Windows 10: After latest update pc automatically shuts down after a while Solved

  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home x64
       25 Oct 2016 #1

    After latest update pc automatically shuts down after a while

    After the latest update my pc automatically enters sleep mode and, if left alone shuts down completely after about an hour.

    In system settings I was able to find the sleep settings and reset the monitor time-out to 'never' and, I think, hard-drive sleep to 'never.

    This solved part of my problem in that it no longer goes to sleep.

    However, I like to keep my pc running with programs such as Outlook minimized so that I will receive incoming emails, etc.
    When I leave my machine to go and do some other work it is incredibly frustrating to come back an hour later and find that everything has automatically shut itself down and I have to restart the whole shebang, which takes considerably longer that a normal start-up.

    Can anyone tell me where I can find the settings to cure this?
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  2. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       28 Oct 2016 #2

    After 91 views still no suggestions.

    Anyone got any ideas, please?
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  3. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 3,329
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       28 Oct 2016 #3

    You do not list any info about hardware. Try to use Driver Easy Free to check for outdated drivers.
    Windows sometimes installs bad drivers, it might be a power managment, GPU or motherboard related.
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  4. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       29 Dec 2016 #4

    Well, it appears that the problem has solved itself after the latest update. :)

    It's not doing it any more. I still would have liked to know what originally caused this though.
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