Windows 10 goes to sleep automatically randomly

If your Windows 10 laptop or computer keeps going to sleep while using, here are a few things you need to take a look at to resolve the issue. Some users have been making complaints recently about problems where Windows 10 would go into Sleep Mode automatically. One user said he had the laptop laying around and only recently decided to install a fresh version of Windows 10. After doing so, he then said the laptop went right to sleep after booting up successfully.

Windows 10 computer keeps going to sleep

Apparently, the screen goes to sleep, but the power lights and the keyboard lights are still working, which is quite weird. Furthermore, the device is still warm to the touch, which shouldn’t be the case when a computer is in sleep mode. Checking the event log shows that the computer didn’t go into sleep mode, but shutdown instead. To find out what’s really going on here, we decided to look into the matter in hopes to locate a way to solve the problem once and for all. We can say for certain that we’ve come across a few things that should help with getting Windows 10 to run properly without many issues. Try these suggestions:

  1. Edit Power Plan settings via Control Panel
  2. Edit Power Options via Settings
  3. Run Power Troubleshooter
  4. Check programs at Clean Boot
  5. Prevent your computer from going to sleep
  6. Check Sleep Advanced Settings
  7. Install v9 or 10 of the Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI).

1] Edit Power Plan settings via Control Panel

Windows 10 automatically goes into Sleep Mode

Launch the Control Panel in Windows 10 by simply clicking the Cortana button, then type Control Panel. From there, select the icon to fire it up, then it’s time to move on from there.

The next step, then, is to click on Power Options. Select Edit Plan Settings, and from there, make sure the section that says Put the computer to sleep is set to Never.

2] Edit Power Options via Settings

Windows 10 computer keeps going to sleep

Fire up the Settings app by clicking on the Windows key + I. After doing so, select Settings, then navigate to Power & sleep. From here, simply set the system to Never sleep when the device is plugged in or running on battery power. You can restart your PC to ensure that everything works accordingly.

3] Run Power Troubleshooter

Another good option is to take advantage of Microsoft’s automatic troubleshooting options. We recommend running this particular Power Troubleshoot in the hopes of getting things up and running again. Simply follow the instructions as stated, and you’ll be fine.

4] Check programs at Clean Boot

Check your third-Party installed programs – maybe they have a setting that puts your PC to sleep. After doing so, Perform Clean Boot and troubleshoot the issue manually if need be.

5] Prevent your computer from going to sleep

If you want to prevent your computer from locking and going to sleep, then we suggest taking advantage of a program known as Caffeine.

6] Check Sleep Advanced Settings

Here’s what you need to do right now. Click on the Menu button, which is the Windows key located in the left corner of your screen. From there, type Control Panel, then when it comes up in the Search Results, click on it.

After that, select the option that says Security and Maintenance, and click on Power Options. From here, you’ll be required to select the option that says Change Plan Settings, but bear in mind these letters are small, so keep an eye out.

We’re not done yet, folks, but we’re close so hold on to your Fedora. OK, so seek out the words Change advanced power settings and click on it because it’s a button. A new window should come up, and from here, you are required to look for Sleep, expand it, and select Allow hybrid sleep.

Finally, turn it off, click the OK button, then close all windows. Restart the system and check to see if things are working normally as they should. If not, you may reverse the changes.

7] Install v9 or 10 of the Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI)

This applies if you are using an HP laptop. If your motherboard doesn’t support Hybrid Sleep, we recommend downgrading the Intel MEI to version 9 or 10. So let’s walk you through this easy process.

Visit the HP Drivers & Downloads page, right, and seek out the driver known as MEI driver version 9 from the Driver Chipset section of the website.

We understand that version 1.5M works for most models, so download this one first before anything else.

Download the driver and install it. If you receive a dialog box warning, just ignore it and move on.

We hope something here helps you!

A Windows computer can face several other Sleep-related issues. Maybe some of these posts will help you someday.

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  2. Prevent Computer from waking up from Sleep
  3. Windows 10 computer goes to Sleep too early
  4. Windows will not wake up from Sleep Mode
  5. Windows does not go to sleep
  6. Sleep Mode is not working in Windows
  7. Windows computer wakes from sleep automatically
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  9. Surface won’t turn on.
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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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