Windows 10: Windows must be very tired-refuses to stay awake

Discus and support Windows must be very tired-refuses to stay awake in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; W10 will stay awake when something is running. But goes to sleep within minutes when idle. Laptop is plugged in. I have everything I can think of set... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ruggb, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. ruggb Win User

    Windows must be very tired-refuses to stay awake


    W10 will stay awake when something is running. But goes to sleep within minutes when idle. Laptop is plugged in.
    I have everything I can think of set to make it stay awake. High performance profile, no sleep ever, no hybrid sleep, no hibernate, no drive off (SSD), Display off in 15 min.
    When on battery, it is set to sleep in 5 min. Apparently it thinks it is not plugged in, but why?? It is and battery is at 99%, not charging.

    :)
     
    ruggb, Feb 18, 2017
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    RickBell_CA, Feb 18, 2017
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    zachd [MSFT], Feb 18, 2017
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Windows must be very tired-refuses to stay awake

    Hi, there are several extensive threads on this. Please feel free to search the forum and use it as a resource.

    example: I searched the forum for
    sleep two minutes

    Windows must be very tired-refuses to stay awake [​IMG]


    Refining the search may give more results- I suggest you try
    Solved sleep minutes
    for example.

    If you find no solution, please post back listing what you've tried. Good luck
     
    dalchina, Feb 18, 2017
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  5. Win10Pro Win User
    How did it come about? Are you having this problem from the very beginning or after an update or upgrade?
    Is it a laptop or a desktop (as stated in your system specs)?
     
    Win10Pro, Feb 18, 2017
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  6. ruggb Win User
    it is a laptop. I think it just started, but since I don't use it all the time I really don't know what stated it - . I recently had to reimage the drive and worked hard to get it where I wanted it. So a lot changed and updated. I read something about an xHCI USB3 controller and it may have started after I updated that. But I don't know what to do with the xHCI driver. I guess I could uninstall it and see what happens.
     
    ruggb, Feb 19, 2017
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  7. Win10Pro Win User
    Thank you for the explanation.

    Uninstalling the driver to see what happens is a good idea, but before you do that try something as simple as opening your BIOS / UEFI settings and look for power settings, energy saving or something similar.

    Then, could you open your Device Manager and see if, by chance, "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" setting (for the batteries, display adapters, keyboards, mice and Universal Serial Bus controllers) hasn't been changed?


    Windows must be very tired-refuses to stay awake [​IMG]
     
    Win10Pro, Feb 19, 2017
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  8. ruggb Win User

    Windows must be very tired-refuses to stay awake

    I did that once b4, but this time thru the network adapter was allowed and all the USB devices were also.
    HOWEVER, b4 doing anything this AM, last night it mysteriously stayed on without any changes.
    I love troubleshooting W10.
     
    ruggb, Feb 19, 2017
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  9. Win10Pro Win User
    You mean: the "Allow..." boxes were checked? How strange. I even don't know how to do it myself, even if I had to.

    Let's hope, for good.

    Then there are two of us *Wink
     
    Win10Pro, Feb 19, 2017
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  10. ruggb Win User
    what is "stranger" is that you just told me how to do it -then said "I even don't know how to do it myself" ?????????????????
    I'm not following that, BUT
    It seems like there is a little double talk about that setting on the MS site for the network adapter. If it is checked W puts the network adapter to sleep. If it is not checked W shuts it down and must reinitialize it. It isn't good to not have it checked.

    For the USB devices, it says it will NOT shut them down if it is not checked and will put it to sleep if checked.

    Anyway, it is still going to sleep. I have a narcoleptic computer.
     
    ruggb, Feb 19, 2017
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  11. Win10Pro Win User
    Just a little linguistic misunderstanding - I wanted to say that I don't know how to mark / select an empty box before "Allow the computer to turn off..." if I wanted to.
     
    Win10Pro, Feb 19, 2017
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  12. ruggb Win User
    maybe you are thinking of the grayed out ones, which can't be selected.
     
    ruggb, Feb 19, 2017
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  13. Win10Pro Win User

    Windows must be very tired-refuses to stay awake

    Exactly !
     
    Win10Pro, Feb 19, 2017
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  14. ruggb Win User
    I guess it depends on the driver. Sometimes when I select or unselect one the other one becomes selectable.
     
    ruggb, Feb 19, 2017
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  15. Win10Pro Win User
    Really sorry, but I'm not that knowledgeable about the drivers. I hope somebody else on this forum will tell you what to do next. I'll be watching this thread so that I can learn something new from somebody more experienced. Good luck.
     
    Win10Pro, Apr 4, 2018
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