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: 01/16/2015 09:30:11 - Revision: 1.0

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