Windows 10: Any way to tell system to ignore certain devices when trying to sleep?

Discus and support Any way to tell system to ignore certain devices when trying to sleep? in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I have 2 USB devices - Virpil HOTAS controllers - that when plugged in, my PC just will not sleep or even turn off the display. If I unplug them, all... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by imacken, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. imacken Win User

    Any way to tell system to ignore certain devices when trying to sleep?


    I have 2 USB devices - Virpil HOTAS controllers - that when plugged in, my PC just will not sleep or even turn off the display. If I unplug them, all is good.
    I was wondering if there was a way to tell the system to ignore them when trying to sleep.
    I know there is a powercfg command you can send to ignore devices that show in powercfg -requests, but what if they don't show?
    Any help appreciated.

    Windows 10 20H2.

    :)
     
    imacken, Feb 23, 2021
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  3. jonnies Win User
    USB devices inhibiting sleep and display blanking

    When my gaming peripherals (Thrustmaster steering wheel, pedals, shifter) are plugged into the USB ports, my PC will never go into power-saving mode when left idle. Won't blank the screen or go into screen saver, and won't go to sleep.
    I assume these devices must be sending something periodically, keeping the PC awake. Is there a way to tell the system to ignore certain devices or ports when looking for activity for the purpose of power management?

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    js
     
    jonnies, Feb 23, 2021
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  4. Any way to tell system to ignore certain devices when trying to sleep?

    windows 10 power and sleep settings ignored

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand that you are facing issues with the Windows 10 Sleep, we will look into this for you. However, in order to get clarity and to assist you accordingly, please reply with the answers to the questions below.



    • What is the make and model of your system?
    • Was there a major change or an update on your system, prior to which you weren't facing this issue?


    Meanwhile, this issue could be related to the Hybrid sleep and the Fast Startup. Hence, I would suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it works for you.



    Steps to turn off Hybrid Sleep:

    1. Click on Start icon.
    2. Type Control Panel and press Enter.
    3. Click on Power Options, then click on Change plan settings.
    4. Click on Change advanced power settings and expand
      Sleep
      option.
    5. Now expand Allow hybrid sleep and then change settings to
      Off.
    6. Click on Apply and then OK.


    Steps to turn off Fast Startup:

    1. Click on the Start icon.
    2. Type Control Panel and press Enter.
    3. Click on Power Options.
    4. Click on Choose what the power buttons do.
    5. Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.
    6. Under Shutdown settings, uncheck the Turn on fast startup box.
    7. Click on Save changes. This will turn off fast startup.

    Restart the system and check if the issue still persists.



    We would also like you to open command prompt (Admin) after the PC wakes up. (Type in Windows search
    CMD and then right click on it, select Run as Administrator)



    Then type the command as mentioned in the /lastwake & /energy
    section from this Powercfg command-line
    options
    article.



    We await your response.



    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Feb 23, 2021
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