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Windows 7: I can not put my computer to sleep

01 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
I can not put my computer to sleep

Hello all,

Several days before, I worked fine with the hibernate and sleep functions, but yesterday something happened so that I can only use hibernate but sleep.

I have the latest Graphics drive, and when I enter 'powercfg -a' in the cmd, here is what I get:

The following sleep states are available on this system: Hibernate
The following sleep states are not available on this system:
Standby (S1)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.
Standby (S2)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.
Standby (S3)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.
Hybrid Sleep

Some say entering the BIOS can solve it, but I use mac which dose not include such concept.
Any ideas to fix it?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Feb 2014   #2

win7 64bit Ult. using: XP Mode, in English or Español, SUA, Bitlocker
temp workaround

Permit me to quote from a different, related thread. It's a possible workaround for you for now:
Quote: Originally Posted by Randysea
Still no solution. The workaround is to set the sleep timer to be very short when on battery, like 5 minutes idle. It is annoying but at least it gives me a sleep/standby option. I would still really like to find a solution for Start/ShutDown/Sleep and close lid not putting the machine into Sleep.

That's what I've been using... A power setting that makes the laptop sleep after 1 minute has elapsed. It's an additional click compared to using the "start menu Sleep", but not too bad.

When resuming normal operations, I switch to a different power management mode that waits 1hr or more before the laptop sleeps.

Yep, it's just a workaround... I realize this, but it's OK for me for now.
Getting exhausted trying to put my laptop to Sleep
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Feb 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP


Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

If those fail then try booting into System Recovery Options to run System Restore to a point before the problem happened.

If this resolves the problem save a Win7 Backup image of the working condition for future use if necessary.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec

02 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hello dperecky and gregrocker,
Today when I enter win7, everything gets all right, which remind me of a saying:"Rebooting solves every bug."
Thanks for your advice and best wishes for you.

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