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Windows 7: Sleep option disabled?

19 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Sleep option disabled?

Hi all,

2 days ago my Windows 7 sleep option suddenly disabled, tried to update to the newest video card driver but still couldn't fix it. Does anyone here know how to fix this? Please see picture below.


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19 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

This is for Vista but it applies to Win 7 also: Re-Enable Sleep Mode in Windows Vista

See if that helps.
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19 Mar 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP


Do you have Sleep enabled and set to desired timeout at Control Panel>Power Options?

If so then see if you have a System Restore point before the problem arose, revert to it and then set a new Restore point entitled Sleep and capture a Windows 7 backup image so you can restore it if this happens again and the Restore point goes away: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Additional troubleshooting steps: Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

You can also find out what might be blocking sleep by running Sleep query command
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Still unable to find out what disabled the sleep option on my computer. Any other suggestion?
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21 Mar 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP


What happens if you System Restore to before the problem happened?

Please report results for the steps you've already been given.
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