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Windows 7 Won't Continue To Sleep! SOLVED

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#1 JazzMahn


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

For the longest time I have had a problem with my custom build Windows 7 machine staying in Sleep Mode. I would set it and a little time forward and the machine would be started again. I Googled every answer I could find. Nothing seemed to work. Today I was reading some additional suggestions and one came up that stuck in my head. It said it may be a slide show. I don't have any slide shows set up but after some thinking I decided to turn off the Windows Personalization desktop theme that I had on my computer. I chose to have them rotate some beautiful desktop themes every 10 seconds. Once I turned off all but one of the themes, I have not had any additional problems with my computer staying in sleep mode.

I hope this helps someone else who has had the same kind of trouble.

I like the various desktop background changing but I also like the ability to use sleep mode.

Any comments or thoughts??

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

Hi Jazzman,

This sounds like a problem I had years ago - I think I was running either Win 3.x or 95 at the time - when I tried to de-frag a hard drive and de-frag kept restarting. I even left it running all night once, for the same result. It turned out that I had a screen saver running and every time the image changed, it reset de-frag to zero. Switch off all screen savers, and de-frag ran as it was meant to. Sounds like every time the image changed in your desktop, it woke your computer up !

Sounds like you have a choice - a pretty background or a computer that goes to sleep !

Chris Cosgrove

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