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Windows 7 PC will not stay in sleep mode

Q: Windows 7 PC will not stay in sleep mode

Hello, This seems to be a pretty common problem but I cant seem to find a solution to my case.

Basically when I tell my PC to go to sleep, it seems like its going to actually go to sleep but then my monitor will shut off and then my Tower will shut off and almost instantly turn right back on... like something is preventing it from going to sleep...

any Ideas on what might be causing this problem?


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A: Windows 7 PC will not stay in sleep mode

Hello and welcome to TSF.

control panel, power options, check your settings and times.

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No matter what I tried, I can't get my computer to stay in sleep mode. I have disabled what devices wake my computer, but oddly, its like it dose not save the option.

I want to have my keyboard only awake my computer from sleep mode, however, I have uncheck the option to allow my mouse to wake the device but nothing seems to work.

What can I do?

A:Windows 7 won't stay in sleep mode.

Check the CMOS/BIOS Setup to see if there is anything in there such as "Wake on LAN" etc., that also will need to be disabled.

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I just built a new PC a few weeks ago with the following hardware:

Intel Core i7-4770K

Asus Z87-Pro Motherboard

16GB Kingston HyperX Black DDR3-1333

250GB Samsung EVO 840

4TB Seagate Barracuda

EVGA GTX 780 Ti w/ ACX cooling

Corsair AX860 PSU

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

The PC won't stay in sleep mode. I put it into sleep mode and it stays asleep for a few seconds, maybe a minute or two at the most and then it wakes up all by itself again. Any clue on how to resolve this?

(I don't know if this may have anything to do with it, but I have RAPID Mode enabled through the Samsung Magician software, which lets the SSD use up to 1GB of RAM for caching.)

A:New PC will not stay in sleep mode

Try these tutorials to help sort your sleep issue.

Lastwake Command

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Hope this helps,

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I have this problem where my desktop PC (8.1) won't stay asleep. Without moving the mouse or hitting any keys it just starts itself back up. It used to be OK and then I noticed it just wasn't staying in sleep mode any longer.

Would like to get this sorted out...... help appreciated.

A:PC will not stay in sleep mode.

after one of those wakes up try running in cmd:
powercfg /lastwake

may give a hint to what is waking it

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I've got a brand new (4 days old) Intel DQ35j0 MB and it won't stay in sleep. It will for about three minutes then it "wakes" up again. I tried unplugging the mouse and keyboard thinking maybe either one was sending a signal and causing it but no luck. Also, I need to update the BIOS. Is there anyway to do that without a floppy disk?


A:Computer Won't Stay In Sleep Mode

Why do you "Need" to update the BIOS. Usually, you want to leave the BIOS alone unless you know of a solid reason to update it. Updating the BIOS is a risky procedure that can sometimes destroy a computer, unless you have experience.
Usually, you can fix the sleep issue by changing your settings in the control panel, or updating the driver.

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This problem happened to me shortly after I got my computer, but I was able to fix it by disabling my network connector from waking the computer up, so only the mouse and keyboard would do it...but it's starting again! I've checked, and the settings are still the same as far as power management is concerned; I have no viruses or malware, so what could make it start back up only a few minutes after I set it on Standby?

Computer is an HP Pavilion a6803w running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1.

A:Computer won't stay in sleep mode


HP still does not have full driver support for their Vista Supported laptop line, thus the reason for this bug. It's nothing to worry about, though.

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How can i find out what is keeping my computer from going into sleep or hibernation mode? I have the power management set to turn the monitor off after 10 minutes of no use and to put the computer into sleep mode after 30 and hibernation after 1 hour. It does turn the monitor off, but then when i wake up the screen is on like the computer has been in use the whole night. How do i find out what the problem is?

A:Computer won't stay in sleep mode

Some devices have the ability to resume/bring the system out of hibernation. Most commonly it is modems or network adapters that are setup this way - but it could be almost anything doing this. But I would start by checking your modem/network adapters settings

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I just bought it yesterday and installed only Adobe Flash before it stopped staying in Sleep Mode. It will stay in Sleep for a few minutes and then come back on.

