original title: no sleep
My Windows 7 computer will not go into sleep mode anymore. My computer used to go into sleep mode just fine. I am up-to-date on all my software updates. I have not had any difficulty with any other Windows 7 functionality. I have my system set so that I must push the physical start/restart button on tower to wake up.
I am able to put the computer into sleep mode manually (from Start).
My system is custom made.
I have checked my recent installs and have removed them from startup (they don't startup with Windows anymore).
It seems that I set it up to allow "running programs" to keep it from entering sleep mode... but I cannot find this setting to try changing it, so that programs can no longer keep my computer from going into sleep mode.
How can I get my computer to go into sleep mode automatically with the timer or at least change it so that running programs will not keep it from going into sleep mode (so that I can see if this is the problem)?