Computer keeps going to sleep

JohnIt88

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I have messed with every power option setting. Turned off all screen savers. I dont have a third party screen saver. I have all my updates but my computer keeps going to sleep after 2min. Is it a bug or am I missing something? Need some help. Thanks!
 


JohnIt88

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I have a desktop HP 8100 Elite tower
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
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Please post or upload your current power scheme.
  • Open a command prompt (winkey + r) > cmd <enter>
  • Type powercfg /List (make note of the scheme that has a * next to it and select the long GUID string and copy
  • Type powercfg /q 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e as an example and post all the output.
 


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JohnIt88

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Please post or upload your current power scheme.
  • Open a command prompt (ctrl + r) > cmd <enter>
  • Type powercfg /List (make note of the scheme that has a * next to it and select the long GUID string and copy
  • Type powercfg /q 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e as an example and post all the output.
How do I copy from the command prompt?
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Click and drag the mouse over what you want to copy, then just right click. Right click again to paste or the usual Ctrl + v works too.
 


JohnIt88

New Member
The control + R did nothing for me. I typed in cmd in the search bar and opened the command prompt that way. It will not let me drag and copy
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Left-click and drag over the text you want to copy it should become selected (change color) then just right click to copy
 


JohnIt88

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It won't highlight but I was able to select all after right clicking. This is what I got:

Power Setting GUID: 29f6c1db-86da-48c5-9fdb-f2b67b1f44da (Sleep after)
GUID Alias: STANDBYIDLE
Minimum Possible Setting: 0x00000000
Maximum Possible Setting: 0xffffffff
Possible Settings increment: 0x00000001
Possible Settings units: Seconds
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000e10
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000

Power Setting GUID: 94ac6d29-73ce-41a6-809f-6363ba21b47e (Allow hybrid sleep)
GUID Alias: HYBRIDSLEEP
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Off
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: On
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001

Power Setting GUID: 9d7815a6-7ee4-497e-8888-515a05f02364 (Hibernate after)
GUID Alias: HIBERNATEIDLE
Minimum Possible Setting: 0x00000000
Maximum Possible Setting: 0xffffffff
Possible Settings increment: 0x00000001
Possible Settings units: Seconds
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000

Power Setting GUID: bd3b718a-0680-4d9d-8ab2-e1d2b4ac806d (Allow wake timers)
GUID Alias: RTCWAKE
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Disable
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Enable
Possible Setting Index: 002
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Important Wake Timers Only
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001

Subgroup GUID: 2a737441-1930-4402-8d77-b2bebba308a3 (USB settings)
Power Setting GUID: 48e6b7a6-50f5-4782-a5d4-53bb8f07e226 (USB selective suspend setting)
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Disabled
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Enabled
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001

Subgroup GUID: 2e601130-5351-4d9d-8e04-252966bad054 (Idle Resiliency)
GUID Alias: SUB_IR
Subgroup GUID: 48672f38-7a9a-4bb2-8bf8-3d85be19de4e (Interrupt Steering Settings)
GUID Alias: SUB_INTSTEER
Subgroup GUID: 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 (Power buttons and lid)
GUID Alias: SUB_BUTTONS
Power Setting GUID: 5ca83367-6e45-459f-a27b-476b1d01c936 (Lid close action)
GUID Alias: LIDACTION
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Do nothing
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Sleep
Possible Setting Index: 002
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Hibernate
Possible Setting Index: 003
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Shut down
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001

Power Setting GUID: 7648efa3-dd9c-4e3e-b566-50f929386280 (Power button action)
GUID Alias: PBUTTONACTION
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Do nothing
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Sleep
Possible Setting Index: 002
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Hibernate
Possible Setting Index: 003
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Shut down
Possible Setting Index: 004
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Turn off the display
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000003
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000003

Power Setting GUID: 96996bc0-ad50-47ec-923b-6f41874dd9eb (Sleep button action)
GUID Alias: SBUTTONACTION
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Do nothing
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Sleep
Possible Setting Index: 002
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Hibernate
Possible Setting Index: 003
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Shut down
Possible Setting Index: 004
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Turn off the display
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001

Power Setting GUID: a7066653-8d6c-40a8-910e-a1f54b84c7e5 (Start menu power button)
GUID Alias: UIBUTTON_ACTION
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Sleep
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Hibernate
Possible Setting Index: 002
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Shut down
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000

