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  1. Posts : 19
    Windows 10

    Problems with sleep mode

    I just upgraded to Windows 10 and now my PC won't go to sleep automatically. I've tried a number of different things, which don't seem to help. I have sleep at 30 minutes, I've run the power troubleshooter. I've checked in device manager, gone through and made sure all the devices are unchecked to allow them to wake up the computer, except for the keyboard and mouse.

    The last thing I did was the powercfg -requests, which shows
    EXECUTION: Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\SearchIndexer.exe (WSearch) Windows search is indexing. I guess I could turn it off, but I do use the search bar.

    Thanks in advance for any help!!!

    Windows Version 1909 (Build 18363.535)
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  2. Posts : 40,665
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, welcome to tenforums. Please post a screenshot similar to this:
    Problems with sleep mode-1.png

    Note the CPU usage shown for searchindexer.exe on mine- 0.

    Also post a screenshot like this:
    Problems with sleep mode-1.png

    To post a screenshot use the icon above your post 'Insert Image'.

    As you probably know, indexing normally stops (backs off) when the PC is in use.. takes only a little.

    Sometimes disk or file system problems can cause indexing issues.

    Please run this from an admin command or powershell prompt:
    chkdsk c: /scan

    and repeat for each drive or partition imaged.

    Note this only scans, not fixes. Post just the summary result for each.

    Also run the last troubleshooter and post the result:
    Problems with sleep mode-1.png
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  3. Posts : 19
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Problems with sleep mode-indexing-options.jpgProblems with sleep mode-task-manager.jpg

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    Problems with sleep mode-chkdsk.jpg

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    Troubleshooing couldn't find a problem.
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  4. Posts : 40,665
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Thanks, ok, so it is indeed indexing and not complete: you're only indexing locations on C: (not E: or G:) and chkdsk passed.

    I note you have Outlook indexed- sometimes this has been a problem. E.g.
    After windows 10 update search in outlook 2013 never completes

    Please try deselecting that, and see if indexing completes.
    If it does, please feel free to search for more Outlook-related references.

    Basically by a process of elimination, find out what indexing is stumbling over.
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  5. Posts : 19
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I'll do that and let it complete the indexing, see what happens, and will get back to you. Thank you!
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  6. Posts : 19
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    So I unchecked a lot of locations to index, and it didn't make any difference. I then disabled Windows search, and the PC went to sleep automatically like it's supposed to. I wonder if I do a delete and reindex it might fix the problem.
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  7. Posts : 56,682
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider

    labulmer said:
    So I unchecked a lot of locations to index, and it didn't make any difference. I then disabled Windows search, and the PC went to sleep automatically like it's supposed to. I wonder if I do a delete and reindex it might fix the problem.
    Now that you found a likely culprit, can't do any harm to try it.

    Problems with sleep mode-2020-01-15_17h55_47.png
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  8. Posts : 40,665
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    It will be worth watching the number of indexed items as the index rebuilds. If it rises to a certain figure and stops, but indexing is incomplete, that suggests it's struggling with some particular thing.

    Consider using Option 3 (which resets what is indexed to default as well):
    Rebuild Search Index in Windows 10

    This is the most direct approach. Suggest you note or screenshot your current indexing options.

    Do you have content indexing enabled? What ifilters do you have? Example: my pdf ifilter is provided by Sumatra
    Problems with sleep mode-1.png

    Note you can turn off indexing for a particular drive:
    Turn Off Indexing in Windows for Better Performance
    Turn Off Windows Search Indexing For Specific Drives

    and in the Properties sheet is a check box for content indexing on that drive.

    Try rebuilding the index without content indexing enabled.

    Please see this possibly helpful diagnostic app:
    Use Indexer Diagnostics App for Windows Search Issues in Windows 10

    You might also check that your search indexing is set to back off correctly, although I don't think this is your problem:
    Enable or Disable Indexer Backoff in Windows
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  9. Posts : 40,858
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    There is a default option to return to Windows 7 within 10 days after an upgrade.
    There are methods to modify the rollback time period.
    Troubleshooting can be performed prior to another upgrade to Windows 10.

    Alternatively you can continue troubleshooting Windows 10.
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  10. Posts : 19
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    That's a lot of information, but I'll try it all.

    As to the indexing options, there are filters but none that I applied. Plain text, HTML, MS Office, Office Open XML, XML Paper, PDF Professional, etc. The ones with no filters are index only; the ones with filters are properties and contents.

    I do notice that using the Indexer Diagnostics, it's listing my Drive G (an external HD), although in the indexing options, nothing is checked at all on that drive.

    I'll rebuild the index and report back.
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