How to resolve: Windows 10 sleep mode issues

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Users may experience issues with Windows 10 Sleep Mode, such as the computer not entering sleep mode, waking up unexpectedly, or facing problems with resuming from sleep.


  1. Check Power Settings:
    • Press Win + X and choose “Power Options.”
    • Click on “Change plan settings” next to your selected power plan.
    • Ensure that the “Put the computer to sleep” option is set to a reasonable time.
  2. Update Graphics Drivers:
    • Open Device Manager (Win + X and select “Device Manager”).
    • Expand the “Display adapters” category, right-click on your graphics card, and select “Update driver.”
  3. Adjust Advanced Power Settings:
    • In Power Options, click on “Change plan settings,” then “Change advanced power settings.”
    • Check settings under “Sleep” and “Display” to ensure they match your preferences.
  4. Disable Wake Timers:
    • In Power Options, click on “Change plan settings,” then “Change advanced power settings.”
    • Under “Sleep,” expand “Allow wake timers” and set it to “Disable” for both on battery and plugged in.
  5. Update BIOS/UEFI Firmware:
    • Check your computer manufacturer’s website for BIOS/UEFI updates. If available, follow their instructions to update.
  6. Check Powercfg Commands:
    • Open Command Prompt as Administrator (Win + X and choose “Command Prompt (Admin)”).
    • Type powercfg /requests to check for anything preventing sleep.
    • Type powercfg /energy to generate an energy report and identify issues.
  7. Check for Running Applications:
    • Ensure no background applications or processes are preventing the system from entering sleep. Close unnecessary programs.
  8. Run Windows Troubleshooter:
    • Go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
    • Select “Power” and run the troubleshooter.
  9. Adjust Network Settings:
    • Open Device Manager, expand “Network adapters,” right-click on your network adapter, and select “Properties.”
    • Under the “Power Management” tab, uncheck “Allow this device to wake the computer.”
  10. Check for Malware:
    • Perform a full system scan using your antivirus software to ensure malware is not interfering with sleep mode.
  11. Restore Default Power Plan Settings:
    • In Power Options, click on “Change plan settings,” then “Restore default settings for this plan.”

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