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Windows 7 won't sleep or sleep

So playing with Windows 7 was fun, but there are a few quirks. For example, on one of my laptops, Windows 7 does not go into sleep mode. Looks like he's going to sleep, but on the contrary he wakes up immediately.

Other times he sleeps, but wakes up casually even if I don't open the computer. And sometimes, just to be difficult, she doesn't fall asleep at all! If you are experiencing sleep mode problems with Windows 7, you are not alone.

There are a few ways you can try to solve this sleeping inability issue in Windows 7. Follow all the steps below.

Method 1 – Update drivers

The first thing you want to do if Windows 7 isn't going to sleep update all the drivers, especially for your video card. You can upgrade Windows or visit the hardware manufacturer's website and download them there. I would recommend the latter.

Method 2 – Configure the power option settings

If that didn't work, the next thing to do is make sure your power settings are configured correctly.

First, click on Start, then type in the energy saving in the search box and click Change when the computer sleeps .

Now change the value of Put the computer into sleep mode on something new like 15 minutes or 30 minutes, but DO NOT set it to Never.

Then click on the link Change advanced power settings at the bottom. Go ahead and expand Sleep and then expand Allow wake timer . Make sure it's set to Disable .

Scroll over and expand Multimedia settings, then expand When sharing support and select Allow the computer to pause .

Method 3: disable activation computer devices

If the first two methods did not work, the problem may be caused by devices that automatically activate the computer. You can try to disable devices that might wake up your computer.

click on Start, to type CMD and then right-click CMD and choose Run as administrator .

Now type the following command which will list all the devices that can wake up your computer with Windows 7. Normally, only the mouse and keyboard should be listed.

 Powercfg -devicequery wake_armed 

Now you can disable a device by typing the following command and replacing devicename with the device name listed above:

 Powercfg -devicedisablewake "devicename" 

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You can also prevent devices from waking up a Windows 7 computer by using Device Manager. Go to the control panel, click Hardware and sounds and then click Device management .

Expand the device you want to disable, right click on it and choose properties .

Click on the tab I save energy and uncheck the box Allow the device to wake up the computer .

Method 4 – Check for power outages

you can also use another variant of the powercfg command to check if there are devices or processes that interrupt the system and cause it not to suspend. You can do this by opening an administrator command prompt again and typing the following command:

 powercfg -requests 

If there is something that could cause the system to hang, it should be listed here. Note that not all of the items listed here are necessarily preventing the system from sleeping. For example, I have a microphone connected to the computer, so there is a message about an audio stream that I am currently using. You can try disconnecting the device to see if it makes a difference or not.

Method 5: Run the power troubleshooter

Windows has an integrated power troubleshooter that can help you solve the problem. Just click Start, type troubleshooting and click on the first result. This will take you to the troubleshooting window, which has a lot of different troubleshooting tools for different problems.

In Windows 7, click View all and then click Supply . Hope, if you have encountered this problem in Windows 7, these solutions will solve it! If not, post a comment and I'll try to help you! To enjoy!