Question Windows 7 goes to sleep during video playback


Feb 11, 2016
Hey guys. I have a weird issue. When I use VLC player and MPC-BE player. After a while, I think 30-40 minutes, if I don't touch my mouse or keyboard, my HTPC goes to sleep. I don't have this issue with MPC-HC player, so I don't think that the issue lays in my Windows setup. If I remember it correctly, from the Event Viewer, the last event before the screen blanks appears to be "The VSS service is shutting down due to idle timeout." . Any ideas?

EDIT: forgot to mention...I play videos over my local network server. I don't know if that has to do with anything.