Fix Windows 7 Sleep mode problem: Settings for Wake up Issues

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It happened with me some time back in the midst of the last month, I kept my computer sleep and went out for some office work, when I returned I found the system well awake and the pretty well heated (that was because my system suffers from an overheating problem) it was then that I wanted to find out more about this problem and here I am today with my results, The Windows 7 Sleep mode problem is basically caused by two pretty important components of your computer one is the Network interface card and other is the USB controller. Lets learn how to fix this problem by tuning the Settings for Windows 7 Sleep mode Wake up Issues.

Fix Windows 7 Sleep mode problem: Settings for Windows 7 Sleep mode Wake up Issues

The Network interface card is the hardware component of your computer that stores the Mac Address and is responsible for the data transfer over the network.  The USB controller is a software component that manages and controls all the different USB devices connected on your device there are pretty simple tricks to disable these two system so that your device remains asleep when it is asked to do so.

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Firstly the NIC, the NIC is a hardware component and there is a pretty simple and straight forward setting to disable this feature in the device manager of your computer, to do it all you need to do is to :

  • Right click on your “My Computer” then select Properties.
  • Click Device Manager on the left side of the Properties window.
  • Check your Network card on the Network Adapters (Click on the + sign to expand).
  • Right click on your network card and select properties.
  • Go to the Power Management tab and un-tick the option there to prevent your network card from ever waking up your Windows.

Secondly the USB controller that is also pretty simple to disable, all you’ve gotta do is:

You need to go to the Power Management settings of the BIOS, There you will get the following four options:

HID Non-User Input Data Filter (KB 911895)

Allow this device to wake the computer:       Enabled

HID-compliant consumer control device

Allow this device to wake the computer:       Enabled

HID-compliant consumer control device

Allow this device to wake the computer:       Enabled

HID-compliant device

Allow this device to wake the computer:       Enabled

Now it is your choice as to which device you want to let you computer be woken up by.

But guys these may not be the only problems that are responsible for your computer waking up abruptly there can be other culprits also, those can be found out by go to command prompt (type cmd on the Run/Search box and press ENTER), then type this: powercfg – lastwake. For more detailed info you can type powercfg –devicequery wake_armed and then take an action accordingly, IF even all these does not work you  can check out Check out your Power Management Options on your Control Panel (Start, Control Panel, Power Settings, Change plan settings, Change advanced power settings).“Multimedia settings” option, “When sharing media.” ”Allow the computer to sleep.  Check other options one by one till the problems are fixed.

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  • Steve

    my prob is tht win7 went to sleep, now it won’t wakeup: it goes thru bootup, i see d 4 colored banner, “starting windows”….and then…black screen, pure black…bt: can`t wakeup
    plss help pm me

  • Rhosus

    i hv been having dis problem with our vista desktop for 3 years! it would wake up from sleep for no reason. any suggestions on wen it wil never wake up?

  • Missy

    windows 7 sleep problem (fix).. it cant go to sleep everytime i hit d sleep button.. it was a nightmare for me..