The issue is that whenever I close the lid of my laptop, or quickly press the power button, the laptop shuts down instead of going to sleep (even though I have clearly specified in my power plan that closing the lid should make it Sleep, not Shut Down). When I open my laptop again (or press the keyboard, in the case of "sleeping" with the power button), the computer turns back on and I'm welcomed by the bootup loading screen. I've scoured what forums I could find for a solution, but with no success.
It drives me crazy, because whereas in the past I could work on a project, close the laptop to take a break, and return to the project five minutes later (where opening the lid would instantly awaken the laptop to the lockscreen, and putting my PIN in would instantly open the project I was working on with no waiting time), now I have to wait for the entire 3-5 minute bootup time only to be greeted with a blank desktop with none of my previously ongoing applications or projects opened; and it takes longer to start any of the applications at first since the computer is still groggy from just waking up from the shutdown. Now I have to keep the laptop open if I'm working on a project, which wastes energy and leads way to inconvenient situations where I may leave the room with the laptop open with a project on it and someone walks in and closes it for me, thinking they are putting it to sleep and thus conserving energy.
Here are the specs for my laptop computer. I virtually always keep it plugged in, by the way.
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- I uninstalled all the software I had downloaded shortly before the problem began occurring (mainly DAW software, along with some C++ packages that came along with it).
- I went into Power Settings and made sure the "Choose what closing the lid does" setting was "Sleep" for both plugged in and on battery.
- I tried changing the "Choose what closing the lid does" setting to "Do nothing" for both plugged in and on battery.
- I scanned the system for errors via "Command Prompt (Admin)." It reported "No integrity violation."
- I performed a Full Scan for viruses via Windows Defender. There were none.
- I went into the BIOS settings and disabled Energy Saving Mode.
- I updated all of my drivers.
- I ran the Hardware and Device Troubleshooter. It found some problems and resolved them as I restarted the computer, but the shutoff issue was not resolved.
- I restored the default power settings with the "powercfg /restoredefaultschemes" command.
- I ran the Power Troubleshooter. It reported no issues.
- I switched my power plan from the default "Balanced" to "High Performance."