Windows 10: Computer will not go to sleep (lock screen) via timeout

Discus and support Computer will not go to sleep (lock screen) via timeout in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; So I have been having this problem for a couple of months and I do not know what to do. I have tried so many different things from many posts and I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by alphajoe, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. alphajoe Win User

    Computer will not go to sleep (lock screen) via timeout


    So I have been having this problem for a couple of months and I do not know what to do. I have tried so many different things from many posts and I can't find anything that works.

    A few months ago I replaced my boot drive with an SSD drive. I did this by plugging in the SSD, then transferring my boot drive to the newly installed drive using Macrium Reflect. I then set the new SSD to be the primary boot in the BIOS. Everything seemed to be working fine, however, I noticed that my computer will now not go automatically go to the lock screen after it passes the screen timeout threshold. Specifically, I want it to go to the lock screen slideshow. This worked fine before I transferred, so I am not sure why it would not work now.

    I have tried everything I can find on this subject and nothing works. Here is the list of things I can remember that I have tried (in no particular order):

    • powercfg /requests - everything fine
    • Change around the timers in the power settings (went to 1 minute on display timer and it did nothing)
    • Customized power plans and then reset them to default
    • Changed Plan settings to prevent multimedia devices from preventing sleep
    • I have updated to the latest system BIOS
    • Updated to the latest display drivers (Nvidia GTX 980)
    • Deleted and recreated the folder setting used for the slideshow
    • Created a new user account. It didn't work either

    If anyone has any clues, I am all ears. This has been driving me insane.

    :)
     
    alphajoe, Aug 5, 2018
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  2. Arul_D Win User

    How to change the Screen Timeout settings

    Hello,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.

    I would suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.


    • Right click on the desktop and click on Personalization.

    • Click on Lock screen

    • On the bottom of the screen click on Screen Timeout.

    • Under screen select the Time period accordingly.
    Reply us back with the status of this issue. We will be glad to assist you.
     
    Arul_D, Aug 5, 2018
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  3. Lock screen woes

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community.

    I would suggest you to follow the below steps to try resolving the issue.

    Setting the timeout for Lock Screen

    • Press Windows + I and select personalization.
    • Select Lock screen.

    • Select the Screen Timeout setting.
    • Select the time of timeout you need and check.

    Keep us posted if the issue resolves to help you better.
     
    Sachin V Rao, Aug 5, 2018
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  4. Computer will not go to sleep (lock screen) via timeout

    Lock Screen Timer

    Hi Peter,

    Let us check the Screen timeout settings if the screen
    and sleep function are properly set. Here are the steps:

    • Click the Start menu and then choose Settings.
    • Select Personalization and then go to Lock screen.
    • Click Screen timeout settings and make sure that Screen
      and Sleep are set to never.
    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Jamille Nar, Aug 5, 2018
    #4
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