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Solved Laptop sleeps for no reason

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by hobopostman, Jul 11, 2018.

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  1. hobopostman

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    Hey guys!

    I have an older laptop that's still doing me well, but since the last big update I got a while back, if I let it sit for a minute without doing anything, it sleeps. I immediately wake it back up, then it doesn't do it anymore for the day. The next day, it'll do it again. It'll even do it after a full restart. I've tried checking the power settings and it's always still set to my custom "always on" power plan. I know about the advanced options and made sure to set everything to Never. I've changed it to a different plan then back to the always on, and it'll still do it. I saw an answer somewhere about changing a power option in the BIOS but I have no such options. Any insight?

    Thanks!

    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30 GHz, Intel64 Family 6
    Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 8096 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1988 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 118 GB (86 GB Free); D: 153 GB (32 GB Free);
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K54C
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled (I do have Bit Defender....?)
     
  2. dmccoy

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    Try to disable hibernate as follows and see if it helps or not. Let me know.

    1. Click on Start icon
    2. Type Command
    3. Right click on Command Prompt and select to Run As Administrator
    4. Copy and Paste the following into Command Prompt

    powercfg -h off
     
  3. hobopostman

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    ok, did that... might take a day or two before I can really tell

    thanks
     
  4. hobopostman

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    Well, no... just did it again
     
  5. dmccoy

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    From the elevated command prompt copy and paste the following command and then change the settings back to your preference. Sometimes resetting the power scheme fixes this issue.

    powercfg -restoredefaultschemes
     
  6. hobopostman

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    I think that may have done it! It didn't do it today.

    Thanks!
     
  7. dmccoy

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    Okay, you are welcome. Watch it for a couple days and if it doesn’t continue then please mark this Solved.
     
  8. cornemuse

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    What brand hdd?

    WD had (still have?) hdds that would spin down after a short period, period! WD gave the option of disabling this in (some of) their usb drives, but not for regular internal 'blue' drives.
    Maybe this is your issue, , ,
    -c-
     
  9. hobopostman

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    Yeah, spoke too soon I suppose; It's still doing it.

    The hdd is a WDC WD3200BPVT-80JJ5T0

    It's never done this before, and I've had this laptop for almost 10 years I think? Just started doing it after a big update a few months ago. Should I update the hdd driver through the Device Manager or would that screw something up even more?
     
  10. hobopostman

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    Any other insights?
     
  11. Lanctus

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    What about your Power Supply? Is the battery as old as the laptop?
     
  12. hobopostman

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    I vaguely remember getting another one long ago, but maybe not.... however, it really just sits on the side of the desk plugged in all the time.
     
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