Computer is an HP Pavilion a6803w with Windows Vista Home Premium SP1.

A:Help! -- Computer Won't Stay in Sleep Mode

Make sure that the mouse is not getting moved or anything of the sort.

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My computer wakes from sleep mode every 15 mins. The only way I can keep this from happening is to use zone alarm and stop all internet activity. It will still wake one time after I lock the internet, but the second time I hit the sleep button, it will stay in sleep mode until I go back online.

This problem started after I backdated my computer clock, about a year ago, (hoping to get information out of a program that had expired). Since then I have used the system restore disks and restored my computer to no avail. I've checked everything that I can think of that might be trying to access the internet, but can't find what it is. I would appreciate any help.

HP pavilion a730n, pentium 4- 3 GHz, XP Home SP2, 1.5 G DDR 400, 200 G SATA HD, on board video and sound, AVG free v.7.5.432, Zone Alarm v.6.5.737.000, DSL internet connection.

A:Computer will not stay in sleep mode

I'm afraid sleep mode was the wrong term. It should have been Standby mode. Sorry.

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I click sleep and the computer using Vista will go to sleep for 15 seconds and then turns back on. When the screen saver comes on it will just stay on even though I have the system set for the monitor to sleep after 20 minutes and the CPU to sleep after one hour. Yes, I can click a key or use the mouse and the screen saver will go off so I can resume any thing that I was working on. Any suggestions?

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I'm on Windows 7, and just recently, I've been unable to keep my computer in sleep mode. It only stays in the mode for about a minute, and then it randomly pops back on. I'm not sure why it's doing this. It's been staying in sleep mode just fine up until recently. I haven't installed any new programs, or changed anything like that, so I can't imagine that's an issue... So what the heck is the problem?

A:Computer won't stay in sleep mode...

Hi -

Check Reliability Monitor for recent installation/ update activity -
START | type perfmon /rel

Event Viewer - see what events lead up to the system waking 1 minute after sleep -
START | type eventvwr.msc | Custom Views | Administrative Events

Regards. . .



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Hello Tech Family
1st, my computer is HP Pavilion a6537c PC Running Vista. The problem is, once I turn the computer & the monitor on, the monitor immediately shows 'Sleep Mode' and the screen remains black. I then turn everything off, the power button & turn the monitor off. Repeat same steps, the same message appears, 'Sleep Mode. If there's a need to reset something, I'm unable to do so due to there isn't enough time. The monitor goes to 'Sleep Mode' within seconds. I tried connecting 2 other monitors to see if it could be the monitor. Same message would appear. How can I change the mode if I can't get to it. Is there another way to change the mode or what could be the problem? Thanks for answering

A:Monitor stay in sleep mode

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Hi, I'm new here so I hope I don't leave important stuff out.

My Laptop is an HP 2000 Notebook PC, 64bit, 3GB RAM

I recently spilled water on my laptop around the speaker areas, power buttons, and upper key rows. The keyboard is working now, but one thing I noticed is that my laptop will not stay in sleep mode. I will press the button, and not even 2 seconds later it turns on again.

I don't know if there is something inside that got messed up, or if there are still parts that are wet. Now, it would make sense for me to rule out anything else it could be, but this only started happening after it got wet. I have searched on google for this and have found nothing similar.

Any help is appreciated, and I will provide more info if needed :-)
edit: I have found something else that is strange. When my battery died, upon start up the machine created a loud "alarm" type noise that was constant for a few seconds before booting up. This also happened when I brought it out of hibernation since I couldn't put it to sleep

A:HP Laptop will not stay in sleep mode

If the laptop is not fully dried out while unplugged, battery removed and power drained by holding the power button, then you may have a short as soon as the water shifts. After doing those things I would turn it upside down carefully and blow a hair dryer on low heat but high fan speed on the keys area.

