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Windows 7: Preventing The Pc From Sleeping

25 Oct 2013   #1
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Preventing The Pc From Sleeping

Hi there
what i need to know is how can i make my pc never to sleep or stop it from going in some kinda mode that makes the pc cancel any running programs ?
Not talking about the plan settings (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings) i already have it on never sleep what im talking about it this i have a slow internet connection so once i downloaded 13Gb what i did was started the download and went to sleep then after 8 hours it didnt download more than 3gb with a error saying no connection so i had to stay by the pc to refresh it or move the mouse every couple hours so it dose not stop the download

And now waiting to download BF4 which is 30GB with a 500kb per sec


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25 Oct 2013   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Well, if you already set the option "N ever to sleep" it should be up all the time. Correct me if I am wrong, even if you lock your PC downloads should not be interrupted when sleep option is turned off. I will suggest to have a word with your ISP.

I too download files from Steam/Origin and keep my PC up all night and never had this issue.

check for virus/malwares in the meantime.
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25 Oct 2013   #3
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Well that's the problem it is on never sleep but when i leave it alone lets say for 6 hours or more the download gets interrupted

ISP ? nope no virus or anything like that
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25 Oct 2013   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

ISP = Internet Service Provider

Screen Saver should not interrupt the download, but if you do use SS you could try turning it off just to make sure.
You might try using a Download Manager. Then if the download is interrupted you should be able to resume the download without losing everything already downloaded.
If your PC is really going to sleep you can find a Sleep Event in Event Viewer.
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25 Oct 2013   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoeX View Post
Not talking about the plan settings (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings) i already have it on never sleep
I assume you've adjusted it to High Performance and also disabled Hibernation and Hybrid?

Adjusted both On Battery and On Power?

Set Inactive Disk to Never

Is there a Dell control panel installed? Something that would overide Windows default settings?
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25 Oct 2013   #6
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Did you set the Turn off hard disk after under Hard Disk, setting to never as well?
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25 Oct 2013   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

In Device Manager you could make sure Windows will not turn off the network adapter to save power.

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25 Oct 2013   #8
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

@DavidW7ncus:
Quote:
ISP=Internet Service Provider

Screen Saver should not interrupt the download, but if you do use SS you could try turning it off just to make sure.
You might try using a Download Manager. Then if the download is interrupted you should be able to resume the download without losing everything already downloaded.
If your PC is really going to sleep you can find a Sleep Event in Event Viewer.
Thanks for the info, but no i dont use any SS and i cant use a download manager its origin's client

ok so iv just unchecked the the 'allow the computer to turn off this device ' from all the network adapters

@smarteyeball:
Quote:
I assume you've adjusted it to High Performance and also disabled Hibernation and Hybrid?

Adjusted both On Battery and On Power?

Set Inactive Disk to Never

Is there a Dell control panel installed? Something that would overide Windows default settings?
yup its on High Performance and iv just set the Hybrid to OFF will that do the trick ?
Quote:
Adjusted both On Battery and On Power?
its a Desktop and dont think there is something that will would overide Windows default settings


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25 Oct 2013   #9
MoeX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

so i guess these solve it thanks alot guys
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