I had configured my screen saver waiting time to 30 minutes in Windows 10 and it worked fine. After I powered down the machine then rebooted, the screen saver time kept resetting to 1 minute. I reverted back the setting and that only took afects if I did a restart. The same issues happened on my Desktop computer and oneSurface Pro 3 tablet. Running the System File Checker (SFC) command was not working at all. How can I resolve the problem?
It seem to be a bug in Windows 10. The screen saver timeout always stuck at 1 minute and doesn’t allow to change its setting to anything else. If you also face the same issues, try the tips to get rid of that.
* First you must be signed in as an administrator account to do that.
The Fast Startup feature, which is by default setted to ON in Windows 10, may causes the issues. So you need to turn it off.
* Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Power Options.
* Click on the Choose what the power buttons do link in the left side.
* Click on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link, under Shutdown settings, uncheck the “Turn on fast startup” box, and click on the Save changes button.
If you are using the Windows 10 Pro or Ultimate version, another method is to make changes in Group Policy Editor.
* CLick on Start menu from your desktop, type gpedit.msc in the search box, and right click the gpedit from results, then select “Run As Administrator”.
* In the Elevated Group Policy Editor, go to the location below:
User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Personalization/
* Double-click on the “Interactive Logon: Machine Inactivity Timeout” option, set it to 60 seconds, and click OK button