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Windows 7: Not going to sleep

06 Jul 2011   #1
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Not going to sleep

My computer is set to sleep after 30mins of not in use, however latley it has not being doing that. I have no idea why it doesnt.

The only new program that been added to my PC is Office 2010. I had office 2010 before but i enabled outlook. So im thinking its got something to do with outlook, but i dont know. I can find any options in setting.

Do you have any ideas?

Edit: By the way i leave the App open. If i close it, my PC will sleep. But before i had outlook i had WLM and i could leave it open and my PC would sleep. Does anyone know a way for outlook to do this?


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07 Jul 2011   #2
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Mitch, by "I leave the App open" ... do you mean Outlook? If that's the case... your answer could be quite simple... look at the settings in Outlook for synching for new mail. If it does that for say, every 10 mins, and your sleep setting is per 30 mins of inactivity...
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07 Jul 2011   #3
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
Mitch, by "I leave the App open" ... do you mean Outlook? If that's the case... your answer could be quite simple... look at the settings in Outlook for synching for new mail. If it does that for say, every 10 mins, and your sleep setting is per 30 mins of inactivity...
Ahh i see what you mean.
But WLM was set to check every 10mins and sleep after 30mins and my PC still went to sleep
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08 Jul 2011   #4
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
Mitch, by "I leave the App open" ... do you mean Outlook? If that's the case... your answer could be quite simple... look at the settings in Outlook for synching for new mail. If it does that for say, every 10 mins, and your sleep setting is per 30 mins of inactivity...
Ahh i see what you mean.
But WLM was set to check every 10mins and sleep after 30mins and my PC still went to sleep
I know... but there's a difference between Outlook and WLM in that Outlook synch will cause HDD activity when mails are found and synched. I'm not sure, still checking, but it wouldn't surprise me if WLM 'doesn't count' as a sleep inhibitor

Just as a test, could you try setting Outlook to check for mail every 60 mins or so...and see if it sleeps..

If this is not it.. then we'll have to look at the powerplan, advanced settings, and see what is waking you up could even be the NIC
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08 Jul 2011   #5
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Well i set it to check for mail every 31mins and it seem to work.

Only have question that has me wondering. I was set to every 10mins ealier and it manged to go to sleep but that was once out of like 5 times.

But 31mins seem fine
just have to check mail manuly more often
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