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Windows 7: My PC doesn't stay in Sleep Mode

07 Jul 2010   #1
esha

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
My PC doesn't stay in Sleep Mode

Under XP I enjoyed using the sleep mode. I'm not sure if that's the correct translation, in my German windows it's called "Ruhezustand".
The PC was off (more or less) and didn't consume much energy, and I could easily wake it up and had all the software and all the files open, just as I had left it.

It seems that Win 7 has a similar function but it doesn't work. When I click it, the PC shuts down, stays off for about 2 seconds, and then it restarts by itself, without me touching anything.

Somebody told me it could be the network adapter, so I disabled the option that it could wake up the PC, but that didn't help either.

Any suggestions please?


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07 Jul 2010   #2
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

There can be many things that can cause a PC to resume from sleep/standby. Take a look at your event viewer to see if it provides any help. Go to start Orb, type event, the event viewer should be the first choice already highlighted so hit enter to open. Once opened, expand on "Windows Logs" and check under "Application" and "System". Keep notice of the time your PC is put to sleep and when it wakes and check those times against whats listed in the two locations.

Hope that helps, let us know.
-OEM
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07 Jul 2010   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

To find out what woke up your Windows from sleep:

Start> Type CMD in search box> Click on CMD.exe in results above> Type in:

powercfg –lastwake

Enter

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Views: 240
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To get the more detailed info on the device that wakes your Windows up during the sleep, and the most likely suspect, type:

powercfg –devicequery wake_armed

Enter

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Views: 322
Size:  58.5 KB

If the PC was last awoken by itself, this will be you culprit

A Guy


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08 Jul 2010   #4
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
To find out what woke up your Windows from sleep:

Start> Type CMD in search box> Click on CMD.exe in results above> Type in:

powercfg –lastwake

Enter

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To get the more detailed info on the device that wakes your Windows up during the sleep, and the most likely suspect, type:

powercfg –devicequery wake_armed

Enter

Attachment 83863

If the PC was last awoken by itself, this will be you culprit

A Guy
Nice, Thnx for the post, I will certainly remember this and save your post. Hope it helps the OP as it sounds like just thing to at least find the app/program/service doing the resuming, then its just solving out why. But for sure a truly helpful post.
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08 Jul 2010   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks OEM, it's a start

A Guy
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09 Jul 2010   #6
esha

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for this trick
It seems it's my mouse and/or the keyboard. But I didn't touch either of them... ???


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09 Jul 2010   #7
bludgard69

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Heloo,esha.

I had the same problems.It seems that mice and keyboards tend to "twitch" once in a while-causing a wake up.

It was very frustrating to me as well.A simple unticking onder the mouse Power Management fixed this for me and now that I solved this issue,I don't even use sleep mode anymore.HA!


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09 Jul 2010   #8
bludgard69

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by esha View Post
Thanks for this trick
It seems it's my mouse and/or the keyboard. But I didn't touch either of them... ???

Did you get it fixed?
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09 Jul 2010   #9
esha

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bludgard69 View Post
A simple unticking onder the mouse Power Management fixed this for me
For me too
Thank you very much! Much more comfortable now than shutting down
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09 Jul 2010   #10
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Very glad to hear you have solved the resume issue, I do believe some rep (Rep A Guy) is in order to our fellow member A guy, wouldn't you agree? Please do remember to rep those who help you anytime you see a helpful post, even if you have no posts in the thread, its allowed and encouraged. Seems only fair that the people here who tirelessly work to help out all they can deserve our appreciation.

_Have a great day, and again glad to hear that two members gained from "A guy" knowledge.
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