moderated Re: Very Strange Computer Sleep/Wake Issue

Tom Behler


You correctly diagnosed my problem.

There indeed was an update waiting to be installed.

Once I took care of the update, all returned to normal, and my laptop now stays asleep when the lid is closed.

I guess we learn something new every day. I just never experienced this behavior before.

Thanks much.

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir
Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 9:53 PM
Subject: Re: Very Strange Computer Sleep/Wake Issue

Also, make sure there isn't an update waiting to install, hit win+x go to "Shutdown or sign out" and check whether any of the items say an update is waiting. I have experienced that keeping sleep from working.

On 5/3/21, Bill White <> wrote:
Hi again, Tom. Also, in whatever power plan you have chosen for your
laptop, go into advanced settings for that plan, and make sure wake
timers are disabled.

Bill White


From: [] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 4:03 PM
Subject: Very Strange Computer Sleep/Wake Issue

Hello, everyone.

In my 30+ years of working with computers, I have never seen an issue
quite this strange, and am hoping for an explanation or a fix from
some of our list members.

I have my Dell Windows 10 laptop set to go to sleep after I close the lid.

This worked relatively well until recently.

Now, my computer still goes to sleep at the set time after closing the
lid, but wakes up again about 2 minutes later, and then stays on
continually from there.

I have checked my sleep settings, and nothing seems to have been
changed, so far as I can tell. In other words, my sleep settings are
what they always have been.

Has anyone on list experienced this issue; and, if so, what did you
do to address it?

Thank you!

Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan

Soronel Haetir

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