Does your computer goes into sleep mode randomly or after 2-3 minutes of inactivity and for no apparent reason? If so, follow the instructions to solve the issue.
Some users reported that their computer suddenly goes to sleep randomly or after 2-3 minutes of inactivity. The issue may occur on either laptops or desktops computers and usually occurs after upgrading Windows 10 to a most recent version.
In this guide you will find instructions to stop Windows 10 from going into sleep mode randomly, or after 2 minutes of inactivity.
How to FIX: Windows 10 Going to Sleep after few minutes of inactivity or at random times.
Caution: If you own a laptop computer and its going to sleep randomly, make sure that you do not wear anything with a magnet in your hands (e.g. a magnetic bracelet), or that you do not have something magnetic near your laptop (e.g. your mobile phone that has a magnet in its case). A magnet, when it is near the bottom corner, may trigger the laptop to go to sleep because it thinks you've closed it! If you want to bypass this problem, look at the end of this article.
Method 1. Prevent Windows 10 from Going to Sleep in Power Settings.
1. Type edit power plan in search box and then click Open.
2. At Plan Settings:
a. Set Put the computer to sleep to Never and click Save Changes.
b. Click Change advanced power settings.
3. In Advanced Power settings, expand Sleep, apply the follow settings and click OK:
Sleep after: Never
Allow hybrid sleep: Off
Method 2. Reset & Reconfigure Power Settings.
The next method to fix the random sleep issue in Windows 10, is to restore the active power plan to default settings and to reconfigure the sleep settings. To do that:
1. Follow the steps 1-3 of method-1 above to open the Advanced power settings.
2. Click Restore plan defaults and then click OK at the confirmation message:
3. Reboot your computer and then follow the instructions in method-1 above to reconfigure the sleep settings.
Method 3. Fix Windows 10 Sleep Timeout using Registry.
The next method to fix the "fast sleep" issue on Windows 10, is to enable the System unattended sleep timeout* in Power options after modifying system's registry.*
* Info: The System unattended sleep timeout power setting is the idle timeout before the system returns to a low power sleep state after waking unattended.
1. Open Registry Editor. To do that:
2. In Registry, navigate to the following location:
3. At the right-pane, open the Attributes REG_DWORD.
4. Change the Value Data to 2 and click OK.
5. Close Registry Editor.
6. Now follow the steps 1-3 of method-1 above, to navigate to Advanced power settings.
7. Expand Sleep and set the System unattended sleep timeout to a higher value (e.g. 30 minutes).
8. Click OK and you're done!
How to prevent your laptop to go to sleep when you close the lid:
1. Type lid in search box and then click Open to Change what closing the lid does.
2. Put the When I close the lid setting to Do Nothing to both On Battery and Plugged in and click Save changes.
That's it! Which method worked for you?
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