Power Plan turns off Win 7 after 20 minutes

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June 14, 2010 at 19:28:36
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit
Hi and thanks in advance if anyone wishes to offer their advice.

The power plan on my Win 7 64-bit will not change. It goes through the motions but somehow it doesn't, and every 20 minutes, if no inputs have been used (ie, no mouse or keyboard) - such as when we watch a movie - everything stops. I wouldn't think it's quite going to sleep because just a nudge of the mouse will bring it back, but something like that. Any ideas anyone?

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June 14, 2010 at 20:31:06
It sounds like it is not power settings but display settings. Your monitor is powering down, not your hard drive and not hibernation. Just reset to 'never'.

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June 14, 2010 at 21:40:00
Thanks but I actually found the problem shortly after I wrote that question.

It was the EPU-4 Engine (an ASUS driver) that was overriding the Windows Power Plan. Once I adjusted that then all was well.

Thanks nonetheless for your help.

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August 11, 2010 at 08:19:32
Hello I was wondering how you fixed the driver that was overriding the windows power plan, because I have an ASUS computer and been having the same problem with the computer logging off every 20 minutes depsite the power plan settings. I would really appreciate your help!

Thank you,


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August 11, 2010 at 13:32:18
To Demin: Among your (hidden) icons in the right end of the taskbar will be an icon for the EPU-4 engine. Mine is currently set as an airplane image but this differs depending on what mode you use. Just open that up and change the settings there. Hope that helps.

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October 13, 2010 at 14:42:45
Thanks a million.Ive been puzzling this one for ages.

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