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Windows not sleeping

  1. #1


    Manchester
    Posts : 47
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit

    Windows not sleeping


    I have my options to turn off monitor after 10 minutes and put pc to sleep after 45 minutes. None of these work, I have run the command to see why and it says nothing that is preventing my pc from going to sleep, what am I doing wrong?

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  2. #2


    Visitor to Earth
    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1 PRO x64 Update 1/ Ubuntu/ Virtual Box


    @Simba
    Have you enabled the customized Powerplan/User Profile? Have you tried to click "Advanced Settings" and check your Battery/Motherboard/Hard Disk settings?

    I had the same issue, a couple of weeks ago. ^ ^
    It turned out my settings(Powerplan) were not adjusted properly. I checked every single entry in "Advanced Settings"- worked for me!

    EDIT: One more thing, check your anti-virus software. I use Bitdefender- this software loves auto-tweaking your system settings.(Power profiles, User profiles)
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  3. #3


    Manchester
    Posts : 47
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    I've checked all that, eliminated all what has been mentioned. No offense but I am a PC tech head myself. Only ask for help when I am totally stumped

    Edit: battery settings mean nothing for me as this is a self built tower pc
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  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Open your Network and Sharing Center, go to "Change Adapter Settings" and right click on your Adapter, look for IPv6 and de-select it, then it ought to sleep properly
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  5. #5


    Manchester
    Posts : 47
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    I dont have IPv6, says no internet access.
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