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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't automatically go into sleep mode.

31 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
Windows 7 won't automatically go into sleep mode.

I have a windows 7 PC with Asus m5a99fx motherboard. I can go into sleep mode manually from the shutdown button, but it won't go automatically from setting it up in power options. I have tried going to Advanced Settings and adjusting multimedia settings, and turning off Media Streaming in network settings. Nothing has worked to allow auto sleep mode. I also have the latest driver for my ATI Radeon HD 5450 video card. When I go to CMD and put in "powercfg -energy" I get a message that says energy efficiency problems were found, 8errors, 4 warnings, 14 informational. Anyone have any suggestions?

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31 Aug 2014   #2


If you have a programmable keyboard or some other convenient way to launch commands you can use this command to put your system to sleep immediately:

rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep
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01 Sep 2014   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint

You can also try click the start button and type sleep in the search box, click on 'change when the computer sleeps'. You can set how long before the monitor turns off and how long a period of inactivity to put the computer into sleep. The 2 functions are different. Click on save at the bottom. Now click on advanced power options and find the settings for the monitor and sleep there and change them to the same thing that you just set in the other window. See if that helps you.
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01 Sep 2014   #4


Other options to troubleshoot Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems.

If none help then try an earlier Display driver. Did it work before?

You can troubleshoot it through each step by setting Sleep to 1 minute timeout and waiting to see.

I'd also enable Hibernate and set it for 2 minutes to test. Hibernate is preferred anyway since it saves your work before powering down but powers up twice as fast. I set my installs to Balanced Plan with Sleep at 30 and Hibernate at 60 minutes. Hibernate - Enable or Disable
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11 Jul 2017   #5
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

I have tried all these things and everything found on all websites Google lists on this problem and yet my Lenovo b570 still will not sleep. Does not even initiate screensaver, display does not turn off, nothing. shutting down/restarting makes no difference. still does not sleep. It is set to sleep after three hours and to turn off display at 30 minutes, but it does neither of those. No screensaver after 10 minutes either like I said.

"powercfg lastwake" does not work either. it always says

"C:\Windows\system32>powercfg lastwake
Wake History Count - 0"

so nothing is actually waking it up, it just refuses to sleep, display screensaver, turn off screen, or sleep

and when I type

C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -requests

I get





So there is nothing waking it up, there is no requests preventing the computer from sleeping, yet it still will not sleep.

I am ripping my hairs out on this one
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07 Sep 2017   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
I fixed it just now

I know you probably fixed it or went bald, but I was so pissed at this problem and you had exactly the same symptoms I just had to make an account and leave it here.

My problem was exactly the same but let me recap:

Wasn't keyboard.
Wasn't mouse.
Wasn't multimedia.
Wasn't network.

No wake_armed.
Last wake was empty.
Restoration of policies didn't fix it.
I went through every listed HID adapter to see if anything was checked.

Turns out this guy on the link had the same problem 7 years ago and it was simply the hybrid mode that was making his life a living hell and so was mine. It is suspending just fine. Hope stays like that.
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