Windows 10: Computer shuts down when idle

Discus and support Computer shuts down when idle in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi. Right after installing yesterday’s Windows Updates, my computer started shutting down after being idle (or as soon as the screensaver came on).... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Cricket1981, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Computer shuts down when idle


    Hi. Right after installing yesterday’s Windows Updates, my computer started shutting down after being idle (or as soon as the screensaver came on). I’ve run Avast! and Maleware Bytes — both are clear, and I’ve tried clearing my browsers’ cache. Nothing seems to work. Everything was fine until the updates were installed, but maybe it’s a coincidence(?)

    It runs smoothly as long as it’s active. Any ideas?

    P.S. Please bear in mind that I’m not very familiar with how these things work, so explainations are best if they’re given in easy-to-understated terms. *Smile

    :)
     
    Cricket1981, Dec 12, 2018
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  2. Muffy Win User

    Computer shuts down when idle?


    have made sure that all the settings i can find in power options for shutting the PC down when idle are either set to never or disabled but must have missed something somewhere? after 20 minutes or so the PC shuts itself off..... any ideas?

    I originally suspected a non standard heatsink on the asus mobo but ruled that out with rpm set to 100.


    Never mind: just saw this post
    Computer restarts when idle after upgrade to Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
     
    Muffy, Dec 12, 2018
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  3. Jonas Flo Win User
    Bluetooth still on while idle

    Thanks for following the steps. Now, the settings won't take effect if you are only using normal PC idle mode. Normal functionality of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi settings are to stay connected even if PC is idle. With the settings that you have created, we would
    suggest that you set your PC to automatically go to Sleep or
    Hibernate
    once idle. In this way, the settings "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" should take effect.

    To set your PC to automatically go to Sleep or Hibernate when idle, please follow these steps:

    • Open Control Panel, set view by: Small
      icons.
    • Look for Power Options.
    • Click on Change when the computer sleeps on the left pane.
    • Set a timer.

    Please try it out. Hope it helps. If you have any other concerns, don't hesitate to come back to us.
     
    Jonas Flo, Dec 12, 2018
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  4. Computer shuts down when idle

    PC shuts down after being idle for few mins in Windows 10.

    set monitor and hd to turn off in 60 minutes. if computer is idle for just a few minutes they shut down . any suggestions? this never happened with windows 7 pro
     
    Golf Hacker, Dec 12, 2018
    #4
  5. You need to check the power settings to disable the sleep mode. If that doesn't work, you can restore the computer to "Last known good configuration" to get it work fine.
     
    John Brighltin, Dec 13, 2018
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