I've discovered that my PC ignores the input from my gamepad, a Logitech Rumblepad 2 model #: G-UF13 (corded, not wireless), when I play games with the gamepad in windowed mode. My monitors are currently set to turn off after 10 minutes of inactivity, so at the 10 minute mark, bam, the screens go black, which can be kind of irritating when you're in the middle of a fight.
I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate Edition SP1. I have the Logitech Profiler software installed, and there are no options in the program concerning power management. I looked up the profile for the controller in my Device Manager under Human Interface Devices searching for the option to let the device wake my PC with no luck either. Am I looking in the wrong place?
How can I get my PC to recognize my gamepad's input? The problem does not exist in fullscreen mode for games, only windowed. Some of the games I run in windowed mode because either their resolutions are small enough to render my second monitor nigh useless when playing fullscreen or their graphics become stretched, so fullscreen isn't really a comfortable option for me.