Windows goes to sleep mode instead of shutting down

Windows goes into sleep mode instead of shutting down the system – Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10

In Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 sometimes it happens to a situation in which after the election of shutdown from the start menu or sidebar, so really it is not closed. Just move the mouse, touch pad, press the keyboard to quickly resume operation of your computer. The situation is often undesirable because it leads to the depletion of the battery, as well as unwanted actuations computer. The computer resumes not only by accidental contact with any of the peripherals, but sometimes also by incoming messages from the network (depending on settings). A similar situation applies power button on laptop computers that do not close, and move the computer to sleep. There is a quick solution to this problem, which is not as intuitive as the most options of Windows.



Changing the Power Settings

Solution to the above problem is in the computer’s power options. Start-up power options is available in several ways, so the problem can be solved in several ways:

  1. Starting the Power Options:
    1. Method 1: Clicking right-click button on the battery and choice “Power Options”.
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    2. Method 2: Clicking left-mouse button on the battery and choice “More power options” – depends on modelu.
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    3. Method 3: Select the Start menu -> type “Control Panel” -> enter “Power Options”
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    4. Method 4: Pressing the Windows logo key + X -> Select “Control Panel” -> then select: Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options
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  2. Select “Choose what the power buttons” from the menu on the left side of the window.
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  3. To enable the ability to edit the settings, click on the option: “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.
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  4. You should select “Enable fast start (recommended)”. In addition, here are the options for the buttons and closing the flap. Keep in mind that the setting at these options close with a quick launch option selected results in leaving the computer in standby mode.
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  5. Finally, confirm the changes by clicking “Save changes”.


Shutdown command

If a shutdown in such a way would be held once or sporadically, you can use the command-line prompt. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Run the start menu.
  2. Enter “CMD” or “Command line”
  3. At the command prompt, type: “shutdown /s /t 0”. The digit 0, after the letter t (time) is the time to shutdown the system.

The command can also be saved as a shortcut, eg. As an icon on the desktop. Such an icon can be run as often as necessary:

  1. On the desktop or any folder, click ppm (right click) and choose New -> Shortcut.
  2. In the “Type the location of the item:”, type the command: “shutdown /s /t 0”.
  3. The next field is the name of the shortcut, which can be arbitrary.
  4. You have created a shortcut that allows you to shutdown. You can change the name and icon appearance, like any other icon.


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