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How to Find Out What's Keeping Your Computer from Going to Sleep

How to Find Out What's Keeping Your Computer from Going to Sleep
A lot of things can keep your computer from going to sleep, like downloading a file, opening a file on the network, or even a disconnected printer with an open job. Windows O/S have an easy method for finding out what the problem is.


In Windows Vista, 7:

1.   Click button.
2.   Type Cmd.exe, right click "Cmd.exe", select Run as administrator


In Windows 8, 8.1 and 10:

 1.  Press the   + X keys.
 2.  Select Command Prompt (Admin)


In Windows XP:

1.  Press + R  to open Run box
2.  Type Cmd.exe, click OK button


Within the Command Prompt type:

Code:

Powercfg  -requests




It'll let you know if anything is keeping the computer awake.
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