Laptop Waking up

The issue i am having is i will put laptop to sleep either by closing lid or power button.

The laptop will sleep OK but it will wake up on its own and doesn't go back to sleep, it will stay on til the battery drains.  

Power Options/Power Plan are all set correctly and there is no 'wake' set on the machine.

Upgraded to Windows 8.1 preview 2 weeks ago and that's when the issue started, it worked well with no issues on Windows 8

Hi Hannel,


I would suggest you to to follow the troubleshooting methods given below.


Method 1: Run the Power Troubleshooter.


You can run the Power troubleshooter to adjust your computer's power settings. The Power troubleshooter checks things like your computer's timeout settings, which determine how long the computer waits before turning off the monitor display or entering sleep mode. Adjusting these settings can help you conserve power and extend your computer's battery life.


After checking with the requirements, please perform power troubleshooter. Follow the steps given below:


a)     Press Windows + W together.

b)     Write Troubleshooting in the search box right up corner and hit enter.

c)      Click on Troubleshooting tab.

d)     Click on view all option on the upper left corner.

e)     Select the Power options from the list.

f)      Click Next to Run the Power Troubleshooter.



Method 2: Change the Power plan of your computer.


A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how your computer uses and conserves power. Power plans can save energy, maximize system performance, or balance energy conservation with performance. The default power plans—Balanced and Power saver—meet most people's needs. But you can modify settings for existing plans or create your own plan.


Please follow the steps given below to change the power plans.


a)     Press Windows Key + X key together.

b)     Select Control Panel. Select Power Option.

c)      From the left hand side panel select Create a Power Plan.


You can check the issue in Safe mode and cleam boot. Follow the steps given below.


Safe Mode:


Safe mode starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers. Startup programs don't run in safe mode, and only the basic drivers needed to start Windows are installed.



Please follow the steps given in the link below to place your computer in safe mode.


If the issue does not persists then place the computer in clean boot and check for the issue.


Place the computer in Clean Boot.


After your compute is in safe mode you perform a clean boot. Perform a clean boot to check if any third party application is causing the issue, as clean boot helps in eliminating software conflicts. Follow these steps given in the link below to start the computer in clean boot.


How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista


Disclaimer:  Please go through the section: How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot of the Kb article to boot the computer in normal startup after fixing the issue.


You can refer to the following link.


Power plans: Frequently asked questions

Note: The steps are applicabel for Windows 8.1 aswell.


Check for the status of the issue. Write to us if you still face any issues further.

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Last updated January 15, 2014 Views 19 Applies to: