Published on March 11, 2017 By kona0197 In Personal Computing

Got me a Lenovo laptop here. Not sure of the model, I know it's an IdeaPad 110, but they have many 110 models. This one has the Intel Core I3 with 6 GB of DDR4 memory and a 1 TB hard drive. Anyhow, I'm running Windows 10 and have it set to turn off the display after 2 minutes and sleep after 5 on both plugged in and battery. Now I don't have any programs stopping it from sleeping that I know of. I created a sleep button for my taskbar that works fine, but I would prefer the machine to do it itself as I forget to hit that button sometimes. Any help is much appreciated, thanks. 

on Mar 11, 2017

If you find the answer let me know. My desktop is the same way. I checked everything that is running in the background, no luck. I have a sidebar program that has a button for sleep mode. The only good thing is if I download movies or large files I don't have to set it to not sleep. 

on Mar 11, 2017

^ This ^ I picked up a lenovo, mostly for word processing and vids.  It won't sleep either.

on Mar 12, 2017

Count your blessings.  I recently acquired a Dell laptop with Win10Pro and through trial and error have found that sleep is a serious battery killer.  I've re-set all the power settings so that it never sleeps in any circumstances and I can get a good 8 hours of use doing so.  If it sleeps for as little as 15-20 minutes, battery life drops by as much as a third or more - seems completely counter-intuitive, but MS appears to have implemented sleep very poorly in Win10 if it's intent was to preserve battery, which it simply does not.

on Mar 12, 2017

Mh could be many things:

First logical thing i would do is unplug every USB device connected to the Laptop because it might interfere with sleep.Its important to restart the system after you have unplugged the USB stuff-restart and see if it will go to sleep.

Hybrid sleep borked:
"Power Options -> Change Plan Settings -> Sleep -> Allow hybrid sleep -> Setting -> Off" to disable hybrid sleep. 
Dunno about this one but apparently setting it to off will actually turning it on as some describe.
Sounds funny though

media running preventing the laptop to go to sleep:
System Control\Hardware and Sound\Energy Options\Power Management Settings

Or :
click the notification center on the taskbar (looks like a speechbubble)

click on all settings
Network and energy saving
additional energysettings
there will be a clickable option on the right side of your selected energyplan, that says change energy saving settings, click on that.
Now click on advanced energy settings
Scroll down to the bottom of the list until multimedia... now set the first one to allow sleep.

close it.


on Mar 13, 2017

Guys nothing is plugged in at all except the wireless mouse and it never has caused an issue with other laptops and sleep mode. Hybrid sleep is off, and hibernate is disabled. All programs are closed when I want it to sleep. It still refuses to do so, even after 4 hours. 

on Mar 13, 2017

on Mar 13, 2017

It would have to be Windows ten on the Dell, because when I had a Dell mine never slept after I tweaked my power settings.

on Mar 13, 2017


It would have to be Windows ten on the Dell, because when I had a Dell mine never slept after I tweaked my power settings.

Willy, I have a Dell win10 laptop and it goes to sleep whatever time I set it. Don't know. Also have a Dell desktop but that has win 7 on it and 8.


Hit it with a hammer, it will sleep.

on Mar 26, 2017

Maybe he drinks too much coffiee?

on Mar 30, 2017

Actually I got it working, I just don't remember how. I think it was the reply from Phoon. I tried that and there was a multimedia app blocking sleep mode. I turned it off, it now works. Thanks guys.