Windows 7 will not go into sleep mode ????

Hi there,
I recently formatted and reinstalled windows 7 on my PC..
since then, i have not been able to get my PC into the sleep mode plan i have set..
when i click sleep it goes to sleep without a problem.. but getting it to sleep according to the sleeping plan i set it to, does not work..
I have googled alot on this, and have updated my graphics card with the latest drivers as i heard this could cause it.. but still no luck..
is there any info out there to try get this working again ?
I have set my power plan to sleep at 30 mins.. but having no luck getting it to work, have even done a trouble shoot on it, and Windows found that my screensaver was enabled and fixed .. not sure what that meant to do.. but still after this, it did not work..
any advice pls?? im pulling my hair out here..
muich thanks

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Last updated March 15, 2018 Views 482 Applies to:

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Windows 7 does not go to sleep

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