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Windows 7: Computer won't sleep

04 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Computer won't sleep

It will turn off the monitor but won't go into standby

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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04 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spdracer View Post
It will turn off the monitor but won't go into standby
Hi and welcome


If you click sleep on the start menu what happpens?

Could we get some computer info?

What power plan are you uswing (hi perf, balanced, etc)?


Ken j+
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #3

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64 Full
 
 

Hello spdracer, I Also built my computer. Been up and running about a year and a half now. Just last night I got to messing around in my bios and noticed under power managment two settings S1 or S3. Mine was set to S1 and would get the same results as you, Monitor would shut down but not the computer. I change settings to S3 and that did the trick. Also if you change to S3 you must indicate how your computer will be waken. Hope this works for you.
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04 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 X64
 
 

My first response to this is always the same. Did you look under Power Options/advanced setting/multimedia settings/when sharing media/setting

change to allow computer to sleep.

I really dislike the fact that MS has this set to prevent sleep by default.

Otherwise check to see if their is a updated video card driver for your system. Nice monitor by the way that things a beast.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #5

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spdracer View Post
It will turn off the monitor but won't go into standby
Hi and welcome


If you click sleep on the start menu what happpens?

Could we get some computer info?

What power plan are you uswing (hi perf, balanced, etc)?


Ken j+
If I click on sleep from the start menu it goes into sleep mode. I'm using the high performance setting
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #6

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kellymac35 View Post
Hello spdracer, I Also built my computer. Been up and running about a year and a half now. Just last night I got to messing around in my bios and noticed under power managment two settings S1 or S3. Mine was set to S1 and would get the same results as you, Monitor would shut down but not the computer. I change settings to S3 and that did the trick. Also if you change to S3 you must indicate how your computer will be waken. Hope this works for you.
Made these changes,will report back my findings
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #7

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zone23 View Post
My first response to this is always the same. Did you look under Power Options/advanced setting/multimedia settings/when sharing media/setting

change to allow computer to sleep.

I really dislike the fact that MS has this set to prevent sleep by default.

Otherwise check to see if their is a updated video card driver for your system. Nice monitor by the way that things a beast.
Made these changes,latest video drivers are installed. Will report my results
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

If the Power Options front screen shows Sleep removed from the window (just Display) then it is video card driver needing Updating/reinstalling.

Settings mentioned are all involved too, as are any wake timers and Power Management tabs on Mouse or Keyboard devices allowing wakeups.
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04 Dec 2009   #9

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Tried all the above suggestions,still no luck
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04 Dec 2009   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Did this happen suddenly or ever since install?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spdracer View Post
If I click on sleep from the start menu it goes into sleep mode. I'm using the high performance setting
Try Balanced Plan and accept defaults given.

If it sleeps when you click on Sleep then it is the timers and they may not work in High Perf since that is full-bore everything.
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