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How do I stop my computer from shutting down due to inactivity in Windows7

Posted on 2011-02-16
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My computer keeps shutting down when it is inactive.  I need it to be up and running so I can log into it remotely.

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Jerry
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It is either going to sleep or hibernating ... turn this off and it will stay available for Remote Desktop.

Go to Start and type in Power Management and select:

Change when the computer sleeps

Then Change advanced power options and disable sleep and hibernate.
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Hi,

Go to Control Panel --> Power Options

In the left Pane Select: CHOOSE WHEN TO TURN OFF THE DISPLAY
Choose Never option in all the three points:
- Dim the Display
- Turn Off the Display
- Put the computer to sleep


It will never get turned off.


Regards,
Navneet
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You might have Sleep turned off, but it may still be hibernating.  You have to also disable Hibernation.  
Also, dimming the display will only extend your monitor's life - it will not make your computer unavailable for RDP.
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Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.
When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
At the command prompt, type powercfg.exe /hibernate off, and then press ENTER.
Type exit and then press ENTER to close the Command Prompt window.

Now if you are using desktop or laptop i dont know..
If its laptop then you need to reset its battry balance also..
If its desktop then Control pannel-power option never from @ sleep mode.
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PowerEdgeTech!!!!!!!

Thanks for the tip!!!

Jerry
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