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Notebook Goes into sleep/hibernation automaticly.

Pavilion notebook 15-ab221no
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My notebook goes into (i think) Hibernation at random times. No loss of data, just annoying in the middle of a movie or something. 


I have checked powersettings more than 10x times. 

I have done a System Diagnostics -> Quick Check via BIOS 2x times - PASSED both times.

I have bought a new battery.


When the computer goes into sleep/hibernation, i see a blue screen with the text "Locking...." for like 0,1 seconds before computer goes into sleep/hibernation. Then i have to press power button to get it to start again.


I have timed the issues:

41 mins after starting a stream/movie in Chrome.

25 mins after starting a movie from local file in VLC.

So the timing is odd.... It doesnt follow a pattern that i can find.


Power settings:

SLEEP - battery/plugged in - NEVER.


Advanced Options:

Sleep After On Battery: NEVER

Sleep After Plugged In: NEVER

Allow Hybrid Sleep On Battery: OFF

Allow Hybrid Sleep Plugged In: OFF

Hibernate after On Battery: NEVER

Hibernate after Plugged In: NEVER


Turn Off hard disk after On Battery: 3mins

Turn Off hard disk after Plugged In: 15mins.


Computer is Up to date. Checked today 2019-12-06.

The issue has been here for about 6months+


Help please, thanks


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Notebook Goes into sleep/hibernation automaticly.



Welcome to the HP Support Community.


 If its going into sleep while the device is in use, and sleep has been turned off, this isn't a sleep issue.


Here's what you need to do, to identify the issue and resolve it accordingly:


Check with an alternate monitor if you don't have one, check if it works in BIOS.

  • If not done already, check if it works fine on the BIOS screen to identify if it's either a hardware or a software issue:
    • If it works fine on the BIOS (Accessed while tapping F10 during a restart) it's a software issue & I suggest creating a new user account to check if that works better, for starters)
    • However, if it doesn't work within the BIOS either, I'm afraid it's a hardware malfunction.

While you respond to that, I have a few more steps that should help: 

Perform a power reset (no data loss) using these steps: Click here, proceed to next step if this works

Attempt to run a test from the HP hardware diagnostic tool, using this link: Click here for details.


If the issue appears on the diagnostics, it could again, determine a hardware failure,

If they don't appear on bios & the hardware tests passed: please update the BIOS & Chip-set drivers from the HP website using this link: Click here


if the issue persists, reinstall windows using the recovery partition or the recovery media to fix the issue,
use this link for details on performing the recovery: Click here


Let me know if this helps.


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Have a great day!

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