As to sleep mode problems, these are almost always caused by display driver so update it now by enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then installing all Important and Optional Windows Updates. If no newer display driver is provided along with the critical patches needed to make your hardware and software work better, check on the HP Support Downloads webpage for your model.

Other Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums cover almost everything to be gone over.

Keep in mind that HP is the worst in the industry for bloatware and useless duplicate utiltiies that interfere with better versions built into WIn7. So if you haven't already I'd consider a Clean Reinstall Windows 7 to go from worst to best if you follow the steps closely and stick with only the tools and methods given.

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Neither of my computers (Dell Inspiron 530 & Dell Inspiron E1705),which are linked by wireless router, will stay in the sleep mode. I have set the BIOS for each computer to disable being awakened, but neither computer will stay in sleep mode.

A:Computer won't stay in sleep mode

Its either mouse, keyboard or nic card. It is usually the nic card that causes the problem
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems.

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Under XP I enjoyed using the sleep mode. I'm not sure if that's the correct translation, in my German windows it's called "Ruhezustand".
The PC was off (more or less) and didn't consume much energy, and I could easily wake it up and had all the software and all the files open, just as I had left it.

It seems that Win 7 has a similar function but it doesn't work. When I click it, the PC shuts down, stays off for about 2 seconds, and then it restarts by itself, without me touching anything.

Somebody told me it could be the network adapter, so I disabled the option that it could wake up the PC, but that didn't help either.

Any suggestions please?

A:My PC doesn't stay in Sleep Mode

There can be many things that can cause a PC to resume from sleep/standby. Take a look at your event viewer to see if it provides any help. Go to start Orb, type event, the event viewer should be the first choice already highlighted so hit enter to open. Once opened, expand on "Windows Logs" and check under "Application" and "System". Keep notice of the time your PC is put to sleep and when it wakes and check those times against whats listed in the two locations.

Hope that helps, let us know.

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When I put my Vista Home Premium computer to sleep, it unexectedly wakes up 15-20 minutes later for no reason. I have made sure that on all my devices including the network adapter (except the mouse) that the "allow this device to wake the computer" is unchecked. I have also tried removing Sidebar gadgets to see if one of those was the culprit. I also thought maybe it could be Windows Live Messenger but I set it to not start with Windows and the computer still popped out of sleep mode. I am running (Counter Spy's new) Viper program for anti-virus and anti-spyware and NetNanny 5.6 for as a parental content filter. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.



A:Computer Won't Stay Asleep (in sleep mode)

Hello Jeff, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might alse check these items in this tutorial to see if it can help you.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems


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A day or so ago, my computer started to wig out, it was typing all ```````` non stop, I ran a virus check with Malwarebytes and the ````` changed to 11111111. It would stop after I rebooted, but after about a half hour, it would do it again. I've ran a Norton check, malwarebytes and spybot search and destroy and so far it hasn't wigged out anymore, but now when I put the computer is sleep mode, it just pops right back on within a few seconds.I've included my hijackthis log.Thanks for any and all help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:05:32 PM, on 10/11/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exeC: ... Read more

A:Computer wont stay in sleep mode

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Since two weeks something strange is happening. My hard drives go into sleep mode and instantly come out of it. They won't stay in sleep mode. No matter what delay time I setup, they will behave like this. So even if I setup a time to sleep of 1 minute, you will hear them go to sleep and instantly come out of it every minute, continuously. This used to work perfectly before for months. I haven't installed anything new (except of Windows updates). I've checked with performance monitor if anything is accessing the drives but there's no drive activity whatsoever. I've also tried to shut down as many processes as possible but that didn't help either. The only thing I've changed three weeks ago was my video card (Radeon 6850 to GTX580) but I'm not sure that the issue started then. Just around two weeks ago I noticed the issue. Did anybody else experience something like this?

A:Hard drives won't stay in sleep mode

I've solved my problem. The solution, for people with the exact same problem, was to downgrade my Intel RST driver from 11.7 to 11.2.