Subgroup GUID: 501a4d13-42af-4429-9fd1-a8218c268e20 (PCI Express)
GUID Alias: SUB_PCIEXPRESS
Power Setting GUID: ee12f906-d277-404b-b6da-e5fa1a576df5 (Link State Power Management)
GUID Alias: ASPM
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Off
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Moderate power savings
Possible Setting Index: 002
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Maximum power savings
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000

Subgroup GUID: 528259f7-7bae-4f30-8321-8afa6e155c4c (GPU settings)
Subgroup GUID: 54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00 (Processor power management)
GUID Alias: SUB_PROCESSOR
Power Setting GUID: 893dee8e-2bef-41e0-89c6-b55d0929964c (Minimum processor state)
GUID Alias: PROCTHROTTLEMIN
Minimum Possible Setting: 0x00000000
Maximum Possible Setting: 0x00000064
Possible Settings increment: 0x00000001
Possible Settings units: %
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000064
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000005

Power Setting GUID: 94d3a615-a899-4ac5-ae2b-e4d8f634367f (System cooling policy)
GUID Alias: SYSCOOLPOL
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Passive
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Active
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001

Power Setting GUID: bc5038f7-23e0-4960-96da-33abaf5935ec (Maximum processor state)
GUID Alias: PROCTHROTTLEMAX
Minimum Possible Setting: 0x00000000
Maximum Possible Setting: 0x00000064
Possible Settings increment: 0x00000001
Possible Settings units: %
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000064
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000064

Subgroup GUID: 7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99 (Display)
GUID Alias: SUB_VIDEO
Power Setting GUID: 3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e (Turn off display after)
GUID Alias: VIDEOIDLE
Minimum Possible Setting: 0x00000000
Maximum Possible Setting: 0xffffffff
Possible Settings increment: 0x00000001
Possible Settings units: Seconds
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000a8c
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000258

Power Setting GUID: aded5e82-b909-4619-9949-f5d71dac0bcb (Display brightness)
Minimum Possible Setting: 0x00000000
Maximum Possible Setting: 0x00000064
Possible Settings increment: 0x00000001
Possible Settings units: %
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000064
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000064

Power Setting GUID: f1fbfde2-a960-4165-9f88-50667911ce96 (Dimmed display brightness)
Minimum Possible Setting: 0x00000000
Maximum Possible Setting: 0x00000064
Possible Settings increment: 0x00000001
Possible Settings units: %
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000032
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000032

Power Setting GUID: fbd9aa66-9553-4097-ba44-ed6e9d65eab8 (Enable adaptive brightness)
GUID Alias: ADAPTBRIGHT
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Off
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: On
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000

Subgroup GUID: 8619b916-e004-4dd8-9b66-dae86f806698 (Presence Aware Power Behavior)
GUID Alias: SUB_PRESENCE
Subgroup GUID: 9596fb26-9850-41fd-ac3e-f7c3c00afd4b (Multimedia settings)
Power Setting GUID: 03680956-93bc-4294-bba6-4e0f09bb717f (When sharing media)
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Allow the computer to sleep
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Prevent idling to sleep
Possible Setting Index: 002
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Allow the computer to enter Away Mode
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001

Power Setting GUID: 34c7b99f-9a6d-4b3c-8dc7-b6693b78cef4 (When playing video)
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Optimize video quality
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Balanced
Possible Setting Index: 002
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Optimize power savings
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000

Subgroup GUID: e73a048d-bf27-4f12-9731-8b2076e8891f (Battery)
GUID Alias: SUB_BATTERY
Power Setting GUID: 637ea02f-bbcb-4015-8e2c-a1c7b9c0b546 (Critical battery action)
GUID Alias: BATACTIONCRIT
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Do nothing
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Sleep
Possible Setting Index: 002
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Hibernate
Possible Setting Index: 003
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Shut down
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000002
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000002

Power Setting GUID: 8183ba9a-e910-48da-8769-14ae6dc1170a (Low battery level)
GUID Alias: BATLEVELLOW
Minimum Possible Setting: 0x00000000
Maximum Possible Setting: 0x00000064
Possible Settings increment: 0x00000001
Possible Settings units: %
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x0000000a
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x0000000a

