windows 7 will not go into sleep mode

I recently have done troubleshooting my windows 7 sleep mode problem. I did everything that Microsoft had me do to allow my pc to enter the sleep mode after 20 minutes. I can manually make it go into sleep mode, but it will not do it automatically.I have all the Advanced Settings configured so it will do it, but it still won't go into sleep mode.I am running microsoft windows 7 Ultimate.(32 bit).

It worked fine before i upgraded to windows 7 Ultimate.


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Last updated August 8, 2019 Views 1,694 Applies to:


Do these to clear corruption and repair/replace damaged/missing system files.

Start - type in Search box -  COMMAND   find at top of list -  RIGHT CLICK  -  RUN AS ADMIN

sfc /scannow

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker

Then run checkdisk (chkdsk).

How to Run Disk Check in Windows 7


After the above :

Check your Settings (BIOS/CMOS) - usually F2 as you boot - for Wake on Lan, Wake on Modem
and so on.

Windows 7 Sleep Problem and Hibernate Options - see Troubleshooting section

How to Troubleshoot a Vista Sleep Mode Problem and Find a Solution - also applies to Windows 7

Sleep and hibernation: frequently asked questions

Sometimes resetting the Power Plans back to the defaults helps and then set them as needed.

How to Restore the Default Power Plan Settings in Windows 7

How to Change the Power Plan Settings in Windows 7

How to Change Sleep State Settings in Windows 7

How To Manage Hibernate Mode in Windows 7

Hope this helps.

Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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