Windows 10 will not wake up from Sleep Mode

There may be times where you may find that try as you may, your Windows 10/8/7 computer does not wake up from Sleep Mode. Moving the mouse or pressing keyboard keys just does not help. If you face this issue, maybe some of these suggestions I have made here, may help you.


Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player; the computer immediately stops what it’s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working.

Windows will not wake up from Sleep Mode

1] Make sure that all your device drivers are up-to-date. If not, then update your drivers.

2] Use Windows Power Troubleshooter and see if it can diagnose and fix your problem automatically.

2] Start Windows in Clean Boot State and see if the problem disappears. If so then some program or process is interfering with resumption of Sleep. Try to identify the process.

3] For your Keyboard and Mouse, ensure that the Allow this device to wake the computer setting is checked.

You will see this setting in the devices Properties box, under Power Management tab.

4] Open an elevated command prompt window, type the following command and hit Enter:

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed

This will list devices that are currently configured to wake the computer from any sleep state.

Next run:

powercfg -lastwake

This will give you information about the event that woke the computer from the last sleep transition.

Windows will not wake up from sleep mode

Well, my image may appear blank, because I am facing no issues, but if your laptop is facing problems, you will find some useful information here.

5] If Hybrid Sleep is enabled, it is known to cause such problems. To disable it, open Control Panel\ All Control Panel Items\ Power Options\ Edit Plan Settings. Click on Change advanced power settings to open the following box:


For your Power Plan, change the setting to Off.

Hope something helps!

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

  1. Windows 10 computer goes to Sleep too early
  2. Prevent Computer from waking up from Sleep
  3. Windows does not go to sleep
  4. Sleep Mode is not working in Windows
  5. Windows computer wakes from sleep automatically
  6. Wake up computer from Sleep, at a particular time
  7. Surface won’t turn on.
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  1. DikaDityaP

    its happening on my W10 laptop, gonna give it a try.

  2. Chelsea

    If my computer won’t “wake up” how am I suppose to do any of these steps since I can’t see the screen!

  3. Jimmy Ventura

    A very valid point.

  4. Do you meen to say that your computer will not start or boot? Then try to boot in Safe Mode and work and/or run Automatic Repair. Search this site for those queries.

  5. Reggie M.

    she said her computer won’t even power on or wake up…so how can she boot even in safe mode?

    that is my case today..

    any suggestion?

  6. metalman5150

    Any tips or tricks for Win 10 All in one touch screens?
    I can execute a sleep task but the wake tasks are do not appear to be working properly.

    Have tried, Waking to Notepad, CMD /exit, and now a Win Media Player Playlist. The problem I have is that the screen does not “wake” up. I have to physically touch the keyboard to get the screen to wake up.

  7. metalman5150

    My all-in-one, touchscreen dell will wake from sleep -only if I press the physical keyboard or mouse. I want it to wake the screen, without having to press any buttons, using the task scheduler. I have tried running a Sleep.bat which DOES work. The problem is that the scheduled task for the WAKE.bat does not wake my screen. Any ideas?

  8. vividself

    Screen is black, but an LED lit only. You need to unplug the power cord. Let the battery drain to zero (This applies to laptops where battery is not removable like Asus). Plug the charger and press power button. This should power up your laptop, then do the necessary steps to prevent your PC from hibernating.

  9. Waleed khan

    My pc is in sleep mode and its not powering up. Its fully dead. Any suggestiin hiw do I power it up? And follow these steps


    This absolutely worked for me thanks

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