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Windows 7: Failure to Enter Automatic Sleep

26 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Failure to Enter Automatic Sleep


About a week ago I noticed that the computer failed going automatically into sleep as configured for over two years. I looked up first on Power Options (Power Plan) and then on hardware configurations on Device Manager, but could not find any configuration change. All as usual. Then I used the command line command powercfg -energy and found the following error in the results:

System Availability Requests:System Required Request
The device or driver has made a request to prevent the system from automatically entering sleep.

Requesting Driver Instance

Requesting Driver Device High Definition Audio Device
Glad for believing having found the culprit, I searched all possible settings regarding the original (without accessories) motherboard hardware, presently using updated Microsoft drivers, but failed to find any setting to control entering sleep. I also looked up in the registry using a reference from the quoted log. I found the Audio sub-key with four sub-keys containing many sub-sub-keys, but could not find any clear reference to power control.

How can I reset this configuration to permit again the computer entering sleep after the set time elapses, please?

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28 Aug 2013   #2

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