OS sleeps after 15 minutes of being idle


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    OS sleeps after 15 minutes of being idle


    I have tried everything. I have changed to never in every area that is offered by my system. I have even changed it in hkey and STILL at various (meaning when it feels the need to change) it either changes or sleeps after 15 minutes. Id done it three times already, this last time all the settings were still set for never and it still slept.
    How can I stop my OS from sleeping indefinitely. I dont like the sleep option, never have. Never used it. Dont want to start. Turn on turn off. Im good with that...
    If anyone has any other suggestions other than what I have already tried I would greatly appreciate that.

    display settings
    Power & sleep
    {never/never}
    clicked additional power settings
    Advanced SystemCare Power Plan/change plan settings
    {never/never}
    save
    change advanced power settings
    Sleep
    Sleep after/never
    Allow hybrid sleep/off
    Hibernate after/never
    Allow wake timers/enable

    Power buttons and lids
    Display
    Never and off

    display
    Turn off display after/never
    Enable adaptive brightness/off
    OK
    save changes

    I found an article that told how to dive into the HKEY and stop it from happening. nothing. still slept.
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    Hello, suggest you inspect your event log (event viewer) and look for event ID 42 which is recorded when your PC sleeps.
    That may help identify what's doing this.

    Meanwhile, to hopefully prevent this (as a workaround so you can use your PC), you can download and run 'Don't Sleep' (freeware).

    There are many many threads on this forum about sleep issues - please use these as a resource for research.

    E.g.
    Solved Computer turns off display/goes to sleep when idle for a short time - Windows 10 Forums
    Solved Machine goes to sleep, can wake it - Windows 10 Forums
    Solved Computer goes into sleep or hibernation whenever idle - Windows 10 Forums
    Solved Windows 10 sleeps after 3 minutes, no matter what. - Windows 10 Forums
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    dalchina said:
    Hello, suggest you inspect your event log (event viewer) and look for event ID 42 which is recorded when your PC sleeps.
    That may help identify what's doing this.

    Meanwhile, to hopefully prevent this (as a workaround so you can use your PC), you can download and run 'Don't Sleep' (freeware).

    There are many many threads on this forum about sleep issues - please use these as a resource for research.

    E.g.
    Solved Computer turns off display/goes to sleep when idle for a short time - Windows 10 Forums
    Solved Machine goes to sleep, can wake it - Windows 10 Forums
    Solved Computer goes into sleep or hibernation whenever idle - Windows 10 Forums
    Solved Windows 10 sleeps after 3 minutes, no matter what. - Windows 10 Forums


    I found an event id 42 but it didn't offer anything that I can see to change. I have changed the hkey before and it still didn't work. I think I will try the don't sleep until this new system that is alive deletes it like it does the download I added to be able to control my files and folders:
    Add to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Windows
    I swear this OS is alive... SMH
    thank you for the help :)
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