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Auto sleep mode works but manual sleep does not

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    Auto sleep mode works but manual sleep does not

    When I leave my computer after a session, it automatically goes into sleep mode after a period of time and remains that way till I wake it up.

    However when I manually put it to sleep ( via shutdown options) , it goes to sleep immediately but for only a while ( a few minutes) then it shows the desktop screen again. If I then leave it alone after it self awake , it goes back to sleep as described above.

    Any idea why ?


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    Windows 7 x64/ Windows 8.1 x64


    Some softwares can stop the sleep request to work properly.

    run cmd.exe as a admin (Click on start, type CMD, right click on CMD.exe and select run as admin)
    then type the command
    powercfg.exe /energy
    This will generate a report that will show if any software is blocking the sleep request. Your next step would be to configure the software in control panel power options
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Auto sleep mode works but manual sleep does not
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