Windows 10 Wont enter sleep mode with Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick plugged in.
I ran into this problem a while back as no matter what i did my PC would enter sleep mode. i tried everything;
windows power saver settings
Turns out it was due to having the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick plugged in which i might add is a superb Joystick for Flight Simulator 2020.
Geforce Experience Bug:
Turned out, there is a bug in nVIDIA experience, down in the Windows driver level that would prevent the system from being idle, if you have a joystick plugged in (the article goes a bit deeper into details, it is very interesting if you are a software development related kind of person).
TL:DR , if you have nVIDIA GPU + nVIDIA GeForce Experience installed + have any kind of joystick plugged into the system , Windows won’t be able to sleep/turn screen off automatically until either:
You turn off nVIDIA GeForce Experience in-game overlay.
If Virtualbox & VmWare is causing massive problems with just getting a Virtual machine running in windows 10 its probably because you have Hyper-V enabled. I learned the hard way that having Hyper-V enabled and running Virtualbox is a nightmare. I kept getting the error;
MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
Disable Hyper-V if its enabled in windows 10 by going to “Turn windows features on or off” and un select “Hyper-V”.
Also make sure that its disabled in bcdedit by making sure that you run the command;
bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off
Reboot your System and Virtualbox and Vmware will now work much better.
Bitdefender is a great piece of software with a huge range of security features but doesnt give an option to remove the annoying menu option that pops up when you right click on a file., of course there is a way to remove it.
Ever since i upgraded my PC last year, my Windows 10 pc will not go to sleep and neither will the monitor and that’s with a fresh Windows 10 installation. The first thing i did was to press the “Restore default settings for this plan”..didnt work.
I’m really finding it hard to figure out how this is a problem when with my old hardware it was never a problem. The only thing i cant think off is that its the motherboard and some setting in BIOS thats not quite right.
This problem has been happening since i installed the new hardware and for some reason i thought it was normal..but remembered how my old PC would behave it would just go to sleep when the windows 10 power settings told it too.
Hardware Specs: MSI B 450-A PRO (latest BIOS) AMD Ryzen 2600 Win 10 64 210h (latest) 32GB DDR 4 3000
USB Controller/Joystick being plugged in.
Solution: After reading about the same problem being caused by a controller being plugged in, I disconnected the Joystick from my PC and within one min the screen had gone off.
While Xampp with PHP7 is great there are times when you need PHP5 for an old project. I found this great article on medium the other day on how to have two different PHP versions and one Xampp installation. The alternative is a pain as running two Xampp versions is just too much hassle.
The below article allows you to setup xampp to use PHP 5 and 7 when ever you want. So for normal projects you would use the address’s below, basically it makes xammp listen on port 8888 (or whatever u want) for requests and then uses PHP5 to interpret/compile any Php5 code.
After almost 7 months of this problem and having tried everything i read about it, i decided to run a temperature monitoring program in the background while i played the game.
When i posted this problem on reddit every post i read said to check temps. Now i never overclock any PC hardware so i thoughts thats not the problem, i was wrong.
There was a setting in the BIOS of the motherboard i had that was called ‘AMD TURBO-CORE’ which would over clock the CPU and cause an increase the temperature of the CPU.
TLDR/Long story Short/i dont care:
The CPU i had was an AMD FX 8350 and normally it would be around 70C Max load. However this bios setting made temps hit 82C+ and thats where the PC would shut down as a measure to protect it from damage.
Suggestions for various websites that havnt worked;
v-sync on in the graphics settings
set ‘custom frame limit’ in game to 60 fps see GFX settings
turned off the NVIDIA in game overlay
shutdown almost everything running in background;
steam, Ea Origin,Epic Launcher
disabled Windows 10 fast start up
Power settings CPU min state 0%
Set max Framerate of Graphics card in the NVIDIA Control Panel to 60fps.