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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't automatically go into sleep mode.

31 Aug 2014   #1
Arianna3

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 won't automatically go into sleep mode.

I have a windows 7 PC with Asus m5a99fx motherboard. I can go into sleep mode manually from the shutdown button, but it won't go automatically from setting it up in power options. I have tried going to Advanced Settings and adjusting multimedia settings, and turning off Media Streaming in network settings. Nothing has worked to allow auto sleep mode. I also have the latest driver for my ATI Radeon HD 5450 video card. When I go to CMD and put in "powercfg -energy" I get a message that says energy efficiency problems were found, 8errors, 4 warnings, 14 informational. Anyone have any suggestions?


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31 Aug 2014   #2
bbinnard

Win7-64
 
 

If you have a programmable keyboard or some other convenient way to launch commands you can use this command to put your system to sleep immediately:

rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep
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01 Sep 2014   #3
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You can also try click the start button and type sleep in the search box, click on 'change when the computer sleeps'. You can set how long before the monitor turns off and how long a period of inactivity to put the computer into sleep. The 2 functions are different. Click on save at the bottom. Now click on advanced power options and find the settings for the monitor and sleep there and change them to the same thing that you just set in the other window. See if that helps you.
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01 Sep 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

Other options to troubleshoot Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems.

If none help then try an earlier Display driver. Did it work before?

You can troubleshoot it through each step by setting Sleep to 1 minute timeout and waiting to see.

I'd also enable Hibernate and set it for 2 minutes to test. Hibernate is preferred anyway since it saves your work before powering down but powers up twice as fast. I set my installs to Balanced Plan with Sleep at 30 and Hibernate at 60 minutes. Hibernate - Enable or Disable
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