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Windows 7: Sleep : Disable in Shut Down Menu

12 Apr 2015   #30
Zuhl3156

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rusty post View Post
Is there something not good about putting your computer to sleep?
No, not really. I intended this as a Gaming PC and I wanted it running full speed at all times. I do have EIST lowering the clocks when idle now whereas it was always locked at 4.7 GHz. If I were rich I would be eccentric I guess. Right now the Sleep option doesn't even appear in the Windows Start button properties either.


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12 Apr 2015   #31
Zuhl3156

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Can someone post a screenshot of their Regedit so I can see what this entry should look like and enter it manually?
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12 Apr 2015   #32
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Zuhl,

Download and merge the .reg file attached below, then restart the computer afterwards. It'll restore the default registry entries for Sleep. Hopefully, it'll help.


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File Type: reg Sleep.reg (7.9 KB, 177 views)
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13 Apr 2015   #33
Zuhl3156

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

That removed the Power entry entirely as seen in the screenshot below. I will try a Repair Install of Windows if necessary when I get my MSI board returned this week. My laptop's Registry looks identical without a Sleep entry. I looked in there last night hoping to find a value to enter manually into my Desktop's Registry. Here are my PC's specs except for my current Fatal1ty Z97 Killer motherboard by ASRock: Mods Rigs

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13 Apr 2015   #34
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's the default, as it's not there by default.
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13 Apr 2015   #35
Zuhl3156

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Sleep is still grayed out in my Power-off drop down menu and not available in Power Button properties selections. I may have to enter the values manually to get my Sleep function back again. Thanks for all of your assistance.
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13 Apr 2015   #36
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What about the rest of the .reg file I uploaded? Did it restore the other registry entries for you?

Do you by chance have any all-in-one type utility programs installed that could be disabling sleep?
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13 Apr 2015   #37
Zuhl3156

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Sleep was working fine until I ran your Reg file to gray it out although I never used it. I thought it would be useful having it grayed out. I don't know what other Reg entries you are refering to. The reg file you uploaded deleted the Power entry after I ran it. The last time I ran the 'Enable Sleep' Reg file I got a warning that 'Disable Sleep' was preventing Windows from shutting down although I was running the 'Enable Sleep' file. I cancelled the Sutdown and ran the file again. Windows restarted but no success at restoring the Sleep function. Maybe there is another Registry key that was affected?
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13 Apr 2015   #38
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, do a system restore using a restore point dated before you had this issue to undo it.
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13 Apr 2015   #39
Zuhl3156

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
In that case, do a system restore using a restore point dated before you had this issue to undo it.
I don't know when the problem began. I never use sleep anyway so having it grayed out was useful so I didn't click it by accident. I plan to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional so I can max out my memory to 32 GB and will reinstall this Home Premium on my latest project. I got a G3258 and MSI Z97 PC Mate motherboard for $99 plus a $10 rebate. I couldn't resist. My bad.
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