Windows 10: Windows 10 sleeps after 3 minutes, no matter what. Solved

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  1.    30 Jun 2016 #21

    thanks


    Jacobwestern1 said: View Post
    Finally found the solution,just in time too because I swear I was about to go insane.

    Right click on desktop > Power and sleep > Additional power settings > Choose when to turn off the display > Change advanced power settings > Restore plan defaults

    I don't know why but this completely got rid of the issue and I was then able to make the settings whatever I wanted.

    Hope this helps!
    hello Jacobwestern1, thank you so much for this lovely solution. i was about to go insane too, but your answer to this problem save me). thanks a lot.
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  2.    02 Jul 2016 #22

    Jacobwestern1 said: View Post
    Finally found the solution,just in time too because I swear I was about to go insane.

    Right click on desktop > Power and sleep > Additional power settings > Choose when to turn off the display > Change advanced power settings > Restore plan defaults

    I don't know why but this completely got rid of the issue and I was then able to make the settings whatever I wanted.

    Hope this helps!
    Unfortunately this solution did not work for me. I had seen it posted somewhere else and had already tried it, but it still goes to sleep after a few minutes of inactivity. I have two machines running Win 10 (a desktop and a laptop), both have the issue, and this fix did not work for either machine. I have also checked the theme and the screen saver is turned off on both machines.

    It gets really frustrating how there is always something like this when the new version of Windows comes out. There are some nice things about Win 10, but as usual there are many bugs. I understand some bugs are to be expected with new software, so I usually wait until a service pack comes out before considering an upgrade. However, this time Microsoft decided to basically force this "upgrade" on me.
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  3.    02 Jul 2016 #23

    misterspock1 said: View Post
    Unfortunately this solution did not work for me. I had seen it posted somewhere else and had already tried it, but it still goes to sleep after a few minutes of inactivity. I have two machines running Win 10 (a desktop and a laptop), both have the issue, and this fix did not work for either machine. I have also checked the theme and the screen saver is turned off on both machines.

    It gets really frustrating how there is always something like this when the new version of Windows comes out. There are some nice things about Win 10, but as usual there are many bugs. I understand some bugs are to be expected with new software, so I usually wait until a service pack comes out before considering an upgrade. However, this time Microsoft decided to basically force this "upgrade" on me.
    hello, at the first i think it helps, but now i see my problem is still exists. I don't want to change my registry settings. can anybody help a little bit here? thanks.
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  4.    07 Aug 2016 #24

    Jacobwestern1 said: View Post
    Finally found the solution,just in time too because I swear I was about to go insane.

    Right click on desktop > Power and sleep > Additional power settings > Choose when to turn off the display > Change advanced power settings > Restore plan defaults

    I don't know why but this completely got rid of the issue and I was then able to make the settings whatever I wanted.

    Hope this helps!
    Thanks for posting this as it worked for me also. I don't need the computer sleeping when I'm in the middle of a session.
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  5.    18 Aug 2016 #25

    misterspock1 said: View Post
    Unfortunately this solution did not work for me. I had seen it posted somewhere else and had already tried it, but it still goes to sleep after a few minutes of inactivity. I have two machines running Win 10 (a desktop and a laptop), both have the issue, and this fix did not work for either machine. I have also checked the theme and the screen saver is turned off on both machines.

    It gets really frustrating how there is always something like this when the new version of Windows comes out. There are some nice things about Win 10, but as usual there are many bugs. I understand some bugs are to be expected with new software, so I usually wait until a service pack comes out before considering an upgrade. However, this time Microsoft decided to basically force this "upgrade" on me.
    I assume this is a Microsoft thing, since every fix I have found for this has not worked. So I am guessing it is just some bug in the operating system that Microsoft has not gotten around to fixing yet (as usual). Come on Microsoft...FIX THIS. If you are going to force me to upgrade, the least you can do is fix your bugs.

