The "Turn off the display" setting may change unexpectedly when you configure the "Put the computer to sleep" setting in Windows Vista

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SYMPTOMS

In Windows Vista, the Turn off the display setting in the Power Options item in Control Panel may change unexpectedly when you configure the Put the computer to sleep setting. For example, the Turn off the display setting is changed to 5 hours when you set the Put the computer to sleep setting to Never.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs if you configure the Put the computer to sleep setting to use a value that is equal to or shorter than the value that you specified in the Turn off the display setting

WORKAROUND

To work around this behavior, set the Turn off the display setting to the value that you want, and then click Save Changes.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

In Windows Vista, the Turn off the display setting is automatically set to the next shortest value when you configure the Put the computer to sleep setting.

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Article ID: 934550 - Last Review: April 12, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
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