Windows 7 wont Sleep

Posted on 2011-10-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi Experts,

I can't get windows 7 to sleep. Ive set Power Saver to turn off display in 1 minute and Put the computer to sleep in two minutes, to test the sleep function but it won't work.

Any thoughts?

Question by:cpatte7372
    LVL 5

    Accepted Solution

    1) type this into command window and see it you have open connections: powercfg -requests

    2) Type this as well: powercfg -energy

    Something is keeping your PC awake. It could be an open share something is holding open? It could be various reasons.

    If those don't point you in the right direction, might be file corruption so at that point you could try this...

    Start - type this in Search Box ->  COMMAND   find at top and RIGHT CLICK  -  

    Enter this at the prompt - sfc /scannow

    Author Comment

    Hi Kenmcse,

    Thanks for responding.

    Below are the results of the commands you suggested. However, there really isn't any explanation why it won't sleep.

    C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -requests

    [DRIVER] Realtek High Definition Audio (HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0892&SUBSYS
    An audio stream is currently in use.


    C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -energy
    Enabling tracing for 60 seconds...
    Observing system behavior...
    Analyzing trace data...
    Analysis complete.

    Energy efficiency problems were found.

    7 Errors
    20 Warnings
    18 Informational

    See C:\Windows\system32\energy-report.html for more details.



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    Expert Comment

    So what did your energy-report.html file say? It will have reasons...

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks mate.

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