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Hi there Had this computer for a week now...still working out all the Vista bugs...here is a new one: I can't get sleep mode to work. It goes to sleep fine, but wakes right back up in about 20-30 seconds. I have already tried disabling the mouse wake capability and also changed the BIOS settings to diable "wake up on LAN" - neither helped.

Any other suggestions?


A:Vista won't stay asleep in sleep mode

Look at the NIC properties in Device Manager under Network Controllers. I've found with my Vista system that I had to allow the system to shutdown the NIC to save power to get sleep working properly.

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I have an HP Pavilion HPEh9 desktop running Windows 7 home premium and when it goes into sleep mode it comes back on again about ten minutes later for no apparent reason. I was wondering if I've maybe inadvertently switched on some kind of wake up mode but I've no idea how to access it and fix the problem.
I was wondering if anyone out there has experienced similar problems and if they managed to find a solution or a workaround, any help would be much appreciated.
Thankyou for taking the time to read this, I look forward to some positive feedback.


A:Unable to get computer to stay in sleep mode

Here is one possibility.....

Stop a network card from waking up the PC

From what I read, a network card is the most common source of wake-up problems and that was the cause of my own computer never staying asleep. Here is how to configure a network card:
Open Device Manager. There are many ways to do this but a quick way is to enter ?dev? (without quotes) in the Start search bar and click ?Device Manager?Expand the list for ?Network adapters?Right-click the adapter to be configured and choose ?Properties?. There may be several adapters, one for Ethernet, one for wireless, and others like BluetoothIn the dialog that opens, click the tab ?Power Management?Remove the check by ?Allow this device to wake the computer?Click ?OK? and close up Device Manager

Source below:

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my computer keeps turning on after sleep mode
any help would be great.
I know its not the mouse because i turn my mouse off(its a battery mouse-laser).

A:Computer Won't Stay Asleep (in sleep mode)

There are numerous people having problems with shutting down and/or
sleep mode, but there aren't any fixes out yet except for disallowing
hardware to wake up the computer from standby (for instance your
network adapter).Frop said:Control
Panel -> Device Manager -> Network adapters -> Right mouse
click on your network adapter -> Properties -> Power Management
(tab) -> Uncheck 'Allow this device to wake the computer'.You
might have to repeat these steps for additional network adapters or
possibly any other hardware which supports this Power Management
function and might be responsible for waking up your system. Good luck!

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My computer will only stay in hybrid sleep mode and/or hibernation for about 1-5 minutes before waking up.

My computer is a custom built desktop running windows 7 home premium.

What could be waking up my computer and how do I fix it?

A:Computer does not stay in hybrid sleep mode...

It is most likely seeing network activity which causes it wake. You can change this by going to Network and Sharing Center, click on Change adapter settings, right-click on the adapter you want to change and select Properties. Clik the Configure? button then the Power Management tab and clear the checkbox for ?Allow this device to wake the computer?. Click on OK.

Some times this happens when there are background tasks that are set to be run at specific times. Have you checked your task scheduler to check if there are any background tasks set there? These tasks are not necessarily set by windows, they can be set by third party programs.

Another possibly In control panel -> administrative tools -> Task Scheduler ? find under Windows -> media center ? find mcupdate_scheduled in the history window. Click on the ?triggers? tab and then click on ?properties? in the actions window and DISABLE the automatic update.

Another Prevent a Mouse from Waking Windows 7 up from Sleep Mode

Give those a try and let us know

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Hi,i have noticed my computer will not sit in sleep mode for longer than one minute.Its just started doing this and i have looked in power options but cannot resolve this..Win7....64 bit..

A:[SOLVED] Computer will not stay in sleep mode.

Seems to be back to normal again..

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I really need some help. I have a custom built PC. Ever since then I haven't been able to go into sleep mode. As soon as I click Sleep the system powers down for few seconds then powers straight back on to show me login screen. For better insight on the issue I would suggest looking at >this<. The link directs you to Microsoft Community website, and what you will see is my thread asking for help. Knowing Microsoft Community I feel as if they just give basic steps then thinking out of the box so that's why i'm here.

