Sleep problem in Win 7 - SOLVED

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Carlos, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Carlos

    Carlos Guest

    I want to share this solution with the rest of the NG.
    Problem: Win 7 goes to sleep and wakes up almost instantly or in a couple of
    Solution: Device Manager, Nework Adapter, Properties, Power Management,
    Uncheck "Allow this device to wake up..."
    Though it is quite obvious, it took me almost two weeks to get there after
    playing with settings in the power plan, and disabling mouse/keyboard ability
    to wake up the pc from sleep (same option in device manager, but in mouse and
    keyboard entries, respectively).
    It seems that Win 7 enables the Network Adapter to wake up your PC by
    default. For me this is a new behaviour that I had not found in pre-Win 7
    Windows (Vista and younger) and that's what made me look elsewhere.
    I am not alone, as many others in the Win 7 Technet forum
    ( are also
    having this issue.

    If you want to see which devices are enabled for waking up your current
    configuration just run
    powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
    from a command prompt window.

    Hope this helps if someone "cannot sleep". This one is Valium-free.
    Carlos, Jan 20, 2009
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  2. Carlos

    David B. Guest

    Not strictly a Windows 7 issue, applies to Vista, XP, Server 08, Server 03,
    David B., Jan 20, 2009
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  3. Carlos

    Carlos Guest

    Agreed, but the fact remains that Win 7 "seems" to enable this option for
    network adapters during install and that Vista and others don't do so, not
    provoking the issue I mention by default.
    Carlos, Jan 20, 2009
  4. Carlos

    David B. Guest

    David B., Jan 20, 2009
  5. Carlos

    Kue2 Guest

    Your detective work helped solve my "sleep problem" in Win7 & Vista.
    All this time & I never before could make my computer sleep in Vista64.

    Kue2, Jan 20, 2009
  6. Carlos

    Carlos Guest

    I wish you "sweet dreams", Hugh.
    Goodnight everybody, making Win 7 take a rest till tomorrow.
    Carlos, Jan 21, 2009
  7. Carlos


    Dec 18, 2010
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    Hi there,

    I signed up to this forum just to add, that I have found that lazer mouse and LED mouses appear to send a signal even when they are not being used. I recommend also switching off allow device to wake machine for the mouse, I have also had the same problem with wireless keyboards.

    So switch off 'allow mouse to wake system' in device manager, worked for me. :)
    Sparticus, Dec 18, 2010
  8. Carlos


    Mar 18, 2011
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    Still sleep problem


    I still have sleep problem with my laptop. I have windows7 64bit OS, I already checked the settings above mentioned, it seems to be inactive the check box for me, but it is not selected.
    For mouse/touch pad i have no Power Management tab and in CMD powercfg -devicequery wake_armed command has no effect.
    Could anyone help me?
    zweistein, Mar 18, 2011
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