Windows 10: Battery drains while on sleep mode.


  1. Posts : 9
    windows 10
       07 Aug 2016 #1

    Battery drains while on sleep mode.


    Hello,
    Since the win 10 upgrade i am facing issues with my laptop. Earlier when i used to put my Laptop sleep mode it doesn't used to wake up, so I used to power it off and restart it again, now that got fixed on itself somehow. and now new issue has come up, now my computer's battery is draining while it's on sleep mode.

    I am using Asus zenbook UX303UB
    Intet i5 6th gen
    8 GB , 1 TB HDD
    nvidia gtx 940m
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  2. Posts : 9
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       07 Aug 2016 #2

    can anyone please help?
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  3.    09 Aug 2016 #3

    This is not really a cure, more of a workaround, but my Asus laptop would drain the battery after about 2-3 days of sleep. So I just hibernate it.
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  4. Posts : 9
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       17 Aug 2016 #4

    Can anyone please explain me?
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  5. Posts : 782
    W10 pro x86 and Vista x86
       17 Aug 2016 #5

    Sleep does rely on keeping certain parts of the laptop powered up and so its normal to see some battery drain, perhaps a few percentage points per 12 hour period.

    Sleep can be problematic on some devices and is often due to driver conflicts. That has been a problem that goes way back in history.

    Hibernate is probably the best option, although Ten should be capable of booting up very quickly given that it has 'fast start' enabled by default.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  6.    17 Aug 2016 #6

    When I updated one of my tablets to 1607, it began having severe battery drain in sleep.
    The display driver was somehow replaced during the update with another one; changing it solved the problem.
    Make sure all device drivers are up to date.
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  7.    17 Aug 2016 #7

    Sleep Mode has never been efficient. In all my years of using laptops, I've always just turned them off and on. Battery drain is normal for sleep mode. Some people have had issues with the laptops not powering off completely and draining the battery, but if that's your issue, there is an easy fix. You turn off Fast Startup and check a setting in Device Management under Intel Management Engine.
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  8. Posts : 9
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       19 Aug 2016 #8

    the battery drains to 0 in few hours in my laptop
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  9. Posts : 782
    W10 pro x86 and Vista x86
       19 Aug 2016 #9

    That shows a problem. I think typically I might see 5 or 6% fall in as many hours. Your issue is almost certainly not a 'fault' as such, much more likely a bad driver that's not unloading correctly. No easy fix without doing a lot of legwork and trying to isolate the cause (and uninstalling random stuff only to have to reinstall is never a great idea). If you wnet down that route then I would advise to make a disk image first, then have a play and see where it gets you, then restore back to the image.

    Have you tried DeaconFrost's suggestion to see if that helps ?

    If it doesn't then tbh I would just not use sleep. Windows 10 with fast start enabled should be really quick booting up on modern hardware. I could be here typing this reply in little over 15 seconds from hitting the power button.
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  10.    19 Aug 2016 #10

    even mine has a slow battery drain, using Win 8.1. Even when powered off, not in sleep or hibernate, but off. It still uses the battery to keep the clock going.
    Turn off fast start, as suggested, hibernate over sleep as it uses less power, and if you aren't going to use it for several hours, shut it off.
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