Intermittent problem with sleep mode

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    Windows 10 x64 v2004 OS Build 19041.804
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    Intermittent problem with sleep mode


    I have a Dell XPS 8900 running Windows 10 1803 and have a problem where the PC will enter sleep mode once or twice after a fresh boot, but subsequent sleep commands only turn off the monitor; the hard and CPU remain active. I tried closing all active windows and also logging off, but that doesn't help.

    I have "fast startup" off. I turned on Hibernate and it works consistently, however now the Sleep command also puts the PC into Hibernate mode. I ran the built in troubleshooter on Power and also Hardware and Devices, but it found nothing to fix. Resuming from Hibernation is pretty slow and a problem when I need to access the PC when I get a phone call, etc. Suggestions appreciated
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    Posts : 298
    Windows 10 x64 v2004 OS Build 19041.804
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    I was able to solve the problem; I disabled hibernaton and installed an app called "Don't Sleep", which also includes a sleep schedule feature. This app can put the PC in sleep mode even when the sleep command issued from the start menu cannot.
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