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;
- bios settings
- windows power saver settings
- driver updates
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.
You unplug ALL joysticks off your system.
PSA: if GeForce Experience is enabled and joysticks are plugged in, Windows can’t automatically turn off screen / go to sleep. This is critical if you are using an OLED screen for your simpit. from flightsim
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.
The Ultimate Guide to Uninstalling or Disabling Hyper-V in Windows 10
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.
MSI B 450-A PRO (latest BIOS)
AMD Ryzen 2600
Win 10 64 210h (latest)
32GB DDR 4 3000
Steam running Nvidia Overlay GeForce Experience
- USB Controller/Joystick being plugged in.
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
Solution Found Here
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.
Cleaned all Fans in the PC case.
changed default sound format to 44100 mhz
AA SMAA 1x
Texture Filter Anisotropic filtering: Normal
uninstall Realtek Audio & LAN drivers
Reinstall Windows 10
Resources & Links;
PC shuts down while playing from modernwarfare
Over the years ive had two hard drive’s fail but one failed before there was even a chance to know the drive was about fail probably before S.M.A.R.T back in 2002/2003. It was a brand new drive with alot of programming stuff on it. I didnt think id need to backup a brand new drive oh what a lesson learned.
The first one was at a time where there was no google cloud and no online sync and backing up was a pain in the ass.
The Windows 10 1903 update
When the Windows 10 1903 update “rolled out” it became one of the worst experiences ive ever had to go through in upgrading a Windows PC in almost 20 years.
When i did get the fecking thing to work after two BIOS tweaks it revealed another problem. Everytime windows booted up one of the harddrives would dissapear for no reason.
Turns out after a few software hard drive diagnosis programs, the drive is kinda fu*cked and its a Western Digital Drive.
S.M.A.R.T – Self Monitoring and Reporting and Tool:
This invention in hard drive tech is fantastic, if your having problems with a hard drive and do a scan if there are any problems with the SMART settings then you could be in trouble.
Now the drive is still working but S.M.A.R.T is reporting problems with the drive which isnt a good sign.
Thats two Western Digital Hard Drives dead!
Dont buy Western digital Drives im guessing i bought these drives cause they were the cheaper option and that wraps up this post with this link to a survery of hard drive failures and yes Western Digital is number one.
Hard drive failure survey;
56,224 hard drives later, Western Digital fails most often
Microsoft did it again, released a new update for Windows 10 that broke things. Easy to do but this article sheds some light on the “BSOD” that the new update had and erm got me;
Since the new update came out yesterday my sound card and bluetooth and headset wouldnt work. Even worse than i was getting the “BSOD” Blue screen of death every time i turned on and off the headset.
After a frustrating few hours i had given up and was about to reinstall Windows 10 again.
Then i remembered my old post and problem with bluetooth with Battlefield 1 and low and beyhold it worked.
Basically you want to disable the “Handsfree Telephony” option and you can find the post below here which shows you how;
Multiple issues with Windows 10 build 1803:
ghacks.net lists all the common problems with this new update and there are many;
This may work for you in my case i had old Bluetooth dongle from Motorola “BCM92035DGROM” and a Philips Bluetooth headset “SHB3165”.
Battlefield 4 & Battlefield 1 Bluetooth Headsets gives no sound
Seems this is a problem with bluetooth in general. I found the following article from the steam forums about bluetooth headset problems in GTA V. It might be worth a read to shed light on any problems your having.
If you start Battlefield 4 on windows 10 and havnt disabled “handsfree telephony as below” all your sound will cut out.
There’s a problem with Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 1 where you get no sound if your playing with a bluetooth headset. After a bit of googling and research i found the solution;
1. Goto; control panel->Hardware and Sound->Devices and Printers
2. Select Properties on your Bluetooth headset and go to the services section.
3. Uncheck “Handsfree Telephony”.
Note this works on Windows 10 cant say if it work on Windows 7 or 8.