What I've tried so far is doing a reset with Windows 10 Pro to wipe everything but keeps files on SSD which is my primary. I disconnected my HDD which is for gaming and music so that it wont get touched. As I'm typing this the issue hasn't been fixed. The only thing that I did was some updates for OS, and that's it! I'm completely puzzled by what is happening.

Please help! Thanks in advance.

A:Urgent help with PC that wont stay in sleep mode!

I read this elsewhere, someone suggested look in device manager, and see if you can find any unrecogized devices that have "Wake this computer" Ticked, then simply un-tick and apply.

P.S I recommend trying hibernate, it works just as well

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My computer doesn't stay in sleep mode when I put it there. After a variable amount of time (usually less than 2 hours), it wakes up without any stimulus. It will also immediately wake up if I turn off (off only, not on) a peripheral device such as the moniter or speakers. I would like to have both problems fixed, but most important is the first example (wakes up without anything done). It does this even attached to different peripherals (changed keyboard, mouse, speakers).

To be clear, I put the computer to sleep by myself. The settings don't allow the computer to do so by itself.
Thanks for your help!

A:Computer doesn't stay in sleep mode

Make sure this is set to disable.

Also, check your bios for anything that will allow it to wake from sleep and disable it.

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Since last BIOS update, my XPS13 9350 won't stay in sleep mode after I press the power button or select sleep mode from the start menu. It goes in sleep mode and wake up 3-5 seconds after. It was working just fine before the last update! Can anyone help?

I've tried whatever is on other forum so far including making sure the network adapter can't wake on, rebooting, etc.

Please help!

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Sorry if this is the wrong forum but wasn't sure where this fit. At any rate, whenever I attempt to put my machine to sleep it wakes back up almost immediately, whether I try manually to make it sleep or auto timer. I have tried:

-updating the video driver and chipset
-checking powercfg -request (nothing is keeping it awake)
-making sure that wake timers in advanced power settings are disabled
-making sure the multimedia settings are set to to allow computer to sleep when sharing media

I am not sure where else to go with this. Any assistance would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

A:Windows will not stay sleep

can you try this and see and report please . —
open CMD , ( Start key + R key and type CMD and hit Enter .
in the CMD window , type this ,
powercfg –lastwake
and hit enter .
this would tell you —
what event/device woke up your Windows from its sleep state !

i guess a scheduled task gets registered in your Task Scheduler , which is responsible .
try this ,
Open Task Scheduler by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Task Scheduler.? If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
the task scheduler would open up , and look for all the tasks registered , and especially check there parameters .look for any thing where a setting says , ” wake the computer up from sleep to complete the task . ” thats the culprit .kill it and it should resolve the problem .also make sure , you dont have any tasks set up in any of other softwares like AV , which would wake up the PC .like wake up the pc for routine scans or updates ..tell if you need more help ….

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I used to be able to press the power button, and my windows 7 would got "and stay" in sleep until I pushed the power button again. Any idea on what to do to keep it in sleep?

A:Solved: Won't stay in sleep in windows 7

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I've run into an issue with a fairly fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64, formatted 12/23/16.

All updates are installed and everything seems in order. However, the machine will not STAY booted in Safe Mode With Networking. I get to the login screen and the system just reboots. Not sure at what point this stopped working, there was never an issue booting into this mode before.

I do have Acronis Images to go back to before the last updates were installed a couple of days ago but was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on this before I get myself into a restore, install updates, back to the problem loop.

Are there any log files I may be able to check out to see if there is more info there ? Never ran into this issue before and searching for Windows 7 Won't stay in Safe Mode does not provide the same issue.

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I've had this problem intermittently on my laptop for the past 2 years however it has been occuring more often recently.

