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Windows 7: Sleep Option greyed out.


15 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Sleep Option greyed out.

Title says it all. I have all the power down options available EXCEPT Sleep. It is greyed out(even in safe mode). I've searched the forums and found multiple threads. I have tried the registry tweaks, self-executable files to reactivate sleep, etc. all to no avail. The only other unfortunate option left is to reinstall 7
Other suggestions are much appreciated!

FYI: AND no, it's not related to graphics card. This option WAS available until, I believe, after an automatic Windows 7 update. I DID try to revert; no luck.

P.S. I apologize if not in right forum.


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15 Mar 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Press the Start button, then press the right arrow key twice, then press the letter S - what happens?
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16 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Nothing happened, still showing greyed out.
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16 Mar 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello BPetkus, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be the issue.

Sleep : Disable in Shut Down Menu

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Nope, I already tried that one too. Reset value to 1.....no luck.
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16 Mar 2011   #6

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BPetkus View Post
Nope, I already tried that one too. Reset value to 1.....no luck.
If you go back into the registry, is it set to 0 again?
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16 Mar 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Can you try this:

Open an elevated CMD window, and then type powercfg -a and hit enter.

Post the resultant output here.

Regards,
Golden
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17 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Results of Powercfg

Here's the results(below) of the powercfg -a. I disabled Hibernation on purpose. What I don't understand is display driver(from scrn shot) is indicating Sleep State is unsupported. It was just fine until Windows did an automatic update. I tried resorting back to an earlier restore but as I said, it didn't work. I guess backups are not such a bad idea after all, ahe?

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17 Mar 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Try the following :

1. Download and install latest display driver from the manufacturers website.
2. In an elevated CMD window, type powercfg /hibernate on

Run powercfg -a again, and post result here - it should say that hibernation has been turned back on, and that sleep is now supported.

If it is, see if SLEEP is nowavailable, or still greyed out.

Regards,
Golden
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18 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Hip hip hooray!

Well, finally found the problem thx to Golden. After last Windows 7 update, unbeknownst to me, 7 reverted back to generic display driver. Installed Vista driver and everything hunky dory. FYI; Intel too lazy to create Windows 7 driver for Intel 915 so had to use Vista.
Thanks for the help, ppl.
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