Details about Sleep Mode in Windows® 7
What is Sleep Mode in Windows 7? What are the ways to disable Sleep Mode?
Sleep Mode is a helpful power saving feature in which the system goes into Sleep Mode after 10 minutes. Very little time needs to be spent on waiting for the PC to come on if Sleep Mode is used. In Sleep Mode, Windows 7 saves data to the memory that is RAM and then switches to minimal power mode. Even though it saves power, it can be annoying sometimes. While Windows 7 switches back to normal power mode there is a delay of five seconds. Any unsaved data stored in RAM can be lost during a power failure, or sometimes the password has to be re-entered after Sleep Mode. There can also be cases when the PC is going to sleep at the wrong time and other cases where it has trouble in coming out of Sleep Mode.
Discussed below are some points that will help you to disable Sleep Mode on Windows 7:
- Ways to disable Sleep Mode
- Problems with Sleep Mode
- Ways to fix the problems with Sleep Mode
Way to disable Sleep Mode
The way to disable Sleep Mode is simple and easy. The configuration of Sleep Mode can be changed or even disabled by navigating to the power option on the Control Panel. Check the Balance option by default and then click on the ‘Change plan settings’ and change the time for Sleep Mode to activate itself. If it needs to be fully disabled, change it to ‘Never’ or change to a suitable value according to your needs.
Problems with Sleep Mode
Sleep Mode can lead to problems. One problem is the disappearance of the task bar, leaving only the orb. Another problem is that Windows 7 stops responding, that is, Windows 7 does not recover from Sleep Mode. The symptoms are hanging of the device, including USB ports and appearance of stop messages. Sleep Mode may also lead to problems like the appearance of error messages.
Optical mouse, wireless keyboard or sometimes damaged devices used cause problems with Sleep Mode. So devices and settings should be properly checked so that problems can be avoided. Also, make sure that no programs run at the time of startup so that they will not interfere with Sleep Mode when the computer is booted.
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