMI, VGA, DVI, etc), but sometimes it happens unexpectedly.


You’ll have lớn press the buttons on the monitor to lớn get access lớn the monitor settings. Those are about all the reasons I could think of for your display turning off when it shouldn’t. If you have any other questions or solutions, feel miễn phí to comment. Enjoy!