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Laptop shuts down on power timeout rather than sleep?

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Do I have a setting wrong?  When I leave my laptop running on Power and return later and power up it after it has timed out, nothing I had running is still running.  I have the Power options set to power off the screen after 10 minutes and to sleep the computer after 30 minutes.  Instead of sleeping the computer it is as if a Shutdown was done.  On some occasions when you restart Chrome it asks if you wish to restore pages since the computer did not shutdown in an orderly fashion.

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Hello @SEM17 


Welcome !


What you describe sounds like Sleep issues - looks like the PC crashesh when it attempts t Sleep.

It may happen due to many reasons  - misconfiguration, BIOS issues, 3rd party drivers, etc......


Try these - my proposal




Please, perform the necessary updates and software tweaks.



  • Here are a couple of additional things you may also try :


Check Device Manager


1. Click on the Windows Start button, type and then open Device Manager
2. Locate System devices and expand the trail


3. Locate and right click on "Intel (R) Management Engine Interface" then select Properties
4. Select Power management tap
5. And uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
6. Save it and close it.



Turn off Fast Startup


  • Click on Start button
  • Type control.exe and Go to Control Panel > Power Options > Choose what the power button does
  • Click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable" and Uncheck "Turn on Fast Startup"
  • Make sure you press "Save changes" button





Try updating the BIOS



Uninstall 3rd party security producyts


Uninstall any 3rd party security apps (firewalls, antivirus, encryption programs) which you may have. If they are not developed correctly, they (their drivers) might prevent Windows from going into Sleep mode properly


Scan your computer for viruses/malware/unwanted apps


.... Run the free ESET Online Scanner >>

Scan your PC for viruses, threats and unwanted/unsafe applications - remove if anything found.


.... Run AdwCleaner >>



If nothing helped


Avoid using Sleep mode, use Hibernation instead.


Configure your PC to hibernate, not to Sleep






Let me know how it goes - your update or news is appreciated

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