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Why won't my PC go to Sleep?


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#1 zzzz

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 11:14 AM

My PC with Win 7 has Shut Down, Hibernate, Switch User, Restart, Lock and Sleep from the Start button and all work except the Sleep option.

 

It switches off the monitor but leaves the PC running. Is there any way to get this option working?

 

In Power Options there are only settings for 'Sleep after so many minutes', nothing about Sleep until hitting the power button. Am I missing something?


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 10:04 PM

Hello

I need a bit more info,

 

In Power Options (in control panel) you should have items on the left that control "Choose what the power button does", "Choose what closing the lid does." etc. etc.

 

So what are you trying to do?  Have a hardware button that makes it Sleep, or a software button? 

 

If your computer is not sleeping at all, here is some info on solving it and the MS KB article for more info

Sleep Mode Not Working

(via HappyAndyK at thewindowsclub.com)

 

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:13 AM

Thanks for your response.

 

When I start that computer I'll check out more options you suggest. As I said Sleep from the Start button (a software button?).

 

I have just noticed there is a sleep key on the keyboard which I've never tried so I'll try that but it is a keyboard from another computer with many hot buttons only a few of which work such as mute, vol up and down and calculator, otherwise all keys work.

 

I'll get back to you.



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 12:07 PM

The Sleep key does the same, just turns off the monitor and the Wake Up key just turns it back on.

 

The other advice hasn't helped. My NVidia Driver is up to date. Anyway thanks for your advice.



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 12:39 PM

Open the Control Panel and click on Power Options.

 

In the options in the upper left portion click Choose what the power buttons do.

 

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 10:37 AM

Here's the screen shot.  I also have puush to give a link but this app is good - never heard of it before! Thanks,

 

 

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 10:52 AM

What is the make and model of this computer.


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 11:05 AM

It's a non standard model but you can see its specs if it helps from this link:-

 

 

http://puu.sh/jV9HV/c562b94c85.png


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