Windows 10: Windows 10 sleeps after 2 minutes when I plug in second monitor

Discus and support Windows 10 sleeps after 2 minutes when I plug in second monitor in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Hello, My Asus laptop goes into sleep mode after 1 or 2 minutes of inactivity when I plug in a second monitor with an HDMI cable. This happens while... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by AyseK, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. AyseK Win User

    Windows 10 sleeps after 2 minutes when I plug in second monitor


    Hello,


    My Asus laptop goes into sleep mode after 1 or 2 minutes of inactivity when I plug in a second monitor with an HDMI cable. This happens while I'm reading or even when there is a video playing in the background. I have checked all the power settings about what Windows does when I close the lid, and made sure it does not hibernate or sleep when plugged in. I have tried resetting the power plans to default, with no effect.


    I would appreciate any help in solving this problem.

    :)
     
    AyseK, Dec 6, 2018
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  2. Rhina Vib Win User

    Windows 10 - Not Detecting Second Monitor

    Hi Aidan,

    To help resolve this issue, you can follow the steps below:

    • Remove the connector at the monitor end.
    • Turn your computer off.
    • Reboot and let it do it's "housekeeping" for 2-3 minutes.
    • Plug the cable in the monitor and turn the monitor on.
    • If it does not come back up, check with the maker of your system/display card for any updated Windows 10 drivers.

    If you have other questions, don't hesitate to reach out and we'll be happy to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Rhina Vib, Dec 6, 2018
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  3. rnardone Win User
    Sleep settings are ignored, defaults to 2 minutes.

    My Windows 10 laptop continues to sleep after 2 minutes regardless of the power settings. Many people have mentioned this exact same issue and are given multiple things to try. Then the issue gets marked as answered without any real solution.

    My PC Setup:

    • Dell Latitude E7440 (Windows 10, Upgraded from 8.1 more than 6 months ago.)
    • Docked using a Dell E-Series Dock
    • Dual AOC e2343FX monitors
    Issue:

    PC goes to sleep after 2 minutes regardless of the power settings. It is not just turning the monitors off, it's actually going to Sleep. Today I was working on a resume and cover letter. I would write the cover letter and then read it back to myself to
    check the grammar and language, The PC would go into sleep mode during this process. It drives my nuts that I have to login to my PC every 2 minutes even though I'm actively using it.

    Troubleshooting:

    I ran the Control Panel "Troubleshoot problems" feature (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\System and Security: Power). The troubleshooter runs and displays:


    Windows 10 sleeps after 2 minutes when I plug in second monitor f3bb167b-aac5-4a2b-95ed-d6c425132f11.jpg


    Then:


    Windows 10 sleeps after 2 minutes when I plug in second monitor 93be3632-9802-4c45-b5fc-3c917a6f1917.jpg


    What actually happened:

    • Power plan was changed from "High performance" to "Balanced (recommended)" *Troubleshooter message says the opposite.
      • On Battery:
        • Sleep after 30 minutes changed to 15 minutes.
      • Plugged in:
        • Sleep after 1 hour changed to 30 minutes.
    The troubleshooter stated "Time before computer goes to sleep is too long" so why do the dropdowns allow for up to 5 hours? Why, when I make any allowable change does the sleep settings default to 2 minutes regardless of the setting? Also, why does Microsoft
    offer multiple power plans and configuration options when they are just going to force you to "Use a more efficient plan"?

    I have had Windows 10 for 6+ months now. This issue just started happening a couple of weeks ago. Nothing but Windows updates have been installed since before this started happening.
     
    rnardone, Dec 6, 2018
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  4. Windows 10 sleeps after 2 minutes when I plug in second monitor

    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, Dec 6, 2018
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