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How to Fix "Sleep Mode Not Working in Windows 8.1"

Last week, I upgraded my PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, but the sleep mode doesn't work anymore. It really frustrated me. So I searched "Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep" on the Internet and finally fixed the problem.

Except for the solutions to sleep mode not working in Windows 8.1 problem, I also found that there are many Windows 8. 1 users facing the same problem as well. So here I would like to share some of my experience in what can we do when Windows 8.1 does not go to sleep. I hope that my sharing will be helpful to you.

Why Windows 8.1 Fails to Sleep

After searching on the Internet, I found that sleep mode not working on Windows 8.1 laptop are mainly caused by three reasons:

How to Fix Sleep Mode Not Working in Windows 8.1

In this part, I will introduce you three main methods that can be used to solve the problem "Windows 8.1 PC will not sleep".

Method 1. Fix "Windows 8.1 Won't Sleep" via Power Troubleshooter

The Power Troubleshooter checks things like the computer's timeout settings, which determine how long the computer waits before turning off the monitor display or entering sleep mode. You can run it to adjust your computer's power settings.

Method 2. Check your Power Options

It is usually workable to put the computer to sleep by clicking Sleep, but sometimes the settings may change. Let's make sure they haven't changed. Below are detailed guides:

Method 3. Generate a Powercfg Report

If your Windows 8.1 PC still can't sleep, try "powercfg.exe/hibernate off" to see whether it can help you.

Above are three ways that I find on the Internet to fix the problem "Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep". I hope this information can be helpful to you.

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