Windows 10 turns off instead of going to sleep

Vladimir Popescu
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A large number of users have reported that Windows 10 turns off instead of going to sleep whenever the users choose to enter Sleep Mode.

This issue can occur for a variety of reasons – your computer’s power settings, a BIOS option that is inactive, and others.

No matter how you try to set your computer into Sleep Mode (pressing power button shortly, by clicking the Start menu or closing the laptop lid), the PC simply shuts down.

In today’s article, we will discuss the best troubleshooting methods you need to apply to fix this issue once and for all. Please follow each method closely and check if the issue is solved before moving to the next one.

What to do if Windows 10 shuts down during sleep?

1. Check the power settings of your computer

  1. Press the Win+R keys to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type ms-settings:powersleep -> press Enter.
  3. Inside the Power & Sleep window -> select Additional power settings.Additional power settings - windows 10 turns off instead of sleep -
  4. Within the Power Options menu -> click on Choose what the power buttons do.
  5. Change the values for each of these options – When I press the power button to Sleep, When I press the sleep button, and also When I close the lid.
  6. Click on Save changes.
  7. Check to see if changing these settings sorted the problem out. If not, try the next method.

2. Run the Windows Power troubleshooter

  1. Press Windows Key+X buttons on your keyboard -> select Settings.
  2. Inside the Settings window -> select Update and Security.
  3. Select Troubleshoot from the right-side menu -> select Power from the left side menu.Troubleshooting Power - Windows 10 turns off instead of sleep
  4. Click on Run the troubleshooter and follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Check to see if this fixes your problem.

Stop your PC from sleeping and locking with these simple tools!

3. Check BIOS and make sure Power Saving mode is enabled

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Note: Depending on your computer, the method to reach BIOS will differ, and also the BIOS menu will differ.

  1. Restart your PC and press the appropriate key to enter BIOS.
  2. Search for the Power Saving Mode option -> enable it.
  3. Save and exit BIOS.
  4. If the option was enabled, please follow the next method.

4. Update your IMEI

  1. Press Windows Key+X keys -> choose Device Manager.
  2. Inside the Device Manager window -> click on the System Devices.
  3. Right-click on Intel Management Engine Interface -> select Properties.
  4. Select the Driver tab -> click Uninstall Device.
  5. Restart your PC.
  6. Visit this link to download the latest version of IMEI driver.IMEI driver download - Windows 10 turns off instead of sleep
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

In today’s article, we explored how to fix the issue caused by Windows 10 turning off instead of going to Sleep.

Please let us know if this guide helped you by commenting below.