Windows 10: laptop hard drive turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity with external monitor, all times...

Discus and support laptop hard drive turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity with external monitor, all times... in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Hi, my laptop keeps going to sleep mode after only 2 minutes of inactivity when connected to an external monitor. I have Windows 10 Home, and in my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by dessieval, May 20, 2019.

  1. dessieval Win User

    laptop hard drive turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity with external monitor, all times...


    Hi, my laptop keeps going to sleep mode after only 2 minutes of inactivity when connected to an external monitor. I have Windows 10 Home, and in my power and sleep settings all of the turn off times are set to 30 minutes, same as in the advanced power settings. Also, it makes no difference if I have Multiple Displays on 'extend' or 'duplicate', or if I'm showing only on my external monitor. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated, as this is beyond annoying. Thank you!

    :)
     
    dessieval, May 20, 2019
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  2. rpol16 Win User

    Monitor turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity


    I recently updated from Window 8.1 to Windows 10. The upgrade went fairly well except for my laptop monitor turning off after 1 or 2 minutes of inactivity. I have changed all power settings to appropriate times. At times, normally after a fresh restart, my screen saver kicks in correctly. However, after a few times of working correctly, my monitor begins to turn off again.
     
    rpol16, May 20, 2019
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  3. rpol16 Win User
    Monitor turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity


    At first I just thought my display turns off. It turns out that my monitor turns off because the system goes to sleep. For some reason, the system goes into sleep mode before the screen saver setting activates. After 2 or 3 minutes of inactivity, my laptop simply goes into sleep mode.
     
    rpol16, May 20, 2019
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  4. Remon Ont Win User

    laptop hard drive turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity with external monitor, all times...

    External Hard Drive

    Hi John,

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Open your External Hard Drive file in File Explorer.
    • Type the name of the file you want to search on the search box and click Enter.
    The file will show up in Search Results and you will be able to move it to the correct folder.

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Remon Ont, May 20, 2019
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