Power Setting GUID: 9a66d8d7-4ff7-4ef9-b5a2-5a326ca2a469 (Critical battery level)
GUID Alias: BATLEVELCRIT
Minimum Possible Setting: 0x00000000
Maximum Possible Setting: 0x00000064
Possible Settings increment: 0x00000001
Possible Settings units: %
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000005
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000005

Power Setting GUID: bcded951-187b-4d05-bccc-f7e51960c258 (Low battery notification)
GUID Alias: BATFLAGSLOW
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Off
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: On
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001

Power Setting GUID: d8742dcb-3e6a-4b3c-b3fe-374623cdcf06 (Low battery action)
GUID Alias: BATACTIONLOW
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Do nothing
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Sleep
Possible Setting Index: 002
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Hibernate
Possible Setting Index: 003
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Shut down
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000

Power Setting GUID: f3c5027d-cd16-4930-aa6b-90db844a8f00 (Reserve battery level)
Minimum Possible Setting: 0x00000000
Maximum Possible Setting: 0x00000064
Possible Settings increment: 0x00000001
Possible Settings units: %
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000007
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000007
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
These are all on that I've made bold

Power Setting GUID: 29f6c1db-86da-48c5-9fdb-f2b67b1f44da (Sleep after)
GUID Alias: STANDBYIDLE
Minimum Possible Setting: 0x00000000
Maximum Possible Setting: 0xffffffff
Possible Settings increment: 0x00000001
Possible Settings units: Seconds
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000e10
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000000

Power Setting GUID: 94ac6d29-73ce-41a6-809f-6363ba21b47e (Allow hybrid sleep)
GUID Alias: HYBRIDSLEEP
Possible Setting Index: 000
Possible Setting Friendly Name: Off
Possible Setting Index: 001
Possible Setting Friendly Name: On
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000001


Subgroup GUID: 7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99 (Display)
GUID Alias: SUB_VIDEO
Power Setting GUID: 3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e (Turn off display after)
GUID Alias: VIDEOIDLE
Minimum Possible Setting: 0x00000000
Maximum Possible Setting: 0xffffffff
Possible Settings increment: 0x00000001
Possible Settings units: Seconds
Current AC Power Setting Index: 0x00000a8c
Current DC Power Setting Index: 0x00000258


You should be able to disable them
  • Press ctrl + i
  • System
  • Power and Sleep
  • Additional power settings
  • For the active scheme click Change plan settings
  • Change advanced power settings
The Sleep After settings should be under Sleep and Display under Display
 


JohnIt88

New Member
Screenshot (1).png
Screenshot (2).png
Screenshot (2).png Screenshot (1).png This is how my settings have been
 


JohnIt88

New Member
I havent changed anything yet. That's how my settings have been and it still turns off after 2 min
 


JohnIt88

New Member
using ctrl+R and ctrl+i dont do anything on my computer. Do I need to have a certain setting to use those key strokes?
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Are you sure you're on High Performance
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
Hi

Ctrl+R doesn't do anything on my computer either.
Just right click on the start button and select Command Prompt (Admin).

I'm not sure there is a key option to open the command prompt in Windows 10, I couldn't find one.

Have you tried going to Settings, Power and Sleep and looking at what the settings are?



These may be different on a laptop then on my PC, there may be laptop settings of some kind that control this.

Mike
 


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Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Oops meant Win + R to open the run dialog box. Also yes there is no default method for opening a command prompt, but if you have either a desktop shortcut or have it pinned in the taskbar you can right click the icon > Properties and click in the shortcut box. Here you press the key combo you want to use to open it. I have ctrl + alt + t since I'm a heavy Linux user.
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Are you sure it's going to sleep or is it just the monitor turning off? My other thoughts would be, do you have a third party or HP tool that manages power and also have you checked your monitor settings for a power saving mode?
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
I think that you need to run the "powercfg /List" command from the Command Prompt.
 


JohnIt88

New Member
I think that you need to run the "powercfg /List" command from the Command Prompt.
Nemobeer recommended that and I ran that in command prompt. Posted the results above as well.
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
As mentioned in one of my previous posts, did you check the settings on the actual monitor and see if there is a power saving mode settings that are causing it to go to sleep?
From the power cfg the first thing to turn off is the display in 258(hex) seconds or (2 * 16^2) + (5 * 16^1) + (8 * 16^0) which is 10 minutes
 


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