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: Sleep Return Timeout for Unattended Wake Up

10 May 2015   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello kanungos, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check your task to make sure it is set to not repeat if failed. If it repeats, it could cause the computer not to return to sleep.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Jun 2015   #31
kanungos

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the info.

I checked and the task was not set to "repeat if failed"

For the most part, the task runs without an issues most of the time but every once in a while, my computer will not go back to sleep at the conclusion of the elapse time set in the task scheduler (it will still be awake)

Is there any way to tell if something else "occurred" that made the task scheduler fail to put the computer back to sleep (i.e. a windows update, a required restart...etc.) Even if something else did occur, my understanding is that the computer "switches back" to the the default power settings (in my case, it is the balanced power option which is suppose to put the computer back to sleep in 30 minutes)

The only think different in my computer that I have noted is the Windows 10 app in the lower right hand corner in the task so not sure if that would have anything to do with it or not.

Let me know your thoughts and I appreciate your assistance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2015   #32
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, it sounds like there was something else running that prevented the return to sleep. However, it could be anything though. When this happens check in Task Manager to see what's running to see if anything stands out each time it happens.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2015   #33
kanungos

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Jun 2015   #34
kanungos

Windows 7
 
 

I tried what you said -- Task manager has so many things listed it is difficult to know what caused the return to sleep feature to activated. Strange enough, after I do something (mouse click, push keyboard button...etc), the default sleep timer kicks in and it goes back to sleep after 2 minutes. Any other ideas on how to figure what is preventing the sleep timer from kicking back on after the elapsed time I set by your method??

Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jul 2015   #35
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Usually when this happens, it's something still running and performing some action that is preventing the return to sleep from unattended wakeup.

A workaround would be to include a sleep command for your task so that it will put the computer back to sleep afterwards.

rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

Sleep Shortcut - Create
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2015   #36
kanungos

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Brink,

Thanks for the suggestion. I am still somewhat new to Seven Forums so bear with me when it comes to some of the questions I ask.

Once I have created the sleep command shortcut, where exactly would I put the sleep shortcut command in the task scheduler "task" that I originally created (in actions tab, triggers tab...etc)??

Or would I just create a new "task" in the scheduler to run this sleep command shortcut at a designated time once the original "task" is completed (i.e. after 2 hour time I set for the original task)???

Does what I am asking making sense?? Thanks for your patience.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2015   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could use the command in your current task instead, or create a new one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2015   #38
kanungos

Windows 7
 
 

How do you do that?

If you have a tutorial in the forum, please let me know.

Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2015   #39
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could just add a new action in the task that you already created.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Sleep Return Timeout for Unattended Wake Up




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Auto Return to Sleep after wake up
Can't say I really dislike much about Win 7 - EXCEPT: It will not honor the "Return to Sleep" timeout value that is in the registry - when the Power Plan is set to High Performance. If this plan is in play - and I need the machine to wake for - say - a backup at 2:00am...the machine will wake...
General Discussion
Power Options - Add "System unattended sleep timeout"
How to Add or Remove "System unattended sleep timeout" in Power Options "System unattended sleep timeout" is how many minutes the system will wait idle after waking up in an unattended state before automatically going back to sleep or hibernation. This tutorial will show you how to add or...
Tutorials
Uncommanded wake from sleep yet no wake devices or wake timers exist
W7 PC wakes up from sleep every few minutes. It didn't use to. I am the builder / owner / sole user. Investigation done so far at the DOS prompt to establish the cause: powercfg -devicequery wake_armed (no results returned) powercfg -waketimers There are no active wake timers in the...
General Discussion
Laptop extremely slow to wake up from sleep mode, 5+ minutes to wake
Hi, I am new here. Hoping someone can help me out with this issue. I work in IT so am not a complete computer bonehead and am at my wits end with this. My laptop is about 4 years old, it's a toshiba. For whatever reason, it started taking 5+ minutes to wake up from sleeping. If it sleeps...
Performance & Maintenance
How to get 'away' mode unattended wake-up for tv record
If I schedule a tv recording and put my HTPC to sleep, it fully wakes up to do the unattended recording at the right time but with the display on and everything running rather than in 'Away' mode as I have set up on the same machine under Vista. I used a great little program called MCE Standby to...
Media Center


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 01:20.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App