Fix: Windows 10 Keeps Going to Sleep After 2 Minutes

October 12th, 2019 by Admin Leave a reply »

Windows 10 keeps going to sleep after approximately 1-2 minutes idle? This problem may happen even if an affected user changes all the display and sleep settings to “Never”.

To fix such sleep mode problem, you have to tweak a hidden system setting in the Power Options called “System unattended sleep timeout”.

How to Fix: Windows 10 Keeps Going to Sleep After 2 Minutes

  1. Press the Windows + R keys together, type regedit in the Run box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.

  2. Copy the following registry location and paste it in the address bar of the Registry Editor, and pressing Enter will take you to that location. In the right pane, double-click on the DWORD Attributes.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\238C9FA8-0AAD-41ED-83F4-97BE242C8F20\7bc4a2f9-d8fc-4469-b07b-33eb785aaca0

  3. Change the value from 1 to 2 and click OK. This will make the “System unattended sleep timeout” setting appear in the Power Options control panel.

  4. Close Registry Editor. Open the advanced settings of your current power plan, the “System unattended sleep timeout” setting should appear under the Sleep option. By default, it’s set to 2 minutes. You can change this to a longer period of time or 0 (Never idle to sleep).

That’s it!