Solved Windows 7 sleep wont function properly

November 14, 2011 at 20:52:03
Specs: Windows 7
I have tried to manage the power options without success. Will not stay in sleep. Will not go to sleep after inaction.

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November 16, 2011 at 00:08:31
The sleep mode comes mainly in two varieties: 1) S1 and 2)S3. This should be set in BIOS and Windows 7 will follow suit.

I have a desktop PC with W7 x64 on it and I have set sleep to S3 in BIOS. Sleep functions very well on my system. I can sleep and wake my computer up several times in succession without a problem. Only thing I would like to recommend if you follow my advice is to turn off all sleep properties of LAN adapters, USB adapters, etc. in Device Manager because once your computer goes into sleep mode, you may lose, for example, internet connectivity or one of the USB devices may not work, though you should try the devices before you turn off sleep properties of the devices.

Hope this helps.

CoolGuy



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November 14, 2011 at 22:25:36

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#2
November 15, 2011 at 12:31:19
Dell desktop 570

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#3
November 15, 2011 at 21:04:27
Sleep and hibernation functions are for laptop use to save battery power and they should not be used on a desktop machine.

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November 15, 2011 at 22:29:10
I agree with response #3, that's why I asked.
Your best bet would be to set a screensaver to run. My PC's stay on 24 7 and all I have ever used is the screensaver....plus it is always god to reboot at least once a day to refresh the PC.

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November 16, 2011 at 00:08:31
✔ Best Answer
The sleep mode comes mainly in two varieties: 1) S1 and 2)S3. This should be set in BIOS and Windows 7 will follow suit.

I have a desktop PC with W7 x64 on it and I have set sleep to S3 in BIOS. Sleep functions very well on my system. I can sleep and wake my computer up several times in succession without a problem. Only thing I would like to recommend if you follow my advice is to turn off all sleep properties of LAN adapters, USB adapters, etc. in Device Manager because once your computer goes into sleep mode, you may lose, for example, internet connectivity or one of the USB devices may not work, though you should try the devices before you turn off sleep properties of the devices.

Hope this helps.

CoolGuy


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#6
November 16, 2011 at 09:34:54
Isn't it wonderful when you set a desktop to sleep and you wake up the next day and you CAN'T access your PC? Sleep mode made is made for laptops to conserve battery power...

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#7
November 16, 2011 at 10:37:03
Sleep mode is for all PCs, I guess, not only for notebooks. Otherwise, MS would make sleep mode inaccessible for desktops.

CoolGuy


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