Windows 10: Computer goes to sleep 2 minutes after last command Solved


  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 64 bit
       05 Mar 2017 #1

    Computer goes to sleep 2 minutes after last command


    I've gone into the power & sleep settings, even the advanced power settings and set all to one hour, yet the computer still goes to sleep after 2 minutes if left alone. Help.

    Thanks,

    Mike
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    05 Mar 2017 #2

    Hi, this has been discussed many times as you can see:
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    Please try searching the forum for
    sleep after two minutes
    for example - 1st read the 'Solved' threads. You may find a solution there.

    Keep a record of what you've tried- and if no luck, post back listing what you've tried. Good luck!
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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       06 Mar 2017 #3

    Thanks for steering me in the right direction, but nothing seems to help, yet.

    These are the settings I use.

    Power & Sleep
    Screen
    On battery power, turn off after 5 min.
    When plugged in “ 20 min
    Sleep
    On battery power, PC goes to sleep after 5 min
    When plugged in “ 20 min

    Additional Power Settings
    Customize a power plan
    Plan 1
    Turn off the display on battery 5 min
    Plugged in 20 min
    Put the computer to sleep on battery 5 min
    Plugged in 20 min

    Advanced Settings
    Turn off hard disk after
    On battery: 5 min
    Plugged in: 20 min
    Sleep
    Sleep after:
    On battery: 5 min
    Plugged in: 20 min
    Allow hybrid sleep: Off for both battery & plugged in
    Hibernate after: Never
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    12 Mar 2017 #4

    mhansen2 said: View Post
    I've gone into the power & sleep settings, even the advanced power settings and set all to one hour, yet the computer still goes to sleep after 2 minutes if left alone

    1. Even though not directly related to your problem: Win + X / Power options / Choose what the power button does / Check power button options

    2. While still there uncheck "Turn on fast start up" (one of the most problematic features in Windows 10, it causes tons of problems)

    3. In Device Manager go to Universal Serial Bus Controllers and uncheck "Allow this computer to turn off the device to save power" for each Generic USB Hub (one at a time and reboot the PC to take effect)

    4. Inspect, if you will, UEFI options looking for Power saving settings
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Mar 2017 #5

    Win10Pro said: View Post
    1. Even though not directly related to your problem: Win + X / Power options / Choose what the power button does / Check power button options

    2. While still there uncheck "Turn on fast start up" (one of the most problematic features in Windows 10, it causes tons of problems)

    3. In Device Manager go to Universal Serial Bus Controllers and uncheck "Allow this computer to turn off the device to save power" for each Generic USB Hub (one at a time and reboot the PC to take effect)

    4. Inspect, if you will, UEFI options looking for Power saving settings
    I followed your steps 1 thru 3 and things appear to be working fine, now. I don't know what UEFI is and couldn't find any command or label matching those letters. I can't help but wonder how Microsoft expects the typical user to know about all this.

    Thank you Win10Pro. You certainly lived up to your username.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    12 Mar 2017 #6

    I followed your steps 1 thru 3 and things appear to be working fine, now. I don't know what UEFI is and couldn't find any command or label matching those letters. I can't help but wonder how Microsoft expects the typical user to know about all this.

    Thank you for kind words. I hope that your problem won't reappear. My understanding is that UEFI replaced BIOS on new machines. If you look into it you will find many settings that even the philosophers have not dreamed of
    Seriously I hate delving into Windows but I HAVE TO. The system has some glitches, euphemistically speaking, and sooner or later you'll be forced to learn how to face them, too.
    Best of all.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       07 Apr 2017 #7

    Despite performing the steps above, the 2 minute sleep problem has resurfaced. I use a HP laptop with external keyboard and monitor. Just for the fun of it, I left the laptop's lid open just enough for the display to illuminate and the sleep problem has disappeared. I have no idea why, but I'll live with it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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