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I have all my power settings set so that the computer doesn't go to sleep. (And yes, it is plugged in.)

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What am I doing wrong?

If I so much as go to the lunch room to get a cup of coffee, I come back and it has gone to sleep. HELP!
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Please make sure that Toshiba's utility is not faulty by simply uninstalling it and reboot. Also look for further power saving software on your machine and, for a test, uninstall it, too, leaving behind only windows' own power management.
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Do you have hibernation enabled?
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no hiberation, aadih. And I'm sure even even I did, it wouldn't hibernate after 5 minutes!
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Just to make sure.  Why not disable it anyway as a test, and see if the problem still happens. Only a test, if you will.  :-)
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I have my own Windows 8 laptop set as per your first screen (within a couple of minutes). Windows 8 power management agrees with this and is set the same. My Windows 8 machine does not go to sleep ever when plugged in.

So as said earlier, remove any Toshiba power management software. Power Management in Windows 8 is fully workable.

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Also, just because it is a good thing to do, run SFC /SCANNOW, allow to complete and restart. Do this after you remove the Toshiba power management software.

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worked like a charm. ty
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@gregholl - You are very welcome and I was pleased to help you with this.

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I was pleased, too. ;)
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by:John Hurst
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@gregholl and McKnife - I pushed the Request Attention button a little while ago as I think points should have been split here. We both suggested the same thing re: Toshiba Power Manager and I suggested running SFC. I hope you both agree.

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that's fine by me
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