Laptop goes to sleep within a few minutes

Having issues with your computer going to sleep when you don’t want it to? Maybe you have already adjusted a few power settings and it still happens. Well (so far) there’s a fix for it.

Recently, we have discovered a “hidden” power setting that puts the computer into sleep mode after a couple of minutes with no use. According to a few articles, it’s most often caused by using a external mouse/keyboard with your laptop. Here’s what you can do…


1. Click on the windows icon
2. Type regedit
3. Right-click on regedit icon, click Run as administrator
4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\238C9FA8-0AAD-41ED-83F4-97BE242C8F20\7bc4a2f9-d8fc-4469-b07b-33eb785aaca0
5. Double click on Attributes
6. Enter number 2.
7. Go to Advanced power settings (click on Windows button, write power options, click on Power Options, in the selected plan click on the Change plan settings, click on the Change advanced power settings).
8. Click on the Change settings that are currently unavailable
9. Click Sleep, then System unattended sleep timeout, then change these settings from 2 Minutes to 20 (or any amount of time)


That should do the trick. If you continue to have issues with power settings, just contact your handy-dandy Tech Department.