Windows 10 wont enter sleep mode – solved

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

Possible fixes:

  • Steam running
  • Nvidia Overlay
  • GeForce Experience
  • 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.

Logitech Extreme 3D pro is causing the the issue:

Logitech Extreme 3D pro
https://www.tenforums.com/performance-maintenance/27004-windows-10-will-not-auto-sleep.html

Sources:

Solution Found Here
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/monitors-wont-go-to-sleep-why.244167/page-3

Call of duty Black ops 3 not starting in windows 10 solution

Even though Black Ops 3 is 6 years old i wanted to try it out again and ran into massive problems and it wouldn’t start and not even in safe mode!

After spending a few hours trying to search for a solution online which i tried them all, i found nothing that worked.

The first thing i tried was to add the games folder to my antivirus exceptions list.

Bitdefender:
After giving up on ever getting the game to start again i was messing about in Bitdefender thinking there must be some setting that’s causing the problem.

Advanced Threat Detection-Causes the game to not start:
Add an exception in Bitdefender and make sure that “Advanced Threat Detection” is on for the exclusion to “blackops3.exe” as below.

How to install two PHP versions in Window XAMPP?

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.

PHP 7http://localhost/myproject
PHP 5http://localhost:8888/myproject

Article with details;
https://medium.com/@naingdroid/how-to-install-two-php-versions-in-window-xampp-b1402c23f42

HOW TO FIX microsoft flight sim 2020 livery Problem after latest patch 29th oct 2020

The latest MSFS2020 patch breaks some liveries working but theres a fix. The problem seems to be that the livery will not load now if the livery hasnt got a model folder.

In other words the aircraft.cfg file must have a valid entry in the model=”” field. This model folder must exist and must the same name as the texture folder.

[FLTSIM.3]
title = "Airbus A320 Neo Aer Lingus Original" ; Variation name
model = "" ; model folder
panel = "" ; panel folder
sound = "" ; sound folder
texture = "EIN1" ; texture folder

The above entry in the aircraft.cfg file must be changed to;

[FLTSIM.3]
title = "Airbus A320 Neo Aer Lingus Original" ; Variation name
model = "EIN1" ; model folder
panel = "" ; panel folder
sound = "" ; sound folder
texture = "EIN1" ; texture folder

So for every livery you must create a “model.liveryname” folder with a model.cfg file inside and update layout.json file with an entry for the new model.cfg file;

{
"path": "SimObjects/Airplanes/Asobo_A320_NEO/MODEL.EIN1/model.cfg",
"size": 902,
"date": 132434199000000000
},

Maybe they will fix this, but for now it works.