Windows 10: How to enable Windows 10 to be put to sleep?


  1. Posts : 46
    Windows 10 Pro x64 / Arch Linux
       28 Nov 2016 #1

    How to enable Windows 10 to be put to sleep?


    I'd like to be able to use the Sleep option ["The PC stays on but uses low power. Apps stay open so when the PC wakes up, you're instantly back to where you left off."] in Windows 10. However, when I click on Sleep, the screen goes black, but everything else [case fans, etc.] is still running. If I then move the mouse, the screen comes back on, and if I select Sleep again from the menu, my computer appears to go into a proper sleep. But I don't want Sleep to be a two-step process.

    Moreover, my machine also appears to be unable to wake up from sleep. When I press the blinking power button to wake it up from sleep, the screen remains permanently black. The code on the motherboard indicates "System is waking up from S3 sleep state", but it never does wake up. It just stays in that "waking up" state with a black screen. My only recourse is to do a hard reset. Not ideal.

    So, how do I enable Windows 10 to go to sleep [with one press of the Sleep option, and to wake up]?

    To be clear, in the Power Options control panel, I have selected a custom power plan as my default, and one of the settings in there is "Sleep after: Never". I have it set that way because I don't want my PC to go to sleep by itself, ever. But I do want to be able to tell it to go to sleep. Maybe that's my problem: it can't be set to never sleep, and then be put to sleep? I don't know. It seems like that should be possible, but maybe it isn't?

    Otherwise, there may additionally be settings in the BIOS that need to be enabled [or disabled] in order to allow the computer to sleep in the CPU Power Management Configuration. I'm not sure about those.

    Thanks for any info / advice.
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  2. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.198
       28 Nov 2016 #2

    Have you tried right click on start in bottom left hand corner
    As that has a sleep option
    On my laptop mine goes to sleep after an hour of no activity then when I want it woke up I just move my touch button on laptop.
    But mainly I just shut down so little grandson cant play with it, if he wakes up before me
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  3.    28 Nov 2016 #3

    To be clear, in the Power Options control panel, I have selected a custom power plan as my default, and one of the settings in there is "Sleep after: Never". I have it set that way because I don't want my PC to go to sleep by itself, ever. But I do want to be able to tell it to go to sleep. Maybe that's my problem:
    I can confirm that's not your problem.

    See this for some ideas:
    windows 10 sleep problems - Microsoft Community
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  4.    28 Nov 2016 #4

    Weird situation with sleep not working at first, then working on the second try. I have no particular idea about that, but regardless it would probably be worthwhile to run "powercfg -requests" to see if there are devices or processes that are preventing entering sleep.
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  5.    28 Nov 2016 #5

    Also the event viewer might give you some ideas.

    Event ID 42
    in System log from source Kernel-Power is the sleep event



    Event ID 1 in System log from source Power-Troubleshooter = resume
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