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Windows 7: Can't get to sleep any more!

06 Sep 2016   #1
friendlyphil

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 
Can't get to sleep any more!

I have been using sleep mode in my Win7 Pro 64 for several years. Now, it won't go to sleep. It just runs and runs. The monitor goes off, but the machine itself keeps running. I have cleaned and sanitized and updated and everything I can think of, but it will no longer go into the sleep mode. Any suggestions?


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06 Sep 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Phil mate I am assuming you have tried these?? if not run them
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

NB SFC best run for about three runs
SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
AdwCleaner Download
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)
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07 Sep 2016   #3
friendlyphil

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Thanks ICIT2LOL

I did all you suggested, and more. The problem persists. I'm stumped
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08 Sep 2016   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm Phil mate it should ea very simple thing to sort out in power settings but I am guessing you have already been there.
Can you remember when this started if so maybe a system restore may fix the problem.
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08 Sep 2016   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Here is a tutorial you can work through that might help:
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Did you update any drivers recently (especially graphics), or install any new programs ?

You could also try a clean startup to see if sleep works that way:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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08 Sep 2016   #6
friendlyphil

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

DavidE:

The clean startup did not reveal any conflicts. The computer went to sleep in each phase. I had it set at 2 minutes to speed the process. After returning the system to "normal", it would sleep at 2 minutes. But when set any higher than that, it will not sleep. I may go thru the process again with the time set higher. That will take considerably longer. I'm getting frustrated.
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09 Sep 2016   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

When sleep isn't working check to see if you have any requests, they prevent sleep from working.
To check for requests, open an elevated command prompt and run this command:
powercfg -requests
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10 Sep 2016   #8
friendlyphil

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

There were no pending requests, per your advice. But now, the computer is going into sleep mode like it is supposed to. I can't think of anything I have done to make it do that. But I am now watching carefully what I do in case it starts acting up again. Thanks for your help DavidE and ICIT2LOL. I will return if the problems does. Thanks again.
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