Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: My PC always turns back after put on sleep :(

10 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 8.1 PRO
My PC always turns back after put on sleep :(

Hey guys, i really did not know what this would come under, my PC turns its self back on after i put it into Sleep mode I really do not know what could cause this, any ideas?? will appreciate them all thanks,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up

Stop the mouse from waking up the PC

Mice, especially, wireless mice, can sometimes wake the PC up. In fact, there is a specific setting to allow this. If the mouse turns out to be a problem, you can change the setting with this procedure:
  1. Open the Start menu and type “mouse” (without quotes) in the Search bar
  2. Under the Control Panel list, click “Mouse” (or just press Enter in Vista)
  3. In the dialog box that opens, select the tab “Hardware”
  4. Highlight the entry for your mouse and click the button “Properties”
  5. A new dialog will open. Click the button “Change settings”
  6. In the new dialog that opens, click the tab “Power Management”
  7. Remove the check by “Allow this device to wake the computer”
  8. Click “OK” and close the dialogs.
Stop a network card from waking up the PC

From what I read, a network card is the most common source of wake-up problems and that was the cause of my own computer never staying asleep. Here is how to configure a network card:
  1. Open Device Manager. There are many ways to do this but a quick way is to enter “dev” (without quotes) in the Start search bar and click “Device Manager”
  2. Expand the list for “Network adapters”
  3. Right-click the adapter to be configured and choose “Properties”. There may be several adapters, one for Ethernet, one for wireless, and others like Bluetooth
  4. In the dialog that opens, click the tab “Power Management”
  5. Remove the check by “Allow this device to wake the computer”
  6. Click “OK” and close up Device Manager
Scheduled tasks , updates, and other causes

Sometimes a task or Windows Update is scheduled for a specific time and will wake up the computer. Dealing with these and other possibilities are discussed at this link.

Use the command line to find what causes the PC to wake up

One way to find out what is causing a wake-up problem is provided by the command line. Open a command prompt with elevated privileges and enter this command:

powercfg –lastwake

The last device that woke up the system will be shown
To find out which devices are enabled to wake up the PC, enter this command

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed

Hope this helps!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 8.1 PRO

Ok thanks man!!! i am going to try it now to see if it works thanks again dude, for all that help!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 10 Pro


That's a perfect right up about sleep issues. You might want to create a tutorial on that. Or I can do it for you if you like.

EDIT: Just remembered only seven pro and up rank can create tutorials.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 My PC always turns back after put on sleep :(

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can't get back into PC after monitor turns off
Hello everybody! I have recently experienced this issue with my PC. When my monitor automatically shuts off after certain time as I have set in windows - I can wake the monitor by moving mouse or pressing keys. The mouse and keyboard both work just fine and shine all around (since they are both...
General Discussion
Computer turns back on 3-5 seconds after pressing sleep
A few days ago, my computer stopped sleeping. When I press the sleep button, my screens will fade to black, and then just turn back on again after a few seconds. I can't think of anything that changed to cause this. I have tried: Sleeping from the command line (same result as button) Closing...
General Discussion
Machine turns off and then back on a few seconds later
Hello everyone, Its an ibuypower purchase off of New Egg a few months back. The last few days, after the computer has been on for a little while (sometimes as short as ten minutes) it turns off - no shutdown and then turns itself on a few seconds later. I've opened the side panel and made sure...
BSOD Help and Support
Monitor Off - Screensaver Turns It Back On
General Discussion
Win7 x64 turns off the screen and cannot go back
I left my laptop running fine last night and Win7 turns off my display after 5 mins of inactivity. So when I woke up in the morning the screen was black, the problem is that I cannot do anything with the laptop anymore. Pressing keyboard keys or moving the mouse doesn't make the display go back as...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:56.
Twitter Facebook Google+