Windows 10: Computer goes black after a few minutes of inactive cursor then locks

Discus and support Computer goes black after a few minutes of inactive cursor then locks in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; No matter how many settings I changed, my computer still goes black after 1-2 minutes of cursor inactivity!!! It then locks and goes to the screen... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by JM5419, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. JM5419 Win User

    Computer goes black after a few minutes of inactive cursor then locks


    No matter how many settings I changed, my computer still goes black after 1-2 minutes of cursor inactivity!!! It then locks and goes to the screen asking me to unlock it.


    I tried setting all "power and sleep settings" to never, I also tried going into "additional power settings" and set all of those to never, then went into "change advance power settings" and set "sleep after" to never, "system unattended sleep timeout" to 800 minutes, "hibernate after" to never, "turn off display after" to never, "console lock display off timeout" to 800 minutes.


    Please help this is so frustrating!!!

    :)
     
    JM5419, Mar 2, 2021
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  2. Black screen appears after one minute of inactivity

    Original title: Black screen

    When my computer is inactive for one minute it goes to black. It continues to go to black every minute. I finally have to reenter my password after several minutes. I can not find where to change this setting that I did not set.
     
    DONALD OUELLETTE 1942, Mar 2, 2021
    #2
  3. Windows 10 (sometimes) goes to sleep after only 2 minutes of inactivity

    Hello Mark,

    Your screensaver might be one of the possible reasons why your computer goes to sleep every time the computer is inactive. It is possible that the idle time is set every 2 minutes. Having said that, you can try adjusting the waiting time by following the
    steps below and see if it makes any difference:

    • Go to Control Panel, click on Appearance and Personalization.
    • Select Personalization.
    • Click on Screen Saver at the bottom right.
    • Adjust the waiting time and hit Apply.

    If the issue persists, we recommend trying the suggestions posted by Aleksandr 10 in this
    thread. Most of the Community users found his suggestions
    helpful.

    Let us know if that worked out for you.
     
    Michelle Vil, Mar 2, 2021
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  4. Thanatica Win User

    Computer goes black after a few minutes of inactive cursor then locks

    My computer locks itself after X minutes. How to stop that?

    Since today, my pc locks itself after some amount on inactivity. Probably 10 or 15 minutes. Up until yesterday, this never happened.

    I have checked:

    1. Dynamic Lock. This is disabled.
    2. Screen saver. This is also disabled.
    3. Unattended sleep timeout in Power options. This is set to 120 minutes.
    4. In the same Power options, other sleep/standby options are set to Never.
    5. Machine inactivity limit in secpol.msc is Not Defined.

    The Questions:

    1. What, other than the above, can also cause this behaviour?
    2. Why does this behaviour pop itself up overnight?
    3. What do I do to fix it?

    For those thinking I'm a novice user: I'm not. So contrary to what usually happens on these forums: no lecturing please. I just want this disabled. No need for long explanations, or fifteen steps on how to edit a registry value. Just a to-the-point solution
    please, if you have one.
     
    Thanatica, Mar 2, 2021
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