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Windows 7: A sleeping desktop!

07 Feb 2011   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
A sleeping desktop!

Dear friends,
The desktop i have goes into sleep mode, immediately after 2 minutes of idleness! I have configured my powerplan as the snaps below will show. Kindly help to make the PC stay awake! This is the first time it has happened! Awaiting your helpful responses!
Thanking you,

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07 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Possibly something in this fine tutorial will help
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums
applicable to Seven, too.
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07 Feb 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Dear richc46,
The tutorial's first advise was to update the drivers! I updated the BIOS and the chipset family drivers and voila,the sleeping lion woke up and is on the prowl! Prob.solved!

BEFORE STARTING:Make sure you have the latest device drivers and BIOS installed for your motherboard.
NOTE: A out-of-date video driver or other drivers are sometimes the source of sleep mode problems. It is best to keep these up to date to resolve issues found with them
"UNQUOTE. Thank you and since i am allowed to present you only with ONE REP.point, i humbly give it with gratitude!

Probs. which we think will never happen to us, do happen! That's why i learn a lot browsing the topics on our fine site whenever i am free!


PS: a small tip to folks who wish to OR should update their "intel inside" drivers, this should prove helpful : Intel® Driver Update Utility! As i cannot whisper into your lovely ears for a rep. point, i am shouting for one!
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07 Feb 2011   #4

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Thats great news, glad that I could help.
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