Win7 PC randomly losing power during screensaver
Posted on 2011-05-05
have a real stumper for everyone. I have a new Win7 built PC in for repair. It was built less than two months ago. The PC is randomly losing power during the screensaver. I have gone in and disabled all power management features that I could find. I checked the dump files and ran a Whocrashed test and the PC IS NOT BSOD'ing. I swapped the hard drive into a new build with a different motherboard and similar peripheral's and the same thing is happening. When this happens, the power light is not flashing (a normal sign of sleep mode). And any keystrokes or mouse movements or button clicks do nothing. Upon hitting the power button, I get normal post and boot screens. PC functions fine while in use.
After playing around with alot of settings, a co-worker of mine went in and completely turned off the screen saver. Now the PC is not randomly losing power.
Any ideas if there is a hidden setting in the power management somewhere that I am missing? I had turned off the feature for computer sleep and monitor sleep, also went in and disabled the hard drive from going to sleep.