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Windows 7: Identify process preventing sleep/hibernate

30 Dec 2009   #1
yoda6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Identify process preventing sleep/hibernate

I have an intermittent problem with system not following the active power plan and going into hybrid sleep mode as a result of user inactivity when it should do. Is there a system tool for querying what Windows process or application is preventing the system from sleeping? Surely there is a better way of identifying the culprit(s) than randomly shutting down processes one by one until sleep mode activates.


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30 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello, Welcome!

If such a tool exists, I have not heard about it before. Personally, I would save all my work, and end the processes manually using Task Manager.

Sorry this is not what you are looking for,
~Jonathan
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30 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yoda6 View Post
I have an intermittent problem with system not following the active power plan and going into hybrid sleep mode as a result of user inactivity when it should do. Is there a system tool for querying what Windows process or application is preventing the system from sleeping? Surely there is a better way of identifying the culprit(s) than randomly shutting down processes one by one until sleep mode activates.
There is a better way, but not much better. Shut down 1/2, if its not there, shut down 1/2 of those that remain etc etc. You will save a lot of time using this method.
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30 Dec 2009   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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04 Jan 2010   #5
yoda6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.
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