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Windows 7: PC won't standby


07 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
PC won't standby

I just built a new PC (specs listed in profile). The computer won't standby on it's own. If I go to start/stanby it works fine. Is there a setting that I'm missing that would cause the PC not to standby on it's own? I've checked power options, tried power saving as well as a custom plan. Monitor won't shut off either, regardless of settings in power options.

Thanks,

Travis

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07 Mar 2011   #2

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

What do you mean, on its own?
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07 Mar 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Travis and welcome to he Forum
Try this for starters:
Go to "ScreenSaver" then "Change Power Settings" then "Change Plan Settings" then "Change Advance Power Settings" then "Multimedia Settings" then "When Sharing Media" and make sure the setting says "ALLOW THE COMPUTER TO SLEEP."
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07 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

@FliGi7:

I mean sleep without clicking start/standby. As in power options that say after a certain amount of time put the computer to sleep.

@mitchell65:

I believe I tried that when I set a custom power plan. I will have to verify when I get home to make sure. I tried everything that seemed it could affect it from going to sleep. It's strange, because on all my other computers this works out of the box. I was thinking a bios setting but I because it goes to standby manually I don't think it would be.
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07 Mar 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Update your display driver - check optional Windows updates for any newer drivers, then the Support Downloads webpage for your model Display device.

Check the Performance Log for what might be hanging at moment it should sleep: Win7 Troubleshooting Tips

Trace sleep issues using this tool: Trace Windows 7 boot/shutdown/hibernate/standby/resume issues - MSFN Forum
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07 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Update your display driver - check optional Windows updates for any newer drivers, then the Support Downloads webpage for your model Display device.

Check the Performance Log for what might be hanging at moment it should sleep: Win7 Troubleshooting Tips

Trace sleep issues using this tool: Trace Windows 7 boot/shutdown/hibernate/standby/resume issues - MSFN Forum
Display drivers are current (Downloaded from NVIDIA). All windows updates installed, and no devices without drivers in Device Manager. I checked the logs once, but was looking for another problem so didn't focus too much on anything that could be causeing this one. Don't remember seeing anything though.

I'll definately try out that tool, as well as check the logs again for anything unusual. Thanks for the help!
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07 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I have seen this behaviour on a newly installed system. After few days of use, the PC will eventually started to go to sleep. I suspect that the initial indexing of your drives causes this and once all is done, my PC will sleep on it's own.
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07 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Good point Atin90. I checked indexing options and it shows that indexing is complete. Not sure if any background processes could still be going, but I didn't think of this.
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08 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok, checked a couple of things last night. Re-installed video drivers from NVIDIA. Performed clean install of NVIDIA software, even though drivers were up to date. Multimedia settings in power options was already set to allow the computer to sleep when sharing media. Event log contained a couple of questionable things, but nothing that seemed related to going to sleep. I'll research the problems there in more detail in the next couple of days.

Followed the instructions on MSFN Forum and didn't get much out of it. Logs didn't contain any info that helped. Commands listed put PC to sleep with no problem. Resume worked fine.

For some reason, something is preventing it from sleeping on it's own. I'm not sure how else to troubleshoot this. Will the computer sleep in safe mode? Could it be a bad driver or something?
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08 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Try disabling Hybrid Sleep. This "feature" is causing a lot of trouble in windows 7 computers, not only to mention it slows down the amount of time required to sleep.

Turn Off Hybrid Sleep in Windows 7 — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides
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