5 Easy Methods to Fix Windows 10 Sleep Mode Issues

One of the common glitches you may experience with Windows 10 is sleep mode not functioning as expected.

Sleep mode is a great way to keep your PC ready to enter a sleep state which is roughly equivalent to “pausing” the state of machine without power consumption.windows-sleep-states

If it stops working, it can be a difficult situation to diagnose.

Don’t feel intimidated!

Apply quick fix to tackle this predicament and give your computer a good night sleep.

Here are few solutions of sleep mode issues in Windows 10. Get it resolved!


Method#1: Check Your Sleep Mode Settings

Before diving to fix sleep mode issue, make sure that your settings are all in order.

To access these settings follow steps under:-

Step#1: Go to Power Options in Control Panel.


Step#2: Click to choose when to turn off the display.



Step#3: Verify that the dropdown menu selected will put the system in sleep mode.

Confirm all settings are labelled properly so that your PC should not go to sleep too soon nor too long to go to sleep.

If the problem still exists and your PC doesn’t go to sleep, then try other ways (method#2) to force your system to get some rest.


Method#2: Check Your Drivers

Verify that your drivers are up to date.

Most importantly, check chipset drivers, network drivers, and BIOS drivers in relation to sleep mode issues. That’s the better idea to make sure that you’re running the latest version of Windows 10.

If your system is up to date, probably there might be power requests issue. Method#3 will help to resolve this issue.


Method#3: Check for Power Requests

Some software installed on your system might restrict the sleep mode by sending power requests that keep the PC awake.

You need to open an elevated command prompt to view the log of all power requests.

To do this follow the steps below:-

Step#1: Right-click on the Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin).

Step#2: Enter the following command in the resultant window

powercfg -requests

Step#3: This will take you to a list of all active power requests. Make sure that all categories should theoretically be empty.

Step#4: If all categories are not empty, make a note of what is prompting the power request which could be the probable reason your PC fails to enter sleep mode.

Step#5: If your system is waking from sleep unexpectedly, then you can use the below command to check what has make it woke most recently:

powercfg –lastwake

If above method has not proved successful in resolving sleep mode issues of your system, then go for method#4.


Method#4: Run Built-In Utilities

Windows 10 is furnished with lots of context-specific troubleshooting utilities which can bring your sleep mode issues to an end. Follow the steps:-

Step#1: Open the Control Panel and go to the Troubleshooting section.

Step#2: Select View all to access a list of all the different troubleshooters installed on your PC.


Step#3: Look for the utilities labelled Power and System Maintenance. Run both of them and check whether sleep mode starts working.

Still, if sleep mode doesn’t works, then try restart your PC in a safe mode.


Method#5: Restart Your PC in a Safe Mode

Sleep mode issues are frequently caused by a complication during the startup process. To check this, reboot your PC in safe mode and see whether it goes to sleep.

If yes, you’ll need to perform clean booting to check what the fault is. To run a clean boot on Windows 10, follow the steps under:-

Step#1: Open the System Configuration app.

Step#2: Go to the Services tab, check the box labelled Hide all Microsoft services, then click Disable all. This will make only essential services to execute.


Step#3: Go to the Startup tab and click Open Task Manager.

Step#4: Disable every item that’s currently set to launch at startup.

Step#5: Close Task Manager, click OK in the System Configuration window.

Step#6: Restart your system.

If it’s able to go to sleep when it restarts, use trial and error to examine which particular service or startup item was causing the issue.


Does Your PC Goes To Sleep Without Permission?

If your computer goes to sleep without your authorization, you may run into the risk of being interrupted in the middle of a task. This interruption can be even more annoying than a PC showing signs of insomnia.

This issue can be fixed quite easily if you know which settings to adjust.

Restore System Defaults

The forthright way to restrict your PC from going to sleep randomly is to restore its default power settings. To do so follow the steps below:-

Step#1: Open up the Power & sleep section of the Settings app, and click Additional power settings.

Step#2: Select Choose when to turn off the display.

Step#3: Select Restore default settings for this plan. If this doesn’t work, or the option is not available, click Change advanced power settings.

Step#4: Click Restore plan defaults. If this doesn’t work, or the option is not available, use the pull-down menu to choose a different plan, then try again.

This will resolve issues with your power plan, allowing you to adjust your settings without affecting sleep mode.


Adjust advanced settings

If the above described method doesn’t solve your issue, you may have to individually tweak your sleep mode settings.

Step#1: Open the Control Panel and navigate to Power Options.

Step#2: Click on Choose when to turn off the display. Next, click on Change advanced power settings.

Step#3: Scroll down the list until you find Sleep, you can use the plus sign button to enlarge this section.

Step#4: Adjust all these options to your need and specifications. Afterwards, click Apply and exit the menu.

If all above methods fails, and you’re working with a laptop, your battery might be the corrupt. Take away from your system and wait a few seconds, then re-insert it.

That’s it!

Now, you are done with all troubleshooting methods to overcome sleep mode issues. If case you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We will recommend you the best possible solution.

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