Basically sometimes when I click the sleep button on Windows 7, the screen fades to black as usual. However the fan keeps running (sounds like when it's on full load) and the power button light stays on endlessly. I always have to force shut it down and restart it.

What can be the issue?

A:Laptop freezes between entering sleep mode to being in sleep mode

Hi joseph10444.

Such a situation may occur when some driver (mostly the PnP device drivers depending on the ACPI configuration) fail to response within a stipulated time period during the power state change.

Let us see some data. Upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.
Upload the list of all the third party drivers Using NirSoft DriverView :
Download and execute Driverview
View > Hide Microsoft Drivers
Edit > Select all
File > Save Selected Items
In the Save dialog, Set the path to desktop, Put "Driverview" in the name field, and save.
Zip the .txt file and upload it.
Those files will give us a closer look to the issue.

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I just had the fan replaced, and now when I use F4 to put the laptop in sleep mode and then close the lid, it remains in sleep mode when I open the lid.  Same thing occurs when I close the lid (no F4) for sleep mode and then open the lid.  However, when I select Sleep on the Windows 7 Start Menu and close the lid, the laptop does resume when I open the lid. NOTES:- Before replacing the fan, I used F4 for sleep and resume, because when I close the lid I would sometimes find the fan running the next morning- BIOS is up-to-date- Keyboard and mouse are set to wake PC- Power Options Settings:   - Allow hybrid sleep set to OFF and Hibernate set to NEVER (As they always have been)   - USB Settings > Disabled USB selective suspend settings  (These were enabled) While this isn't a huge problem, I would like to have things working as before, preferably without having to go back to the Lenovo certified shop. Thank you in advance for your help. Jeff

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hai.. help needed.... i am having the exact problem as op.. when i press sleep button, screen goes black (as usual).. but fan, and other keyboard lights are still on... it just freezes... i have to force shutdown to again use my laptop...

i am attaching the msinfo32.nfo, driverview.txt...

and one more thing... i dont have problem of bsod... thanks..

A:Laptop freezes between entering sleep mode to being in sleep mode

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Laptop freezes between entering sleep mode to being in sleep mode

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new ThinkPad, windows 10, enters full screen while in tablet mode then after a few minutes it goes back to the windows start menu. any help would be appreciated.

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Upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. It goes into Sleep mode fine but anytime push a key to come back out of it.. it does nothing and has to be reset. Also it stops loading windows upon the first reset (the circles stop moving when says Loading Windows) then just stays on that screen which requires the reset button to be hit a second time.. finally moving past the loading circles to get to the desktop each time..

I downloaded the latest BIOS version which is a .cab file but trying to update it, says that the cab file cannot be read. Let me know if you need anymore information. Thanks for the help!

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My Win7 PC has recently stopped powering off in sleep mode. I ran powercfg/energy in command prompt, which gave me a report with 6 errors which state:
"USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Suspend"
, and one which says:
"Platform Power Management Capabilities:PCI Express Active-State Power Management (ASPM) Disabled
PCI Express Active-State Power Management (ASPM) has been disabled due to a known incompatibility with the hardware in this computer."

I have googled for answers as much as I can, but with my very low level IT experience, I've yet to fix the problem.

So far I've tried:
updating drivers for all USB devices in device manager (they were all apparently up to date)
checked powersave options

Can somebody suggest other things I should look into?
The main point is that to the best of my knowledge, I haven't installed anything new or changed any settings on my PC (I've been away for a month, but it was powering down fine the first few days on my return).
I'm wondering if some kind of software update could be the cause, but what I'm most worried about is if I've had some kind of a security breach during the course of trawling the internet (I'm using Bit Defender on auto pilot mode, nothing's been reported so far).

Hope someone can enlighten me. Thanks for your time.

A:Windows 7 not going to sleep mode

Additional info:
I just witnessed something else - the PC DOES power down after 30mins of idleness, but then immediately powers up again (I can hear the fan whirring even though the pc and monitor appear to be in sleep mode).