    I have found a workaround using a downloaded no sleep program that moves the mouse one pixel back and forth every thirty seconds or so. Imperceptible to the eye, but enough to make the computer still think it is in use so that it will not sleep. It is ridiculous that I have to rely on third party software just to keep my computer awake. Plus, it is very easy to forget that it is running, and then go off to work and my computer never goes to sleep.
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Professional
       12 Sep 2016 #26

    I have a Lenovo e540 and had similar issues. I was able to resolve most of my power (sleep) issues by disabling the Lenovo PM Service (Lenovo Power Management Service). I think it was overriding the Windows 10 settings no matter what I did.
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  7. Posts : 1
    windows 10 and debian 8
       16 Oct 2016 #27

    i was have the same problem,

    when i changed,

    Contol panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Power Options
    Select from left panel "What the power buttons do"
    And make all button options, "Do nothing"

    the problem solved for me

    Note: I am using notebook with external screen, my notebook's screen always closed, but windows 10 doesn't know
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  8.    04 Dec 2016 #28

    I had the same problem and was reading the answers in this forum. I went and set everything to default in my power settings. Still didn't do the trick. Now I hate to admit this, but sometimes we overlook the most easy answer, and hey, if this answer helps one person besides me, it was worth it. I went and checked out my screensaver. Lo and behold, it was set to one minute for it to activate and it was set on the blank screen saver. I don't know how it got like that, maybe someone playing a prank on me, but this is what fixed my problem. LOL I wish everything was this easy to fix. Good luck to all of you trying to fix this obnoxious problem.
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  9.    05 Dec 2016 #29

    [QUOTE=misterspock1;780554.

    I have found a workaround using a downloaded no sleep program that moves the mouse one pixel back and forth every thirty seconds or so. Imperceptible to the eye, but enough to make the computer still think it is in use so that it will not sleep.[/QUOTE]
    I agree is it silly that this problem hasn't been corrected yet.
    Do you have a link to the no sleep program you use? I need to stop my computer from shutting down b/c I take tests for school online, and if it shuts down while I go to the restroom.. then test is final, completed or not.
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  10.    16 Dec 2016 #30

    This is a summary of what's happening.

    1) Clean boot, everything works great. Sleep settings work as intended.
    2) Put the computer to sleep manually or automatically.
    3) Wakes computer with USB keyboard or mouse, wired or wireless, the computer goes into "system unattended sleep timeout" mode.
    4) Your computer will now go to sleep every 2 minutes of inactivity unless you adjust the system unattended sleep timeout from 2 minutes to whatever minutes you wanted. Registry editing required. Directions somewhere in this forum.
    5) If you use the power button to wake the computer, the computer will not go into system unattended sleep timeout mode and will work as originally intended.
    6) The current fix has flaws. When waken in system unattended sleep timeout mode, the computer thinks it is idle and breaks a few programs. The perceived idling will start idle maintenance tasks like disk optimization, indexing, and virus scanning.
    7) Easy way to test this is by installing msi afterburner and use the hardware monitor. When working as intended, the hardware monitor will monitor. If awakened in system unattended sleep timeout mode, the monitoring will freeze in place. If waken with power button, the hardware monitor will continue monitoring and is not in system unattended sleep timeout mode.
    8) The real problem is the USB controller.
    With the powercfg -lastwake command, this is what it shows-

    Instance Path: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8CB1&SUBSYS_85341043&REV_00\3&11583659&0&A0
    Friendly Name: Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.0 (Microsoft)
    Description: USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller
    Manufacturer: Generic USB xHCI Host Controller
    9) That controller is the real source of the problem. Waking from any usb device will result in system unattended sleep timeout mode. Windows 10 for some reason thinks an usb wake is an unattended wake on lan event. Should be registering as user activity instead.
    10) How to fix? We will probably need microsoft to fix the usb issue or possibly get a new driver for the intel usb 3.0.
    11)Never had this problem prior to the anniversary update. After upgrading to the anniversary update, this problem occurred and drove me nuts as it shuts off every 2 minutes. Did a clean install with latest windows media creation tool and the problem persists. With this post, I hope somebody more advanced will see this and comes up with a real solution.
    12) There is a discrepancy with my theory, if I wake the computer with my xbox one controller with the wireless adapter, the computer wakes normally and every is functional. Afterburner monitor works and is monitoring and no 2 minutes sleeps.
    13) Waking in unattended mode, you can use the xbox one controller to exit the mode by simply turning it on. My frozen hardware monitoring resumed it monitoring and the sleep timeout is working as intended. I believe the xbox is sending the computer an user activity signal and brings the system out of unattended mode instantly whereas usb keyboards and mice does not regardless of how many times you press the keys or move the mouse. Can also switch to another user and back and it will exit unattended mode.
    Last edited by MrStinky01; 17 Dec 2016 at 09:51.
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