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Hi! A trouble I have with Windows 7 , I can't put it in sleep mode anymore , won't go to sleep and I have a blank screen . If someone can help me  it would be an annoyance off my shoulder . My thanks to who ever answer me .

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wreaks havoc with my Norton full system scan. It is scheduled weekly, but never does it, because my computer is on, but sleeping. How can I get the scan to not stop during sleep mode or scan if it's in sleep mode? I having to constantly unsleep my computer or change my control panel settings then change it back. I can't find where to do this...which is completely stupid that it even does this IMO.


A:Windows 7 sleep mode

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I installed Widows 10 last night on my HP 15 Notebook and have had several issues. Most I have been able to resolve. I have noticed now that my laptop will not wake from sleep mode. I am having to power it down competely if it is in sleep mode. I have made sure that the keyboard is set to wake it and it is still not responding. Any hints as how to fix this?Thanks!

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A:windows 10 sleep mode

I have an Envy x360, and Mingy's solution worked for me as well! Here are the steps to follow... - On the Desktop, right-click on This PC and select Properties- On the left, choose Device Manager- Click the arrow next to Display Adaptors to expand that category- Right-click on Intel(R) HD Graphics Family and select Update Driver Software...- Choose the option to Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software- Your computer should find and automatically install the updated driver- After the installation is complete, restart your computer I'm now able to successfully shut down, sleep, and resume from sleep! Hope this helps others with the same issue.

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I think I have tried everything but windows 10 will not go into sleep mode without manually doing it from the start/power button, has anybody struck this issue and have they resolved it? any help would be appreciated

A:Windows 10 sleep mode

You mean automatically or from the start menu? The sleep button in the start menu appears when you've installed all of the updates for Windows 10. If you want Windows 10 to sleep automatically after a certain amount of time, you will need to go into the Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Power Options>Change when the computer sleeps. 

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Computer Won't goto sleep ?
here is why and how to fix it

By default Windows 7 has media sharing turned on ( for xbox , ps3) ect

this pervents it from going into standby Mode

The Fix is Simple

Open control panel and goto

Power Options > change Plan settings > Advanced Power Settings

Allow hybrid Sleep > disabled
Allow wake timers > disable/enable try both settings

USB selective suspend > ENABLE

+When Shareing media [ This is the critical one ]

Set to allow the computer to sleep

A:Windows 7 SLEEP MODE FIX !

arrrrr thanks alot man works a treat was wondering what settings would work thank you very much. OH! thought it was put the pc to sleep then when it starts back up it takes to the password page saying password locked then it wont let me put my password in at all so i have to manually power it off and back on again before it will reconize my pass any idea ?

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I`ve only started using windows 7 with a while but i noticed that if i`m downloading something with flashget the pc goes into sleep mode if i`m not doing anything else with the pc. When i come back to it and take it out of sleep mode and log in the download continues but the download was stopped while the pc was in sleep mode.
Is there a way of turning off sleep mode while an application is running?

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I am trying to get my PC to be woken from sleep by the keyboard. My keyboard and mouse are both USB devices so I have gone into my bios to enable USB devices to wake PC from sleep.

Now though my PC wont go into sleep mode all it does is breifly enter sleep mode then straight away comes back out of it, is there any thing that can be done to get around this problem.

From what I can gather there is no fix for this, but as there are some very knowledgeable people on this forum I thought I would ask.

A:Sleep mode in Windows 7

Try this one.
Hibernate - Enable or Disable

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I have had my Dell xps8700 for about one year and I still can't figure out why it won't go into sleep mode from the desktop.  It will if I leave it in the log on window.  Any ideas?

A:Windows 10 sleep mode

1. Right click the Start's button at the left bottom of page ( or press windows key plus X key at the same time).
2. Click Power Option
3. Click " Change when computer sleep "

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When my widows goes to sleep I can not wake it up with the mouse,
I have to re-boot.
I have looked for the last hour & can not find where to disable it.

Can some one tell me where to look???

Thank You

A:Windows sleep mode ???

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